My work week is 37.5 hours (although technically I am a salaried employee, not hourly).
In a typical week here, I do maybe two to three solid hours of actual work. No, really. But as far as I’m concerned, the deal I made when I signed the contract is that I’m to be paid for 37.5 hours as long as I’m here those hours. It’s not like I’m accumulating time when there’s no work to do. (We can’t take overtime anymore, at least for the time being.)
When I’m busy, however, I can get what my manager thinks is a week’s worth of work done in maybe 15 hours. Tops.
Things are about to become hectic here for the next few weeks, and I’ll probably be quite busy, but certainly not “37.5 hours” kind of busy.
My last job was the complete opposite: I was run ragged, always doing overtime, and paid maybe two thirds of what I make here.
I was just wondering who else is in the same boat. And if you work your ass off, more power to you, and please don’t get on my case. It’s not my fault it works this way at this fucked company.