MeatCatalogue wrote: »
This. Once you move into engineering or architect roles, you work when the "decision makers" are available, not when problems happen.
pevangel wrote: »
Not always true. I work where the "decision makers" are also on-call so engineers and architects still have to be part of the on-call rotation. There are some outages that just can't wait until business hours.
networker050184 wrote: »
It seems like the mid level operations type is where the long hours come in. Help desk guys are usually normal eight hours. Engineering/design usually work normal hours. The ops guys that take the escalations and run maintenance are where the long hours come in. So just suck it up while in that stage of your career and you'll be to the promise land in no time!
hurricane1091 wrote: »
People are in every field for money first and foremost. I'd love to be a professional soccer player, but if you paid me $100 a week, I couldn't live off that and I wouldn't want to do it anymore. And no one wants to work 60 hours weeks and get paid for 40 hours. I think it's healthy for people to have an interest but also use compensation as a driving factor as well.