It is fairly uncommon for IT workers to stick to 40 hour workweeks unless they are hourly employees, and there is a strict budget in place. Of course, lingering an extra 15 or 30 minutes a day is really not a big deal, even if it eventually adds up to a few workweeks over the course of a year. On the other hand, many IT workers often (if not typically) work extreme overtime (50 or 60 hours — or more — per week). I have been in some jobs where "XOT" was rare, and I have been in environments where it was common. What about you? Take this quick poll and let us know.
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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.