Is extreme overtime (50, 60, or more hours per week) what you call a typical workweek? Take this quick poll to let us know how often you work extreme overtime.
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.