Well joffmeister its not always been like that, ive done my fair share of weekends, i used to work away for a couple of months at a time but thankfully no more. If i cannot earn enough Mon to Fri the work/home balance effects are greater than the financial implications.
I prefer to have a modest life and enjoy every moment hense 21 hours a week for me. Thats work 3 days a week 7.00am to 2.30am or 2.00pm to 9.30pm. 4 days off per week and 4 weeks paid holiday a year but I have to work bank holidays and xmas day too.
Minipeace, excellent retort, you know the score. Mark, very true i should know i have enough bad days and Davey boy, i used to work on the rigs as a pipefitter 7 x 15hr shifts nightshift then fogged on after 3 weeks, very poor, but i do miss the time off and the cash.