Originally Posted by Grenadier
We are on salary. It's called having a career, not a job.
There are 168 hours in a week. Lets say that you spend 49 of them sleeping. You now have 119 hours to pursue whatever you wish.
Your "career", as you say, demands on average a 60 hour work week. You now have 59 hours to spare. Factor in a 30 minute commute each way and a 1 hour lunch (assume working 6 days a week). Now you're down to 47 hours.
Of these 47 hours, 17 are allocated to your Sunday. That leaves 30 hours, or 5 hours a day to do whatever you want for the rest of your week. And I'm not even including showering, getting ready for your "career", eating, or using the bathroom.
That's not a career. It's a lifestyle. You are spending somewhere between 1.5x to 2x the time at your career than with loved ones, friends, just relaxing, striking up hobbies, or doing anything else you want. If you're not compensated handsomely for this, then I pity you.
And btw, if your career is something you love, then congratulations. Mine is something I am absolutely passionate about. But I'm more passionate about my family and friends, and I would rather enjoy my life with the people who have close relationships to me (and have for my entire life) than advancing in my "career".