A normal day starts at 6:15am and I go home for dinner with my family at 4:30pm. No breaks and 1/2 hr for lunch.....and I'm busy every minute of it.
Once a week a machine goes down for maintenance work and I'll stay until 8:pm.
Just finished a week long shut working 5:30am to 8:30pm.
Some weekends I go in for 4 hour paperwork catch ups.
I'm salary, non union, so I get a fixed monthly income with no overtime pay.
Most companies expect you to work at least 15% overtime with no extra pay. I shows motivation and helps with career advancement.....or future employment.
.......they say, that'* why I get the big bucks.