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Can I expect to work less in industry? Really looking for a 40 hour week. Does such a thing exist?

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They exist but you'll get paid accordingly.

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I work maybe 35hrs/week and make 90k in low CoL (Texas). It's boring work but I leave work at work and never give it a second thought on the weekends. I work from home every Friday and nobody tracks my time (including PTO). Idk if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, but it's definitely what I need right now. I work out 4-5 times a week and have 2 international trips booked already. I actually get to live the life outside the office I dreamed of.

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Government

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They do exist. Coming from industry. I quit because it is too boring.

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God why do we have to work so many hours to make a decent salary now?? Fml, I give up

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I leave between 5-6 each day. Get in at 9. It's not technically 40 hours a week (closer to 45-50), but the difference from PwC is ENORMOUS. I've lost weight, I sleep better, I don't dread going into work...I'm not clearing $100k, but my pay per hour increased quite a bit over Pdubs

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I would even take a 9 to 9 in industry as long as I don't have to work weekends.

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Federal contracting with a company that doesn't expect anything else like B4 does. You can push $200K depending on the Industry and location.

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I don't think so

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You averaged 67 hours per week in industry? WTF?

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We all should have been computer programmers. 90 to 100k out of school and 40 to 50 hours a week max.

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So no such thing as a $100k+ 40 hour industry job?

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Agree, OP- it was both insane and brutal.

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@Senior Associate 1, what exactly do you do there?

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With the right resume... 100k and less stressful 45-55 hr/weeks seem reasonable

Went back to PA as I had a 100k industry role...for 3500 hours a year.

@40~ a week

Yea federal/ fed consulting is the way to go

SA1, I dream of the job in Texas that I can finally get.

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