How many hours do you work in a typical week?

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CIO in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
45 hours
VP, Director of Cyber Incident Response in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
40-60+  The + typically comes into play when there's a cyber incident.
VP of IT in Media, 10,001+ employees
AVP and Deputy CIO in Education, 10,001+ employees
All of them
CIO in Education, 201 - 500 employees
VP of Engineering in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Director of IT in Construction, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Director of IT in Healthcare and Biotech, 501 - 1,000 employees
35-55 depending on fires. Most weeks is sub 40. I appreciate having proper staff counts to ensure I'm able to focus on the projects and planning most of the time.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I typically work 42-45 with occasional 50+ but then I am strict on doing several in low 40s to recharge my batteries

Our company operates on everything is #1 priority and is overdue. This drives a overtime forever mentality

I’ve watch many work 60+ hour weeks and still get laid off

Key is to really figuring out what truly is the #1 priority and getting that done

Problem is leaders above me are rarely aligned

Best guidance I can give is work the hours you need but not to the point in impacts your health or your family
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Global Data & Analytics Sr. Director, Platform & Architecture in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees

Couldn't agree more, Chris. Very often we put those crazy hours on ourselves and if you reduce, no one actually will notice...I have a long personal story. Reached out the limits not long ago, and right now trying to get back to a healthy ways of working....not perfect - far from that but at least am aware now and I know what I have to do going forward. :-)

Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
I do 45-50, trying to decrease it and be around 42-45 which would be ideal

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