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...despite free lectures [yes, I know I should take the fees, but always seems wrong somehow], pro bonos and research projects/papers Sad

...and doesn't include all the background reading that most field archaeologists clearly never do, to judging by the **** that fills the discussion boxes on most context sheets and the discussion section of many commercial grey-lit reports :face-stir:
37 is plenty anything over is time and a half........... one reason the wages are so crap is that many people work lots of their own time for free without question.... a real bonus for the employer ! (arse licking in my book)..... This applies particularly to those doing archaeology as a second career who don't really need the money.
Since Jack is too busy to play Devil's Advocate [he's been let loose writing a huge monograph, Lordy help us...]...

...Clients aren't (usually) prepared to pay for quality work, and unfortunately most curators etc seem to settle for barely adequate, so if you have any professional pride and want to do anything half decently you have to put the time (usually your own) in...or not

And those people who stay that extra 30 minutes in the p***ing rain at the end of the job to rescue those extra couple of samples or whatever DO, in fact, get remembered next time around. I'm probably, in any conventional sense, unemployable, but I've never let that hold me back, I've just always made sure that I'm indispensible :face-approve:
Working hours per week is scary...

Just finished now Sad

Normal week is around 84-96
I think I heard on the BBC one line news of your day or week compilation saying something along the gist of "I went into work and did nothing all day to see if anybody noticed." I think that this was what prentice was up to in coining this thread. Where the concept of working hours went most bazaar was the 16 hours rules and family tax credits.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...-childcare
BAJR Wrote:Working hours per week is scary...

Just finished now Sad

Normal week is around 84-96

Rich yet?

Nah, me neither Sad
Dinosaur Wrote:...Clients aren't (usually) prepared to pay for quality work, and unfortunately most curators etc seem to settle for barely adequate, so if you have any professional pride and want to do anything half decently you have to put the time (usually your own) in...or not

I don't think professional pride has anything to do with doing that little bit extra to cover up for others failings... I go to work and try to do my job to the best of my ability...during my paid working hours...after that well maybe I think that there are better things to do with my time.
Am gradually getting to that age where I'd quite like to be remembered for having done some quality work Cool

....of course it would help if anyone ever actually published anything I've slaved over for thousands of hours, but the drafts are there anyway...
Dinosaur Wrote:....of course it would help if anyone ever actually published anything I've slaved over for thousands of hours, but the drafts are there anyway...

Ah, you cannot beat 'preservation by record' (including dissemination)....
Suppose I've always got my mini-monograph that was definitely coming out the xmas before last to fall back on... Sad
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