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Myself, I don't begrudge the extra hours per se.  I am a programmer and I like my work.  I often work on programs which are not work related in my non-working hours.  I I find it very satisfying to make something actually work, both in work and non-work hours.  What I hate about the US system is the feeling that, despite all my work and all that I do, I am just a few paychecks from sleeping under a bridge, and that my childrens' futures are hostage to the vagaries of some fortune I can neither control nor predict.  It's not the leisure I crave, it's some sense of security.
by guleblanc on Wed Jul 6th, 2005 at 03:12:15 PM EST

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