I work long hours, but I would not say it is high paying. I went many years working two or three jobs at a time. So I still have that work from sun up to sun down bug in me. The wife is trying to change that in me, and I am trying. It is hard though.
I have a job that keeps me away from home a lot and I hate that. When I was with my ex I loved traveling for work because it got me away from her. Now I actually have a family that I want to spend time with and traveling has become a real problem for me. Sometimes my wife and baby travel with me, sometimes not. When they're not with me I find myself getting depressed a lot and hating my job.
I work just 40 hours a week most weeks. I do make good money though. I can be reached at home if I'm needed at night, but most times I'm not needed at work. I have come to realize that family is everything.
A close friend of mine passed away last year. He has a young family and he always worked. I'm not going to be like him!
I know I work too much but at the same time, its better than working too little right? No offense either and anyone that knows me, knows if its an ER I will drop work and take care of the family. The family also knows that I work for them, but they still come first.