Just wondering how many hours everyone works per week (to make a living/employment). Also, if you get paid time off (PTO being paid sick/personal/vacation days) if you are not self-employed. I currently run my own small firm (3+ years) in the green industry and received an offer from a company I sometimes act as a sub contractor for. The salary offered is reasonable and there is a fringe benefits package (a bit underwhelming - 33.3% contribution to family health). Unfortunately, the company only gives 2 weeks of PTO (other companies I've been with usually give 2 weeks of vacation to start PLUS personal/sick days). From what I understand they typically give the week of Christmas off (technically not in the offer). It looks like they want me to work 55 hours/week on average. It can be a physically and mentally taxing field. They rarely work weekends, however. In the instance you do work an 80 week in busy seasons it would be 5 16s. Other than the fact that I think most people are overworked (IMO) it doesn't seem too bad. I've just got my fist kid on the way in the early fall and will be leaving the flexibility of running my own thing (profitable for the first time in my third year) for the stability of a full time year round position (if i take it). Do people working FT+ feel like they still get to be with their kids? So.... How many hours do you work a week? Do you get a good amount of PTO?