Computerworld: At the recent IBM Share conference, attendees sounded off in a session titled "The Mythical 40-Hour Week." They said the recession has led to longer hours and stagnant pay. "There are lots, lots of people in IT who are expected to work far more than a 40-hour week," said one IT staffer, who noted that 60-hour work weeks are common.
Those complaints seem to be leading to an overall decrease in morale among IT workers. A recent survey from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) found that the willingness of employees to "exert high levels of discretionary effort" recently hit its lowest level in 10 years.