PM Realty Group
I work well in excess of eight hours, but I love it. It's not like anyone's beating me over the head to do it. I work as much as I need to, to do those things required to win. If that takes you three hours, you work three hours. If that takes you 120 hours, you work 120 hours. The pace of business is very fast today. Companies have economized in personnel and staffing, so there's more of a load on individuals.
Mark Maechling (photo)
President and Chief Operating Officer
I came from Wall Street, where I worked 80 to 90 hours a week. Now I work 55 to 60 hours a week and I don't feel that is an unreasonable amount. You have to keep your priorities in order. Obviously family is first and business is second.
Transamerica Premier Funds
Yes, I work too many hours, for both personal and professional reasons. It's a function of the competitive environment that we're in, and the fact that if you don't produce, you're not going to be around much longer. I feel fortunate enough to have an understanding wife who's very patient, and who's supportive.
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