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‘I was working 72 hours a week – it was cult-like’

‘I was working 72 hours a week – it was cult-like’

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Gemma ChambersNinety-five-hour work weeks, five hours' sleep a night and an ultimatum. After a group of young Goldman Sachs analysts warned they would leave the firm unless things changed, the boss said it was "great" they had voiced their concerns.When we first reported the story, dozens of you got in touch to talk working hours and how work-life balance has shifted during the pandemic.Here, four people explain what a week in their jobs looks like.'My last job felt cult-like'Gemma Chambers recently left a job where she was expected to work seven days a weekThe 22-year-old joined a Sheffield firm last October in what she thought would be a digital marketing job. On arrival, she and the other newly-employed graduates were asked to cold call and go door-to-door on behalf of charities the fir...