After a year of trying to get work, I now have taken on so much it is scary. In playing catch-up I have been burning the long hours for quite a while, but this past week takes the cake. We had a long weekend here and I worked 20 hours a day for all three days (after a week of 18 hour days working through a bad cold (did an all-nighter one day last week). Then on Tuesday night my wife and I were woken by a large mouse in our room and we only got three hours sleep. With two large deadlines looming this morning, I have just done a double-allnighter since Tuesday's three hours sleep. It is now Friday morning and I haven't been to bed since Tuesday.
I handed in the first of two projects at 7:00 this morning and received an email back, without a word of thanks, asking where was the other one (which they will get within the hour).
Large corporates can be bullies.