I worked 8 hours a day. There are times when you are needed to work longer for what ever reason but you get paid for overtime for it. If l was asked to work extra with out getting paid for it. I would pack my tools and tell the person running the job to mail my pay due me to my home and leave. In the beginning a carpenter has to put up with a lot of bull sh-t. Now when you get to a certain point that you know and they know you are good you then have more control as to how you are treated in the work place and at that point getting another job is a lot easier to get.