I've been a self-employed painter for 13 years and, because of diversification, only work 2-3 days(maybe 18-20 hours) per week and spend the rest of my time enjoying my kids and hobbies. I recently took on a job locally that i estimated would take 3 days to complete working 5-6 hours each of those days. It peeves the lady when I leave every day at 2:30 to go pick my kids up from school and be finished for the day. I know now that I should have told her before the job started, but would like some opinions anyway. Do we owe the people we work for an 8 hour day? One of the reasons I own my business is to set my own hours, have some freedom, etc.