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Whether or not 50-60 hours per week is "reasonable" really depends on the person,
from where I stand, the expectation of more than 40 hours per week every week when the standard compensation level is for 40 is by definition unreasonable.
if the level of compensation was negotiated with the expectation of 50 or 60 hours, then that's not unreasonable because the negotiated compensation matches the expectation.
That's why the situation we have in Poland is so awesome. You get paid for 40 hours. You work overtime? You have to get paid 150%. You work overtime during night or on Sunday? That's 200% for you. Also: you worked on Sunday? You can always exchange any amount of work for a day of paid leave, even when you've only worked 1 hour. (I'm not entirely sure what's the lowest amount of time you need to spend working, could be that 15 minutes is enough).
Sure, this doesn't mean that there aren't places where it doesn't work this way, but this is veeeery illegal.
Unless you're a contractor with a one-man business, which in IT describes probably the majority of the workforce - you pay linear company tax instead of progressive income tax, you get some social security exemptions, VAT deductions for things bought "for the company", etc.