A company I'm prospecting has many employees who work more than 40 hours per week (from what I've surveyed, the average is 45-55), and very regularly. However, the position that I would be filling is an engineering position in which every other employee is salaried.
I value my time highly, and would prefer not to have work encroach on my other activities.
That said, is it reasonable to ask to be paid hourly, with the equivalent of the salary @ 40 hrs per week minus company holidays? Is there any way I can strongly justify it on my end?
I do not have my PE (Principles of Engineering) exam certification, so I cannot legally do contract or consulting work.