I have a full-time job for my current employer and have been working here for 2 years. The problem is that I'm working a lot of hours, since I enjoy my profession a lot (I'm in software engineering/devops) and 40 hours of work is not enough for me. My productivity is no issue, people are saying I'm insanely efficient; I just want to work more to develop my skills and myself as well as improve my company. I'm working for a company with a size of about 200 employees and there is always a ton of work to do everywhere.
For the past 2 years I have found myself working all days long, including weekends, as I like seeing the impact I can have on the company and I feel like I have the ability to "change the world". It was all fair, but now I realize I've been spending my entire life for that company working my ass off when it turned out I'm a crazy one: most people work for their $X paycheck and go home after 8 hours.
The problem I have is that I want to work a lot. I want things to be great and stay focused on products in the current company but I don't want to do it for free anymore. I get paid about the same salary compared to people who only work their 40 hours while I put in a lot more time than they do.
I think that feeling is burning me out; I'm starting to feel bad about it. All I want is to get paid for the additional ~35 hours I'm working for the company's benefit (and profit) after hours and on weekends.
How can I resolve my problem? Is there any way I could talk to my employer and say - "Hey, I want to work here 1.5x full-time for ~1.5x the current salary. Is that fine"?
I don't want to look for a side job, I want to stay focused and do great things here like I am used to doing for the past 2 years now. My heart is still all in it, but can't stand the feeling that someone doing a regular 40 hours of work is getting paid the same as I am when I am working a huge amount of overtime.
Is this somehow solvable? Suggestions like "just do your job, work 40 hours and go home" don't satisfy me. I'm pretty much a workaholic and I really just want to do it, my life makes sense this way and it lets me develop my skills quickly.
Entire thread is in lines of: Do you know someone that was in the same situation and how he managed to figure that out? Is it often what happens to me or I'm just sick? How often people want to work that much?