On a typical day, we the crew, would put in 14 hour days, at which point the crew foreman would go back to the hotel and put in another 2-3 hours work on paper work. All of this together wouldn't be so bad if it weren't demanded 6 days a week, sometimes 7, 5 weeks at a time with only one week off to spend time with the family at which point, the crew foreman's phone would never stop ringing from upper management. All in all, the benefits were great, the pay was decent, but the lifestyle was harsh and draining.
I did learn a lot about how to keep a crew motivated day in and day out. Pep talks, learning to listen, providing constant updates to upper management, all the while getting my daily requirements and expectations met.
Per diem pay was excellent in comparison to other companies.
6-7 days a week, 5 week hitches with only 7 days home, two of which are used for travel to and fro.