last twenty year of my working life i was paye because the revenue was cracking down on self employed working for same firm etc. guy i worked for wanted me to stay but cards in for same rate. and same hours i generally did 6 full days probably all at least 10 hours often more nowhere near 20 quid an hour though, my dad used to tell me work to live not live to work, but that took a long time to sink in for me though.
It's really difficult though to do this when you have bills to pay and kids to look after. I would like to spend more time with my kids but equally I want them to have clean clothes and I like to do nice things with them when I am home. I couldn't be on the dole the boredom would send me insane