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Well done for surviving as long as you did!
That took some serious guts to admit you're struggling like that.
@Charon92 Thanks - I should say that this incident was over 15 years ago now; I'm in a much better place mentally and physically than I was as the time. The takeaway from this rant is try not to bottle things up and break yourself to get work done for a company - your personal health and happiness is way more important, but also don't underestimate how much help you can get when you least expect it.
Don't apologize for bad management. Don't give them any credit. If they were asking you to work over 40 hours a week, they were clearly in the wrong. They can't make up for it by giving you some time off.
Find a shop that respects the 40 hour work week. That place sounds toxic.