he only way to survive is to take up the workload of more than 1 person. I am the developer, administrator, trainer, consultant and manager - for the price of one developer. Not healthy. I soon developed bad headaches, shoulders and back.
Things are so bad that I had to talk to the directors about work life balance. Let’s just say that it did not happen, and I choose to value my life more than a stinking job.
So my advice - don’t stick to being a worker. It will not get you far, nor give you the freedom. Pick up more skills such as SEO and marketing, give yourself more open roads to walk on.