Fear not non-US dwellers, there are those of us in the US that feel the pain of weekend event hours.
If you live outside the US the hours blow this is true.
If you live in the US and don't live by the psuedo-traditional 9-5 Monday-Friday work/school routine you also get shorted.
I for instance work Wed-Sun 3pm to close so I will most likely have (to include life things like sleep shower eat) even less available hours than many non-US players.
Personally I don't understand why they can't just give everyone that logs in during the weekend a x2xp boost with like a 24hour gametime timer, they could even give the boost a hard expiration date (1 week? the following friday?) and probably make most of the SWTOR gamers across the world happy.
Actually, in Europe it's pretty ok. We get friday eventing, the entire saturday and sunday and then we get a smidge during monday morning.