- how many hours do you work a week?
Just want to try and guage how stupid I am….
I work 8:30-5:30 monday to thursday, -5:00 on friday. We get an hour for lunch, but that’s just the start of it. It is frowned upon to leave much before 6…I often come in and do a few (up to 5) hours of a weekend and have been stuck in the office until gone midnight before now. I’m typing this at my desk!
So go on, STW – how nuts am I / are you?
MorgsPosted 6 years agomrmoMember
I work 8:30 to 5 5 days a week with an hour for lunch, i tend to get to work a bit before 8, i cycle most days so have a shower when i get in but i use the time to boot the PC up get a few things going before i go.
Then probably take around 30mins for lunch. But i almost always leave at 5pm.
Call it stress management, but working beyond 5 has never featured in my life.Posted 6 years agocarlosgMember
Official hours are 7.00am – 2.30pm Monday and Tuesday the rest of the week (Weds – Sat) is 6.30am – 2.30pm , we get a 40 minute break that I usually take off the end of my duty so paid for 39 hours , get a floating day off that moves on a day each week so get a long weekend every 6 weeks.
It’s rare I ever do overtime.Posted 6 years agowillejMember
My average is about 43 hours a week. All paid for. Usually start at 8:15-8:30am, half hour unpaid for lunch and leave between 5 and 6pm. I went through a period of about 3 years when I was doing 6 days a week (50 hrs/week on average) which was killing me so now I work less and rest and play more!Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
35 hours on the dot (not counting lunches) Sometimes a little more, which I take back as time off in lieu some other time.
One thing I find interesting is that people who work extra hours often are convinced that it’s just perfectly normal and that everyone does it. In my last job, there was a team of 5 of us doing much the same job, for much the same money, 1 woman worked at least 5 hours a week extra and never claimed money or time off for it because, quote, “everyone does it”. Apart from everyone else there that is.Posted 6 years agocarlosgMember
One thing I find interesting is that people who work extra hours often are convinced that it’s just perfectly normal and that everyone does it
There’s a group of about 10 blokes at work do this every day , they’re the main reason that upper management believe the job is too easy and that we need to reduce our staffing levels.Posted 6 years agov8ninetySubscriber
37.5hrs/wk average, on a 24/7 rota working 12hr day and night shifts. (with 3/4hr deducted for a meal break). I travel 35 miles to work which takes about 45 minutes at each end of the shift too, but I don’t get paid for that so i’m not counting it.
On the plus side, every now and then I get paid to go mountain biking in the name of fitness training… bonus!Posted 6 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Never really added it up.
7-30 to 5 most days with lunch invariably eaten while working if I even get time.
7-30 to 6 on a Wednesday.
Evening events over the year probably average out to another hour each week.
Maybe an hour or so at home each night except Fridays.
3 hours at home on a Sunday morning.
So around 55 hours a week.
Balanced out by the 13 weeks holiday/riding time I get each year I guess.
slainte ➡ robPosted 6 years agoLucasSubscriber
I hope all the people above working crazy hours are being paid overtime or have a nice fat salary. If not then really you’re in the wrong job or have the wrong employer. I really hate the one-upman-ship thing that starts to happen when people start working longer hours to prove how important they are. If you are having to work many hours to get the job done then your employer needs to employ more people (fair enough if you’re self employed) or you need to get better at time management.
To me the most important thing is time away from work, time with family and time doing things I like (fair enough if you really love work and don’t really like your family). I get paid for 37.5 hrs a week, some weeks I work more and stay away from home, but that adds up the flexi time so the next week I’ll have a bit of time off to make up. I don’t get paid a massive amount, I get my work done so it seems a good compromise to mePosted 6 years ago
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