How many hours a week do you work?

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  1. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    l have heard that us aussies have shorter working weeks compared with the rest of the world.

    How many hours do you work in an average week.?

    How many hours is the average working week for your country?

    What is the most hours you have ever worked in a week?
     


  2. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    about 50
    40 hours is considered the standard full-time work week in the US
    over 100.  that tends to be counterproductive when done on anything other than an infrequent basis.

    dan
     


  3. craig

    craig Active Member

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    Average: 50 - ish

    US Norm: 40 - ish

    Personal Worst - 85.

    your life starts to disappear when working more then 70hrs a week. If you love your job, I guess that is not a big deal.
     


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    jmswentworth Senior member

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    On average I work 17 hours a day (not including driving)
    I work between 3 and 7 days a week, depending on the amount of work I have
    So if we average that as 4.5 days a week
    I work (on average) 76.5 hours a week.

    The most I have ever worked is 3 straight 24 hour shifts, i.e. 72 hours straight.

    The UK average is 40 hours
    The French and Italian averages are a little less I think.
    I think the Swiss and German averages are higher
     


  5. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

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    Does SF and AAAC browsing count in the days "work"? [​IMG]
     


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    johnw86 Senior member

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    Depends on whether you're using the boss's computer during your workday. [​IMG] My average is 50-55 Most ever is 65 Once I'm averaging more than 10 hours for 5 days, it starts to show.
     


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    jmswentworth Senior member

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    (FIHTies @ Mar. 29 2005,07:08) Does SF and AAAC browsing count in the days "work"? [​IMG]
    Depends on whether you're using the boss's computer during your workday. Â [​IMG] My average is 50-55 Most ever is 65 Once I'm averaging more than 10 hours for 5 days, it starts to show.
    Wow, my average is more than your most ever.
     


  8. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    Zero.

    It was 38 hrs. and 45 minutes when I was working with an insurance company, but I got rid of that problem.

    It's back to school for me.

    Said company has all of their employees work this schedule and it is considered full-time. I am in the US.
     


  9. drizzt3117

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    I'm at the office about 50 hours per week, but probably spend another 4-5 hours per day working at home... ugh.
     


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    Average week: 50
    USA average: earlier respondants have said 40-ish, so I'll go with that.
    Peak: 120, when I was in grad school.
     


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    70, just dealing with the Grensons...I get in at 6:45 leave at 6, saty til 8 on Fridays, work every other Sunday and deal with the web site at home. So you guys think being a shoe salesman is easy, it works out to about $.75 an hour, where's my tip. I make less than a waiter.
     


  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    With all due respect, why do some of you work so much?

    I could understand if you were doing something that furthered your own interests beyond accumulating money to purchase high-line luxury items. If you were doing something that was a legitimate interest or furthered some cause.

    Surely some people pull 50+ hour weeks out of necessity, but it seems unusually high here.

    I'm young and I've yet to have a job that had any meaning beyond collecting a paycheck to me, so it may simply be a matter of experience.
     


  13. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    Gee, some of you guys work so hard. Poor old nightowl (Mr Grenson), he works terribly hard for little reward.

    l work a 40 hour week these days.

    The average work week in Aust for government places is 38 hours.

    l used to work 78 hours a week when l was a researcher. (l worked 7 days a week for years).

    The most l have ever worked is 85 hours. lt killed me.
     


  14. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    My friend told me (he worked in the U.S for 10 years) that Americans work longer hours because they don't work as intensely as we aussies do. He said that Americans like to socialise at work, therefore have to work longer hours to get the same amount of work done. He said that it takes Americans 10 hours to do 8 nhours work because of the socialising factor. Whereas Aussies just work flat out and finish the work in less time.
     


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    Yeah. Congratulations. You win. [​IMG]
     


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