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How many hours a week do you work?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by marc37, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    About 55 hours a week, including a halfday on a weekend.  Of course, in academia, "work" is a malleable term.

    I also do suplemental work, for which I am not paid directly. I's hard work; but I love the perks. Pimpin' ain't easy.
     


  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    40 hours at work, plus a good 20+ hours for school every week. I still find some time to socialize, really depends on my school workload (don't want to dip below a 3.8 GPA).

    Jon.
     


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    topcatny Distinguished Member

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    I average between 45-50 hours a week in the office. More certain times of the year. I also do another 5-10 hours of work on the train, at home etc.
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    having worked in a few countries, I think that there is some truth in that.

    I keep it to about 55 or so. I used to do better than 70 on average, but I was pretty crazy then. I have had really crazy periods in my life when I worked harder. 2-3 times a year I'll be at a trade show where I do a 16 hour day for set up, then 4-6 12 hour days selling, 2 hours a day in transit, and maybe 4-6 hours drinking and eating with customers, then 8-12 hours folding up. that can be a really tough week.

    I try to get up and on the phone and computer by 5 30 am,  and then get home before 6 pm, with only half an hour or so after I get home on the phone and email. and between 5 am and 6 pm, I will get to the gym and have lunch, so it isn't all work.


    oh, and I do it cause I like my work, and I have a family to feed, and a future to worry about, and I have certain goals, both personal and career wise that I want to hit.
     


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    i work 40 hours per week. i can't afford to work any more than that, what with having a life and all.
     


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    As a freelancer, it varies wildly. When there's not a lot of stuff in the pipeline, I have a lot of free time to screw around. But if I'm busy, then I'm at the computer 12+ hrs a day, as I tend to just immerse myself in a project until it's finished and rarely come up for air. Days, nights, weekends - it's all the same...
     


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    Quite the opposite, actually. I work in advertising. [​IMG] I work so much because I have a very demanding client with a decent budget, and because my agency is severely understaffed. Simple as that, really.
     


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    Legal = 35 h

    Most of people = 39 h with added days off (difference between 39 and 35)


    May be 42/43 h


    We have 5 weeks of holiday + 1 to 3 weeks (if we work more than 35h) + may be 12 bank holidays
     


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    yes US have a low productivity...
     


  10. Tokyo Slim

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    I work 40 hours a week at Depot and another 30-35 hours delivering pizza.

    I'd like to think I'm desperate for cash, not boring.
     


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    (CTGuy @ April 01 2005,21:26) Personally I am willing to work an incredible amount when necessary, but to work more the 60-70 hours a week on a consistent basis tells me you are either desperate for cash or you are a very boring person.
    I work 40 hours a week at Depot and another 30-35 hours delivering pizza. I'd like to think I'm desperate for cash, not boring.
    How much do you make for one pizza ?
     


  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Ernest - I make $7.35 an hour delivering pizza base pay, and 80 cents a delivery for mileage, plus tips.


    Yeah Home Depot. You've heard of it? Heh.
     


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    How can someone who works 17h per day have time and desire to post 15 messages per day on a forum talking about clothes?

    working 72h without sleeping = impossible
     


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    (jmswentworth @ Mar. 29 2005,16:04) 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
    How can someone who works 17h per day have time and desire to post 15 messages per day on a forum talking about clothes? working 72h without sleeping = impossible
    I work 3 days in a week.
     


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    Impossible for SMURF or Farmer.
     


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