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How much do you work?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by norcaltransplant, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. gort

    gort Distinguished Member

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    Pretty much standard 40hrs/week with the occasional big deadline that might require working extra here and there.
     


  2. deadly7

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    I just finished my 11th straight day of work. I've also been working a lot weekends. I personally don't mind my hours, averaging between 10-14 on the weekdays, and 6-8 on the weekends, though I'm tired as hell once I get home. This is apparently detrimental to my relationship. My girlfriend was pretty pissed when I gave the "sleepy face" about going out to karaoke.

    So, is this really a problem? How much does everyone work on average? Money causes a lot of anxiety for me, so I'd rather work and try to save or pay down debt as much as possible. FWIW, this is the perspective of a thirty year-old and not some recent college grad.


    Are you a fellow or something right now? I haven't heard many people identify themselves solely as internists.
     


  3. clee1982

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    My first year, 100+ hour a week, now it's more like 60 and on weekends.
     


  4. calisanfran

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    Used to work 80 hours a week in my previous job at an MC firm. Did it for three years. Money was good but it was worthless...I'd get back home around 11pm - midnight on an average. There would be barely any cars on the freeway when I would be driving back home; the housing complex that I lived in would be pitch dark - everyone's lights would be out when my car turned into the parking lot. Wifey would be asleep / retired to bed. Funny incident...an old neighbor of ours once asked my wife whether I worked night shifts - cause he would never actually see me. Jump out of the bed at 6am and start the whole routine again.

    Thankfully those days are behind me. I average ~45 hours these days. Money is good enough and I get to spend a lot of time with family. Couldn't be more satisfied.
     


  5. mktitsworth

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    I'm a grad student on an assistantship so my life is a bit different. Mondays and wednesdays I'm up at school 9-7. Depending upon my workload that can go up to Tuesdays, thursdays, fridays it's 8-530/6. During that time I am either in class, grading, teaching, doing homework, doing research, or in meetings for various things related to teaching and/or research. Often I get home and work 10-2 during week days and sometimes do two more 10+hour days on the weekend. I feel your pain on the weeks on end without stop bit.

    Officially though, I only work 20 hours.
     


  6. clee1982

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    I'm a grad student on an assistantship so my life is a bit different. Mondays and wednesdays I'm up at school 9-7. Depending upon my workload that can go up to Tuesdays, thursdays, fridays it's 8-530/6. During that time I am either in class, grading, teaching, doing homework, doing research, or in meetings for various things related to teaching and/or research. Often I get home and work 10-2 during week days and sometimes do two more 10+hour days on the weekend. I feel your pain on the weeks on end without stop bit.

    Officially though, I only work 20 hours.


    wait until deadline and have you advisor scream behind you [​IMG] , those were the days...
     


  7. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Technically I am salaried at 35 hours per week. Some days, I'm there 9-5. Some days, when the bosses are in town, it can be 9-7 or 8. There is the occasional day where you're there 12+ hours, but that's a once or twice in a year thing...hopefully. [​IMG] I've been racking up comp time as of late. We've been there till at least 5:30 or 6.
     


  8. mktitsworth

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    wait until deadline and have you advisor scream behind you [​IMG] , those were the days...

    Luckily, I'm studying mathematical physics, and have chosen an advisor whom I get along with really, really well. I can see the deadline bit, but not a whole lot of screaming. That just doesn't seem to be his style.
     


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    I just finished my 11th straight day of work. I've also been working a lot weekends. I personally don't mind my hours, averaging between 10-14 on the weekdays, and 6-8 on the weekends, though I'm tired as hell once I get home. This is apparently detrimental to my relationship. My girlfriend was pretty pissed when I gave the "sleepy face" about going out to karaoke.

    So, is this really a problem? How much does everyone work on average? Money causes a lot of anxiety for me, so I'd rather work and try to save or pay down debt as much as possible. FWIW, this is the perspective of a thirty year-old and not some recent college grad.


    wind it in Mattie. I have no doubt that A can kick your ass...then who needs a doctor?
     


  10. CBrown85

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    Usually get to the school around 7:30 and leave about 5 or so. Unless there's practise or a tournament or something in which case I could be there anywheres between 7 pm or 10 pm. Not sure how to count extra marking, communicating with parents/students, lesson planning or pro-d though. I dunno, is it work if you like doing it?
     


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    I don't understand how most of these people who work this much have time for an SF account...if you do you don't have your priorities right.

    I work about 60 a week just starting out as a account manager. 6 months ago in college was when I had time to be on SF. Now it is just late nights and weekends to check the User CP.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    50 at work, another 10-15 on furniture projects that dont really count as work.
     


  13. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    I work from 8 to 5, 6 days a week. no miss.
     


  14. Magnas

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    Normally I work from 8-16 mon-fri. I find that it's plenty of time to do the things that needs to get done. Sometimes I take an intense week though with my business partners with everybody sleeping in the office and rocking the house from 7-24 if we have something which really needs some laser-focused attention. Before I got my son I worked a few hours in the evening also, but I don't do that anymore to make time for him and my wife.
     


  15. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Right now, I tend to average around 45 a week. I am salaried with overtime (actually salary at 35, 1x time to 40 and 1.5x for 40+) and this seems to be the level or work I get at non-crunch times without really trying. I kind of want to bump this up...not entirely for the money but for the advancement potential and that I think it would force me to live a more "intense" life. Just like when I started working during school (rather than my first year where I just had school) and having less free time led to me actually doing more productive things with the time I had.

    I figure that it is better to do it now before I have a family and things like that to eat up my time...get the big steps out of the way by busting ass now. What is weird is that it seems like I already have a reputation for doing this...If I get in an elevator with some more senior person at 5:30 it is not uncommon to get some comment like "ooh, they're letting you go at a reasonable time for once."

    I don't understand how most of these people who work this much have time for an SF account...if you do you don't have your priorities right.

    Even when it gets busy, I tend to have lots of bits of short downtime...send off a piece of work-product to someone and have to wait around for some feedback or a new task. Perfect for getting in a few threaks on SF (or reading some news headlines or watching youtube or whatever everybody else in the office does).
     


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