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kittycat1 Oct 17th 2011 1:48 pm

working hours
 
Just wondering what hours every one works- tres bored today as you can tell by the number of posts...

Bahtatboy Oct 17th 2011 1:54 pm

Re: working hours
 
Officially start between 8 and 9 and finish between 5 and 6, with 1 hour for lunch. So total 8 hours. Usually ends up 9 to 7 with lunch at the keyboard.

Meow Oct 17th 2011 1:59 pm

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Lots. Far too many.

But I do have three businesses...

:rolleyes:

MAV_DXB Oct 17th 2011 2:10 pm

Re: working hours
 
I work a mixture of hours from week to week - no set times or number of hours. Sometimes I'll work until 1am, 2am, other times I won't do a jot of work apart from answer the odd email.

So far this week I've been 'working' from home :thumbsup:

Millhouse Oct 17th 2011 3:13 pm

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Oh how I remember the days when I used to work 8-4... and 9-2 during Ramadan...

Now it's 8-5.30/6 - with an hour or so on the phone at night - and calls on Fridays too.

winter Oct 17th 2011 4:17 pm

Re: working hours
 
7.20am until 4pm, two days, then 7.20am until 3.15pm on the other three days

auzdafluff Oct 17th 2011 4:43 pm

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Officially 9am-6pm, but I'm lucky if I'm able to stick to those hours.

csdf Oct 17th 2011 5:19 pm

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9am to 7pm most days, stretching to 9pm and beyond on frequent occasions (e.g. today).

scot-ish Oct 18th 2011 3:43 am

Re: working hours
 
jeezo, people put in alot of hours.

i work 8-5 for half the year, and zilch for the other half.

missus works 7-3 sun-thu.

busybee2 Oct 18th 2011 4:02 am

Re: working hours
 
hubby works 6.30-7pm long hours as its a huge project! six days a week.

al dente Oct 18th 2011 4:19 am

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I work sporadically.

It works out around 40 hours a month.

co durham boy Oct 18th 2011 4:50 am

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Between 10-12 hrs a day 6 days a week which is the norm on a large civil engineering project in the Gulf .

I have got the added advantage that i can tailor my hours to peaks or lulls in the project so it's quite flexible .

lullabelle Oct 18th 2011 5:46 am

Re: working hours
 
I worked 9 to 5 (9 to 3 in Ramadan)

that would have changed to 7am to 4 pm when I went on air, had it ever actually bloody happened.
Now if I'm writing or developing I do it in the morning or in the evening with a glass of vino


I liked how I worked in the uk - very long day or nightshifts(13/14 hours) in return for a three day week.

archie159 Oct 18th 2011 7:15 am

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8-4 Sun-Thurs, officially. In practice, 8-5 on average, sometimes longer. A few hours (1-3 on average) over the weekend, most weekends.

norsk Oct 18th 2011 7:22 am

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9 - 6 with an hour for lunch officially, but actually i do 8 - 6 with sometimes staying later and most days doing about an hour from home at night...

i used to work 13-14 hour days on a regular basis years ago. however, it's just not worth it in the long run..


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