POLL – What hours do you and your FI work?

posted 2 years ago in Career
  • poll: What hours do you and your FI work?
    We both work in the day : (68 votes)
    63 %
    We both work in the evening : (0 votes)
    We both work at night : (0 votes)
    We work different hours : (31 votes)
    29 %
    Other: please explain : (9 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am a teacher, so Monday-Friday standard hours, with summers off. My SO is a power engineer and works shiftwork- 12 hours, 3 days on, 3 off, 3 nights on, 3 off, etc. He gets about 5 weeks holidays which he can choose. It works out well. It can be tough during the school year when he is on nights during my work week because I don’t get to see him for those three days, but in the summer and my time off it is great!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Dreaming42.
    Post # 3
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

    I work Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm. My FI schedule is very differnt. During the day time he mentors in need childern, so those hours change almost daily depending on where the kids live. At night he works 11pm to 9am. He took the second job to help cover the wedding costs. I am hoping he cuts back after the wedding.


    Post # 4
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I work M-F, 8-4. DH owns his own business, so he typically works the same as me, but he also tends to do overtime, or work at least for a few hours on the weekend, as needed.

    Post # 5
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Me and my FI are both ITs and where my FI works now is where I used to work and how we met. I have since changed jobs due to being laid off. Anyways. FI works shift work from 2:30 – 11pm and I work mornings from 6:15 – 3. We live separately about 45 mins away from each other so we only get to see each other mainly on the weekends and during the week its so hard to find time to speak but we make it work. He’s trying to find something else closer to me so by the time we wed he can move in no problem but job searching in the DC area just sucks!

    Post # 6
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

    My partner and I both work in healthcare, in the same hospital. She works M-F 6:30am-3pm. She also is on call 24 hours a day for 1 week at a time every 3 weeks. I work night shift but I also have a set schedule. Week 1 is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:45pm-7:15am. Week 2 is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, the same hours as the week before. How do we make all this craziness work? Before I leave work in the mornings we have breakfast together. It costs me an hour of sleep every day I do that but we need that time because when she gets home in the afternoon I leave an hour and a half later. We live an hour away from work so we both have substantial commute time which also takes our time away from each other. The other thing that helps is I work 12 hour shifts, so I work my 6 days in an 8 day span. That gives me 6 days off in a row every 2 weeks. My partner is in management so she works 0 holidays, I work most holidays and it’s hard. We both try very hard to take off birthdays and anniversaries.

    Post # 7
    1055 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

    crisy003:  I love the early shifts. I work 7:30-4:30 and FI works 8-4. He goes to the gym every weekday though so doesnt usually get home until 6:30. I love our schedules. We carpool in the morning, plus afterwork I get some alone time before he gets home.

    Post # 8
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I work a regular 9-5 office job, he is a firefighter on 24 hour shifts, twice per week. 

    Post # 9
    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    crisy003:  I work M-F 9-5, he works M-F overnights. It’s really not that bad. HE sleeps while I’m at work; I sleep while he’s at work. We still have regular time together in the evenings. The only difference is that we don’t sleep in the same bed, but honestly we’re so used to sleeping apart that the nights we are together (plus 2 dogs and a cat) neither one of us sleeps very well.

    Post # 10
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm

    I work M-Th 8-5 and Friday 8-12 (half days, yay!).  My Fiance is in retail so his schedule varies from week to week.  He works a combination of days or evenings and every other weekend.  Depending on the week, his schedule USUALLY is like this:

    Week 1 Nights 4, days 2, off 1

    Week 2 Nights 2, days 3, off 2

    So we still have time together but some weeks it is less, some more.  It can definitely be frustrating trying to plan things though, and the weekends that he works completely blow because I do not see him at all really except for a little at night

    Post # 11
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I typically work M-F, either 8a-5p or 10a-7p in an office setting. During the summer, I worked every 3rd Saturday and had the following Monday off, but that’s no longer the case. My FI’s schedule is a little more complicated. He works M-Th and Saturdays. On Mondays he works 9a-9p, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays 8a-6p, and 8a-9p on Thursdays. He has had to stay at work as late as 11p, depeding on whether or not he is with a customer (he works in car sales). It’s hard to make plans when we never quite know exactly what time he’ll be home from work. Poor guy. We are both always off on Sundays, so we are sure to make the best of it.

    Post # 12
    11598 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We both have standard daytime hours — I work 7-3, he does 6-2.  Both of our schedules are flexible so we can shift the hours as needed on specific days/weeks.

    Post # 13
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    crisy003:  I generally work 9-5 during the week (sometimes longer). FI typically works Tuesday-Saturday with Friday and Saturday closes, but lately his hours are all over the place because he lost two people on his management team so let me just say long hours …

    Post # 14
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida


    crisy003:  My FI and I actually work for the same company, work in the same building on the same floor and work almost the same schedule. Sometimes he works longer hours than I do and sometimes we even get to ride together. And on a very rare occasion we even have lunch together (I usually go to the gym on lunch). We get mixed questions like how can yall live, and work together ….easily during work hours we are not fiances we are co-workers and plus my job is very demanding and I hardly see him. And then we have people that say OMG I never even knew he worked here yall are never together…again with the work is work / home is home we don’t mix the two! It is great that we can have dinner together or on the occasion we ride together we can go to a movie or do something right after work!

    ETA: MY Fi’s schedule is 7:00am – 3:30 pm and my schedule is 8:00 am – 4:30pm but i come in at 6:45 everyday to get reports out for my boss. So i get an 1 adn 15 of OTY every day but my boss is flexible adn if i wanted to leave at 3:30 with if i rode with my FI I can.

    Post # 15
    3432 posts
    Sugar bee

    I work M-F 8-4:30pm, he works T-Sa 5-12am we do this so our daughter doesn’t have to be in daycare.

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