(Closed) Does your company have an "alternate work week" schedule?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What's the schedule at your office?
    Standard - 5 days a week, 8 hours a day : (11 votes)
    44 %
    9/80 - Every other Friday off (80 hours in 9 days) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    4/10 - Every Friday off (4 days a week, 10 hours a day) : (0 votes)
    19/30 - One day a month off (8.5 hours a day, 5 days a week) : (0 votes)
    Half-day Fridays (9 hours a day M-Th, 4 hours on Friday) : (0 votes)
    Shift work or a changing schedule : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Rotational schedule (so many days on, then a block of time off) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Something else - please comment! : (1 votes)
    4 %
    We are consistently expected to work more than 40 hours a week : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    2418 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I work at a law firm and I really wish we could do 9 hour days Monday-Thursday and a half day on Friday. Fridays in the legal world are terribly boring, especially during the summer.

    Post # 4
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We work the 5-4-9 schedule (as we call it).  9 hour days 4 days a week, one Friday off and one Friday with an 8 hour day.  I love it because it”s easy to take mini vacations with every other weekend being a 3 day-er!

    Post # 5
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I work 3 on/1 off, 1 on/3 off, but most of the other employees I work with work 7 on/7 off.

    Post # 6
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My father in law works for the state power company (he’s an engineer) & he has the option of doing either 4 ten hour days (with one day off) or 5 eight hour days. Basically, as long as they put in 40 hours a week. But they would have to decide ahead of time what their schedule is for the year and stick to it. He used to do the 4 day work week until his wife died and then switched to the regular 5 day, 8 hours. But he’s the only person I know with hours like that.

    Post # 7
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We generally work standard business hours, but most of us are remote/virtual so it’s also pretty flexible as long as you can get what you need to get done.  Sometimes I’ll work 6am-10am, then come back for 2pm-6pm or something like that if I need to, but generally I prefer 8:30-5ish.

    Post # 8
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    37.5 weekly all year round. 

    But its being changed to seasonal, meaning during our busy season we all work long hours and then during the summer we get fridays off. 

    Post # 9
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am an attorney for the federal government and we have a really cool work schedule. We only work 40 hours per week and basically cannot exceed that unless you have a very good reason (any extra time past 40 hours can be used as annual leave). We work 8 hours a day, but you can come in anytime from 6am to 9:30am. You also get one work from home day a week. It is fabulous because sometimes I come in at 6am and eat breakfast in my office and I am out by 2:00 with no judgment. No weekend work ever. It is the most family friendly lawyer job I could ever imagine. 

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