Post # 1
I currently work in a salaried position for a publicly owned company in the oil/gas/energy sector. We’re medium-sized. We’re expected to work a typical 5 days/week, 8hrs/day schedule to get in our 40 hours. (And many of us “donate” extra hours to get stuff done.)
My office is discussing whether or not we can adopt an alternate schedule (but it looks like an uphill battle for those of us who’d enjoy it!) and I’m curious about how common it really is.
So, how do you get your 40 hours in? Please comment and let me know what type of industry you work in, and the size of your company; since that can make a difference. – Or you can just vote in the poll, because everyone loves polls!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.