(Closed) For the bees who work long hours…

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@septcabride: I usually work 50-60  hrs a week. I find it hard to cook dinner so we do eat out/order take out a lot. I also have a hard time getting to the gym since I go post work.

Fiance also works long hours (usually 60-80 hrs a week).

Dinner is usually not ready until 8:30 or 9 if I cook and we are never in bed before 11:30.

I do most of my TV time on weekends (thankfully I don’t have to work weekends).

It’d be nice to get home earlier, but when I have short days I find I don’t really know what to do with myself and end up just sitting in front of the TV until Fiance gets home.

Post # 4
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1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I usually work about 45-55, but there are weeks where i can put in 65-80 depending on a project.  I’m usually grumpy but fine but there are women that I work with who have kids  and I have NO IDEA how they do it.  It’s crazy.

Post # 5
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442 posts
Helper bee

@septcabride: I’d love to work a gov’t job!  Working long hours for me means I eat dinner around 10pm and get to bed around 12:30 or later.  I must add that I’m not a morning person so my gym time ALWAYS happens after work which makes my day longer.  I crave my weekends and vacation time!

Post # 6
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

I am also a lawyer.  But for a large firm.  The hours aren’t terribly depressing (albeit very long) because I live in New York City.  Everything is still thriving around me at night and we go in a bit later than some other cities.   The money and liking what I do make it worth it.

Post # 7
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@heather25: I think that’s why I don’t mind it either. Having dinner at 8:30/9 doesn’t feel that late because the city is still going strong.

Even when I get out early, I often go for a drink with the girls, then to the store, and then home to cook. I guess I just work on less sleep and catch up on weekends.

Post # 8
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5787 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We both work long hours. We prep as much dinner as possible on Sundays so we can get dinner ready semi-quickly during the week. Best Case scenario is I get home at 7:30, rush to the gym, eat around 8:45-9 and hang out for about 2 hours before I go to bed. Its especially bad in the winter since I never see the sun.

Post # 9
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@LGenz: I hear you about never seeing the sun. I can’t see a window from my desk either, so the only bit of sun/light I see is walking to the subway in the  mornings. It’s always dark when I leave, sometimes even in summer!

ETA the crunch I’m feeling right now is that I don’t have ANY time to do wedding related stuff. I get home too late to send e-mails and personal e-mail is blocked at work. On weekends I want to be with Fiance and be outside not dealing with vendors etc. So I feel like I have NO time to do wedding stuff and I’m already a procrastinator by nature.

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