Post # 1
Just curious as to how often bees work. Wanted to add in a section for how many hours your husband works too if you wanted to answer. And in the poll options I’m not trying to say that a Stay-At-Home Mom doesn’t “work”, but more looking for obligatory hours spent making a wage type work.
I currently work 50-55 hours a week (temporary situation) and I hate how poorly I handle it. Most guys I know work over 40 hours a week without a peep, I feel like all I ever do is complain about my long hours and high mental/emotional/physical toll from work. It makes me feel somewhat inadequate.
What do you bees do? Feel free to also put what your weekly limit would be for hours worked in the comments!
Post # 2
I’m on a 9/80 schedule so one week I work 36 hours and the next is 44hours. I have every other Friday off . It’s nice to have those 3 days weekends every other week but I feel like I really pay for it during my long weeks!
Post # 3
I typically work 35 hours a week.
Post # 4
I work in government administration where overtime is a no no. My work week is 37.5 hours paid (8:00 – 4:30 / M-F). I would love the opportunity to have optional overtime but I would take my little 37.5 hrs over a mandatory overtime schedule any day. The most I would feel comfortable working in one week would be around 50 hrs as I easily become overwhelmed and shut down.
Post # 5
I work part time , 5 days a week for three hours. I had been a Stay-At-Home Mom for 16 years. My husband works approv 50 hours a week, in a well paying industry. I’m very blessed to have a little something for myself and some extra money, as well as feeling like I’m making a small difference working with the children that I do!
Prior to becoming a mom I’d work approx 40 hours a week.
Post # 6
40 hours but over time sometimes as well because I’m a corrections officer and it’s a 24 hour job. When I work OT is usually a 16 hour day and they dreadful. We do have A LOT of perks because of the nature of the job but it will drain you mentally, physically, and emotionally if you get hung up on the OT. A lot of my coworkers are addicted to the OT and they’re also usually miserable. No thanks.
Post # 7
I’m an attorney and don’t have set hours, but my billables range from 20-30 on slower weeks to 50-60 on busier ones (70-80 if a big deal is signing). Dh works around 45-50, but his schedule is much more predictable and he makes over double what I do so I’d trade spots with him in a second if I could.
Post # 8
I’m a licensed attorney but am not currently practicing or working at all. In my last job, I usually billed around 38-45 hours a week. DH was temporarily assigned to a project for his job in a state where I’m not licensed and we are having a baby so it didn’t make sense for me to obtain a license here and job hunt to go on maternity leave in just a few months. We will be here for about 14-18 months.
While we are here, I occasionally do some small projects for lawyers that I know who need help with research or drafting. But those are small, irregular projects here and there. I guess it counts as “freelance” but I don’t take enough for it to amount to much.
He works about 50 hours a week right now, sometimes more. That will ramp up to probably about 60 hours a week as his project intensifies. But under normal circumstances in our regular town and his regular job, he works 40-45 hours a week.
Post # 9
60 normally, Fiance works 80. I’d like this to change. 🤬
Post # 10
An easy week is 40-45hrs, normal is 50-60hrs, and 70-80hr weeks happen probably once a month. I’m salaried + bonus, so it’s not overtime, I just have a lot of responsibilities. My DH has a similar work schedule. The 70-80 hr weeks are the ones that drain me – those are the weeks I question my sanity! I workout, do yoga and drink wine to relax and decompress. Try to think about the bigger picture on why you’re working – saving for large purchase, lifestyle, financial goals, independence, career ambition, retirement…..it can be tough to get out of a negative headspace when we are tired, grumpy, annoyed at coworkers/bosses, and putting long hours/commute to boot!
Post # 11
I’m self-employed so if I’m not working directly with customers or filling orders, I’m working on growing my business. On an average week I work 65-70 hours M-F and another 5-15 on the weekends, depending on how much I have going on in business/personal life. I enjoy what I do and a lot of it doesn’t feel like work (especially when I’m doing the creative side of things) and I can work in my sweats so it’s not such a bad deal!
My husband works 9-5:30 but ends up putting in an extra hour or two each day, so probably 45-50 hours. Plus 2 hours of commuting each day. For a job he hates. He definitely has the worse deal (but hardly ever complains).
Post # 12
My schedule is pretty regular; I’m scheduled 40 hours a week, but typically it shakes out to around 41-42 hours. Every day has assignments that need to be completed so if it’s a busier day I can’t always just pack up and head home at 4:30.
We are hourly, though, so they try to keep workload managable to avoid too much OT.
Post # 13
I used to work 35 hrs a week but since starting my masters I only work 22.5 hrs a week. If I include the time I spend studying I am much busier than FH but it’s only until June next year.
Post # 14
My hours vary between downtime and busy time. Down time (summer) I only work 40 hours a week. Other times anywhere from 45-65 hours a week. I have three weeks of the year that are insane when I work 75 hours a week. These hours do not include the frequent travel I do from January-April (at least 2-3 trips a month). It’s tough being away from DH and my son so much but at least I get paid OT.
DH works a regular 40/week job.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
We both work forty hours a week I work Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and my husband works Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm