How many hours do you work every week?

posted 1 year ago in Career
  • poll: How many hours do you work?
    No hours, I'm a stay at home wife/mother : (6 votes)
    3 %
    Part time, 5-15 hours per week : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Part time, 15-30 hours per week : (12 votes)
    5 %
    Full time, 30-40 hours per week : (69 votes)
    31 %
    Full time +, 40-60 hours per week : (75 votes)
    33 %
    60+ : (13 votes)
    6 %
    Variable/freelance/seasonal : (10 votes)
    4 %
    I work more hours than my husband/SO : (18 votes)
    8 %
    My SO/husband works more hours than I do : (18 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    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
    Member
    3592 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    I typically work 35 hours a week. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2846 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
    Member
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    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
    Member
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    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
    Member
    9286 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    Hostess
    1724 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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. Darling Husband 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
    Member
    11574 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    60 normally, Fiance works 80. I’d like this to change. 🤬

    Post # 10
    Member
    220 posts
    Helper bee

    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 Darling Husband 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
    Member
    719 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    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
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 Darling Husband and my son so much but at least I get paid OT. 

    Darling Husband works a regular 40/week job. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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

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