Post # 46
I work a normal 8-5, but my time is fairly flexible. During our busy time I occasionally will take work home with me but typically my work stays in the office. I agree that my happiness at work depends more on the work i’m doing and if I enjoy it and my mindset.
My previous role before this I would easy work 50+ hours. I was always on my work phone responding to emails, etc. My new role I don’t even have access to my email outside of my work laptop (and they do that for that reason).
In college I worked full time in restaurant management 50+ hours every week for the 5 years I was in college. There was also a year of that, that I had a part time internship on top of that (working a total of 70-80+).
Post # 47
I work 36 scheduled hours… But I also take call so sometimes I can be at work for 70 hours a week 😁 husband is the same
Post # 48
On average, around 40 hrs. Sometimes more, sometimes less. I also have a 1 hour commute each way that adds to that time, so I’m gone from about 8-6. There are also times when I may be working on something while at home.
Darling Husband used to work 80+ hours per week and had to work weekends. That lifestyle was making both of us miserable, so he’s gone back to school now to finish his degree and hopefully get a job with more normal hours. He’s done some consulting while in school, but doesn’t work a regular job. The VA pays him while he’s in school, so he doesn’t really need another job.
Post # 49
I work 50-60 hours a week on average and 6 days a week usually. I am lucky to get 2 days off a week. A good day is an 8 hour day but my center is open 9 hours/5 days a week and 11 hours 1 day a week and sometimes I’m there pre-open to close. I am an events planner so typically my job is mentally and physically exhausting but this particular job I have now is emotionally exhausting as well, I work with active duty Marines and Sailors stationed on a remote overseas base. I definitely feel the burn out. I’ve had jobs where I’ve worked this many hours or more, but have not felt so exhausted. On my day off I don’t get anything done – I sleep until noon (which is so unlike me, I’ve always been an early riser, even one of those 5am gym goers) and spend the rest of the day Netflixing. My last day off I woke up early for an appointment, I ran some errands before I came home, and then I slept for another 4 hours.
My husband works shifts and luckily his schedule is predictable since he’s on a rotation but his shift changes like every 3 days. He works 40 hours a week but has guaranteed days off. We’ve always divided our household responsibilities pretty equally, and I’m very fortunate that he’s taken on the parts I’ve been slacking on lately.
I am hoping my schedule slows down soon and I am able to get back to a 40 hour work week. I work in government so I don’t get paid OT and my salary does not nearly reflect the amount of work I do, which adds another stress factor to working so much
Post # 50
Well I do really like my job, just sometimes it seems like the amount/work load is hard to swallow. The more hours I work, the higher caseload I have. So it means substantially more paperwork compounded on substantially less time to do it. I feel like this, on top of the stressful environment of dealing with behaviors etc is what burns me out quickly. I feel as though if I could cut my hours, even just by like 10%, it would make a big difference in how I manage my stress levels and energy at work. Currently I work 4 11 hour days and then 2 6-8 hour days. If I could just make it a consistent 8 hour work day (even 6 days a week) I feel like I would be so much happier. Those 4 11 hour days kill me. Like, I get home and I’m so exhausted that all I want to do is to go to bed. It’s more than half my week that is just gone.
But hearing everyone else’s hours is humbling. Like, I really don’t have much to complain about.
I believe my work culture doesn’t help either though. I work almost 25% more than anyone else in our office, I’m the only one full time. I get met with a lot of “I don’t know how you do it” remarks, and people working way less than I do complaining about it. I feel as though if I had even just one other person in the same boat as me it might help my sanity. But I work more than everyone (and then also a second job).
Post # 51
amb06h : ugh I understand this so much.
I feel like such a twat complaining of how little time I gave at home, and then during my time at home all I do is sleep (sometimes not even on purpose). It is a cycle and its extremely depressing.
Post # 52
otterbee : Do you get compensated for all that extra work? Don’t let them take advantage of you!
I’m a biologist and during the busy field season in the spring and summer, I often put in 55-70 hour work weeks. But we get overtime, so it’s nice from a paycheck standpoint. During the off-season, I work in the office where we have to bill out all our time. I really struggle to get 40 hours a week because of things like WB. It’s hard to work 8 FULL hours of true work every day!
Post # 53
- Wedding: March 2015 - City, State
I currently work 40 hours. I’m salaried, so anything over 40 hours, my hourly rate starts to go down. That’s a big no-no for me since I’m already being paid undermarket at the moment.
Hubby works about 50 hours a week. Depending on projects and such. He’s always been such a worklaholic though. He puts in an additional 10 hours a week to finish his PhD. Almost there!
Post # 54
Husband and I each work 40 hours, though I have a bad habit of still checking my emails after hours, and sometimes on vacation. Husband is way, way busier than I am at work so he sometimes works more hours from home since we commute together and I pretty much refuse to stay later than our required time (we have dogs to let out, I usually have a gym class scheduled).
Post # 55
On average, I work 60 hours a week. I’ve been doing it for so long that it seems normal and no big deal….which is sad & terrifying.
Post # 57
My husband and I both work full-time, ~40 hours a week. I’m typically in the office 8a-5p and take an hour a day to go to the gym at lunchtime. He’s in the office 9:30-7.
Some weeks I’m probably closer to 35 hours of actual work, some weeks, especially travel weeks, it can be 50+, but generally, I feel I currently have a good work/life balance.
No kids yet.
Post # 58
About 40 hours per week. I have my own company but we stick to a strict 9-5ish as it’s pretty draining and I need down time (although I love what I do).
Post # 59
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
I’m a nurse manager. I work about 40. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Depends on the week and what has to get done. I take hospital call 5 weeks a year. So after hours and weekends you’re the point person for patient care issues. It’s the worst part of the job. You’ll get called in the middle of the night at least once.
My SO is in finance. He works a standard 40. Same as me. Maybe an occasional long day or weekend thing
Post # 60
I’m a freelancer but currently on a part-time contract. My contract says 25-30 hours a week but I’m usually somewhere in the 15-25 range. We’re not super dependent on my income so I’m really liking it. I do all my work Mon-Thurs and don’t accept assignments on Fridays. That’s my Stay-At-Home Mom day 🙂
My hubby works at least 50 hours a week but he is president of his company so that’s not a surprise lol.