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 # 46
    2513 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    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
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    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
    5090 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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 # 52
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    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
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    2806 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    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
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    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 # 56
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I work 36 hours a week

    Post # 57
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    344 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    1503 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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.

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