NWR how many hours a week do you work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 61
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I work my Monday – Friday job at 40 hours, and then an additional 15 – 20 hours every week bartending at night. It took me a few months to get used to the additional work hours but the money is worth it and I enjoy my hustle!

Post # 62
3464 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m a teacher at a low income school. I work 60+ hours a week not including my commute to work

Post # 63
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I manage commercial construction projects and work anywhere from 45-65 hours a week. The 65 hour weeks are typically as I’m about to finish a project because I have to work nights and weekends for moving the tenant into their space.

I really try to keep my work to 45 hours a week, though. I don’t like for work to take over my life.

I work from home typically 2 days a week and the commute to the office is about an hour each way.

Post # 64
367 posts
Helper bee

sweatergal007 :  I work from 7:30 am until 6 almost every weekday because I teach and coach. My contracted hours are 8:00 to 4:00. I typically do at least 5 – 15 hours of work at home weekly as well. So around 53 hours at work and 60 to 70 hours total weekly. I would like to note that I did not voluntarily take this coaching position, so I feel very overworked. 

Post # 65
19 posts

I know this feeling too well! I’m a high school teacher so my week looks short on paper – 35 hours a week of actual school time. Unlike many teachers, I have sufficient prep time (90 minutes a day) so I don’t take home toooooo much grading. But between teaching and driving an hour each way, I am exhausted when I get home and totally brain dead. I don’t want to read or play piano or do anything that requires brain power. It’s the worst and I don’t feel very fulfilled as a result. I love crafting and music and photography and I’ve done so little of those things in the last few years.

Post # 66
426 posts
Helper bee

I work in finance, about 40hrs a week including an hour lunch (sometimes I eat w my coworkers, sometimes I stay st my desk)

Post # 67
1301 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a physical therapist at a hospital.  Right now I am a 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) so I work 40 hours a week but we have a 30 minute unpaid lunch so I’m actually at work longer than that as I have to do charting as well.  I work day shift but do not have a Monday thru Friday job.  I work every other weekend and it’s really nice to have days off in the middle of the week so I can get errands done when the stores are less crowded.

Starting Jan 1 all of us 1.0 FTE’s are being cut to 0.8 FTE (so 4 days or 32 hours per week).  The hospital is also cutting PT services on weekends to Saturdays only so while I will still work every other weekend, it will be just Saturdays.  I considered picking up a side job to make up for the loss in pay, but my boyfriend and I talked about it and he said I should just enjoy that extra day off.  We are going to move in together next month so I will do more of the housework and errands since I’ll have the time.

My boyfriend is also a physical therapist but he works in the outpatient setting.  He works Monday thru Friday and I know he puts in more than 40 hours a week because he stays late twice a week (he also goes in later too to compensate).  He has a side gig working one on one with many high school athletes doing additional strengthening.  He does that mainly in the fall when football is in season but he’ll also start up in the spring with soccer.

I am spoiled and have about a 15 minute commute to my job.  My boyfriend just changed locations so he will have around a 30 minute commute now instead of an hour.  We both believe quality of life is important so while we could live in a cheaper area and have a longer commute, to us it wouldn’t be worth it.

Post # 68
285 posts
Helper bee

I work about 40-45 hours a week.  I’m salaried and in HR and my commute is only 5 minutes.  When it’s busy I could work up to 55 hours a week but that is rare.  I’ve worked jobs where I was working 60+ hours a week standard and it was not good for my mental health.  I have anxiety and without proper sleep and balance in prone to anxiety attacks.  

Post # 69
104 posts
Blushing bee

65-80 hour a week.

Post # 70
1184 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a teacher. I’m paid technically for 32 hours a week but really I do more like 40-50 depending on what deadlines and assignments I have to mark. Usually 40 though 

In other careers 35-38 hours a week has been standard.

PersonallyI’m of the view that work work work culture isn’t healthy. Sure some people want to earn 6 figures but when I see my colleagues doing 60+ hour weeks for average pay I think they’re nuts.

Post # 71
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Between 30-50 I’d say. I’m a LuLaRoe Fashion Constant and Trainer. I’m also a full time mommy if 3 kids 4 and under. I make my own hours and I enjoy it!  I do commute to do a Pop-Ups and events.  

Post # 72
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

~45-50 hours. Much better than my previous job where I was paid for 40 but regularly did upwards of 60 – overtime unpaid. New job is a more senior position and healthier work culture.

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