(Closed) Poll: What hours would you work?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: What work schedule would you prefer?

    Monday - Friday 8 hour workday

    Monday - Thursday 10 hour workday

  • Post # 32
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I work three 12-13 hour shifts a week and cannot image working any other way! They may be long days but they go by fast and then I get 4 days off each week 🙂

    I say go for the four 10s!

    Post # 33
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I have worked 12+ hours with a half hour unpaid break….all standing, lifting, moving, phone and computer work….MURDER! Fastest way to spider veins and bad health I have ever encountered. On the plus side, I slept like a rock. I wont do it again though!

    Post # 34
    2452 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @PinkElephants21:  I think it all depends on your lifestyle, preferences, and what works for you. I would likely go with having an extra day off due to my personal circumstances, but I can see how it can be important to some bees to be home earlier rather than later, especially if they have kids or want to sync their schedules more closely with their SO. 

    Post # 35
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree the 10 hour days.  I work 7:00 – 5:30 and I love it!

    Post # 36
    956 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I work 4-10’s and LOVE IT! I get all day Friday to go to the gym/mall/grocery store without the horrific crowds on Saturday. I get an extra day to sleep in and clean around the house. I also get some much needed “me” time where my Fiance is at work and I can watch Grey’s Anatomy without hearing him moan.

    Post # 37
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @PinkElephants21:  I’ve worked 4/10s (like you), I’ve worked 9/80s (where you work 9 hours/day for 9 days and have the 10th day off, i.e. a 3-day weekend every other weekend), and at my current job I work a usual 5/8s (7 AM – 4 PM, 5 days a week). Honestly I think you should stick with the 4/10s! I would do anything to get those back!! It is so, so difficult for me to do any banking, schedule doctor’s visits (have to take paid vacation to leave early!), mail things at the post office, etc. When I had Fridays off I’d do all my errands then so I could relax the rest of the weekend. But now I spend most of the day Saturday running errands like that, and it sucks. I haven’t been to the doctor or dentist in ages because I’m saving every hour of vacation time for our trip next spring.

    To me, working 1 or 2 extra hours a day doesn’t make a big difference, but having 3-day weekends is priceless. It also lets you go on so many more little trips! How much vacation time do you have?

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