What kind of hours do you work?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2466 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

8-5 monday – friday.

I worked in restaurants for years and had a very odd schedule (dependent on the day, nights, etc) but once I graduated college I got my “career” job which is an 8-5. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get every weekend off, I work for a bank so I get bank holidays off, I get a very generous amount of vacation and sick time. 


*editing to add, my job is flexible as well, like if I need to take a long lunch for an appointment I can adjust my hours, I can work from home occasionally as needed also. 

Post # 3
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Between 7-8 AM until 5:30 to 6 Monday through Friday, and a few hours over the weekends. I don’t have flex hours and I don’t have a set amount of PTO – I can take work off whenever so long as I meet my obligations and my yearly billable requirement (I’m an attorney).

Post # 4
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

I work 7am-4pm M-F with  a 30 min lunch. I love my hours! I get OT each week since we are working 8.5 hrs a day, and they are flexible with our start and end time. If we are busier, we can get more time, if there is less work or we need to leave, we can do that too. We get major holidays off and 40hrs of PTO every year. 

I like getting up early and having my morning commute usually before buses or a lot of people are on the road, I like getting out earlier as well, and I love having a set schedule.

Post # 5
15287 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Roughly 730-5 give or take an hour or so any way.  It’s very flexible as long as we put in our hours and are there during ‘core hours’ of 9-3.

Post # 6
10479 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Basically 7:45 to 4:15 but I have flex options. 

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee

I’m currently working for myself. I teach English in Spain. I tend to teach private adult classes in the morning for a couple of hours in my own living room. Then I plan classes, go to the gym and have lunch ready for when my Fiance finishes work. We eat lunch together and then I go to his nan’s house, which is where I run my business in the evenings. It’s a fun English academy for kids….I teach here from 4:30-8:30….tidy up and and I’m home everyday by 9pm. My days are very bitty. 

Post # 8
2873 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My hours are all over the place right now.

I am a civil engineer and real estate agent.  I got laid off from my civil engineering job a couple of years ago and did real estate full time for a while.  My engineering job was a M-F job, usually 7 or 7:30 to about 3:30 or 4.  I just finished up a contract job with my old firm and am in discussions to renew it starting March 1 when we have a new project.  I used to have to go into my office every day with the occassional work from home, but with this contract it was the opposite, with me working from home the majority of the time.

Part of the reason I went back to engineering is because with real estate I was working 7 days a week.  My husband works every other weekend and he got tired of us not being able to do anything on his weekend off.  I work days, nights and weekends.  No vacation accrual or 401K match but I did have more flexibility as you get what you put into that line of work.

Post # 9
9230 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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jewellight :  9-5, Monday-Friday. Sometimes I have long hours when we have a trial (I work in litigation), but then we also have lulls between cases. While we don’t have flex-time exactly I do work at a firm that understands that everyone has responsibilities outside of the office and sometimes those need to be handled during business hours. So long as the work gets done no one is overly fussy about the occasional late arrival/early departure or occasional work from home day while you wait for the plumber. Just last week I had to pick up a sick baby at daycare and it was no big deal – I just took my conference call from home while she napped. 

Post # 10
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I just switched jobs and LOVE my new schedule.  Full time, four days a week (could be any days), 10am-8pm.  It’s a long day but I genuinely love what I’m doing so it breezes by.  I get three days off every week and they are very accomodating when I need to ask for a specific day off.

My last job was five days a week 7am-3pm, but overtime was constantly being pushed on everyone because of how busy it is and it was very normal for me to work 10+ days in a row.  This place is also open on every major holiday and requesting time off was usually difficult.  I offered them a “flex” arrangement when I was leaving (like 1-2 days a week) because they really could use the help and I was trying to make the transition a little easier on them.  They told me that’s not the position I was hired for and turned me away.  Oh well, their loss.

Post # 11
651 posts
Busy bee

~8am to 4:30. 


Yes it is very flexible. I just refuse to take longer than 30 for lunches. I wanna go home right at 4:30!

Post # 12
2230 posts
Buzzing bee

Right now it’s about 6:30a-6p

However; DH has been frustrated with my hours (I have a 1+ hour commute one way, so I leave home before 6am and don’t get home until around 6:30-7 most nights)… so I have been leaving at 5 the past few days to get in the door by 6/6:15


I am salaried and the expectation is basically be there from 6-6. I have been adhering to that the past 6 months but need some time in the evening with my family so cutting back some.

Post # 13
711 posts
Busy bee

I work 8-4 Monday through Friday. If I stay longer, or come in early, I get overtime, which is nice. I am due this Summer and think these are great “mom hours”.

Post # 14
570 posts
Busy bee

Sun-Thurs 12-8 😎

Post # 15
1824 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I work 8-4:30, roughly. Can start and finish a bit earlier or later if I want, it’s pretty flexible. Occasionally I have to travel and the eats into the weekend, but then I can take time off in lieu.

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