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How many hours a week do you work?

fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 935
edited August 2012 in Off Topic
Curious what the average is out there, I am averaging about 50 - 55 a week, not including commute time.


  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 547

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    On vacation for a few weeks....but then it's back to 60-70 hrs/wk
  • LitLit Posts: 7,304
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,815
    ~50 @ work
    ~10 @ home
    ~10 @ commute

    I can work from home from time to time...

    Just got back to work today from a month of vacation :(

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    if i stopped and counted, i would probably get depressed and quit :)
  • I'm on salary so 40 hours at work every week......well, probably 30 hours working and 10 hours on this

  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053

    45 hours at work

    15 hours at home

    5 hours commute

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • 40 at work but then 10 at home and 15-20 University Studies.  I am on vacation I hope there will be time for the egg and chasing those temps with a beer.
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 384
    I am retired and don't even pretend to work!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Self employed. Average day maybe 4-6 hours 'work'. But if i am not working, i dont get paid

    It will be about 100 hours this week. But july /august were maybe 20 total (paid work)

    Varies all over the place.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,443
    Retired for last 10 years, left the rat race at age 52. My wife often reminds me that at the 60 hrs I put in most weeks, 50 at the office and 10 at home, considered with a minimum of 8 hrs a week windshield time, I spent the same time as a guy 40 hr a week job if I had stayed on 'till 65. 

    Haven't missed it a bit, enjoy the grandkids and planning the next cook out.....

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Self employed 60 to 80hrs no work no pay. But I can work next to My egg...
    Lynnwood WA
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 939
    Self employed here, in the summer 20 or so hours between October and Easter I don't count, probably over 50 and peak season closer to 80.

  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,869
    0 = retired :D

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 29,975
    35-45 week.  Work on the commute with hot spot.
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  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Usually 40 hrs at the hospital Mon-Thurs with 3 day weekends every week, but I'm really looking for a career change.
  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390

    55-70 AT WORK

    5-10 AT HOME



    Anybody with self employment ideas for me (legal and moral) would be welcome.  I would like a change of work, and would like to do it for myself!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    Forgot to mention, it pays the bills, lets my wife stay at home to be a mom (the most important job in the world) and pay for my tool and egg habits.  I thought i should share some of the up sides as well!  :D

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,397
    50 working, 20 playing on the boat, and 6 days vacation/sicktime
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,222
    70 a week??? Do you sleep?
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    All time record was 120 hours on my time sheet. Was the year i decided to work for myself
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,222
    I work 40, hourly. I need to quit being lazy and start knocking out OT. Easy to get double time and that adds up when your a young buck like me and trying to be cool like the people on here
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,222
    stike said:
    All time record was 120 hours on my time sheet. Was the year i decided to work for myself

    wow. That's crazy. I'm tired thinking about that.
  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    70 a week??? Do you sleep?

    Not much.  Usually at work around 4 am until 4-5 pm Monday-Friday (no lunch), then Saturdays as needed and sometimes Sunday.  I go to bed at the same time my 8 year old does!  (8 pm)  It is getting old....

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

  • 40 work; 10 commute; rarely on weekends or at home.
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,222
    For you guys working 50+ a week, not counting self-employed, I hope they are giving you a fair amount of vacation days! Gotta imagine get worn out without breaks.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    F-of-F: when i worked 'for the man' used to have five weeks paid, plus sick time.  but when they have you humping a desk for 50-60 hours a week, it's hard to find an open slot for vacation time anyway. 

    being self-employed ( i sometimes call it 'self-unemployed' ), had ten weeks off last year.  but that's all unpaid. thankfully my clients' slow time overlaps july and august every year.  but it is unnerving to have no work for two months straight.

    to clarify, i used to be an architect, now i am an illustrator (of architecture)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I once worked 12 on 12 off 7 days a week for a whole year. It was the worst time of my life.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    When working 60-80 hrs/'s up to 12hrs/day....7 days/wk. I mostly work out of town, so I want as much OT as I can get!
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489
    Retired, so is Wife.  To quote Bob Denver's character Maynord G. Krebs in the Dobie Gillis series, "Work?"
    My actuary says I'm dead.
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