Preferred Working Hours

Ok, what are your preferred working hours.

I for the life of me hate early starts and love late finishes. 10-7 is mine, but my wife loves the opposite.

Poll Options

  • 25
    10-7
  • 13
    6-3
  • 33
    7-4
  • 5
    8-2, 5-9 with a siesta
  • 21
    8-5
  • 14
    9-6

Comments

  • +3 votes

    Winter I'd rather a late start and finish.
    During summer early start and early finish.

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      Winter is coming…

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    I'd rather start early, but in winter I don't like getting up before the sun ;).

  • +1 vote

    7 to 7, I have no life.

  • +34 votes

    I actually prefer not to work at all.

    • +11 votes

      Did I just vote for you in the council elections?

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    If I worked from home I'd prefer to start at 10, not a morning person.

    But I don't work from home and my hatred for traffic outweighs my hatred for mornings, so I prefer to start at 7
    (No trains in my neck of the woods, so traffic slows down the buses almost as much as cars)

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    3am to 4pm mon-fri. As kolorijo, I don't have a life…

  • +14 votes

    My ideal working hours, 07:00 to 17:30 (including lunch) 4 days a week, then have a three day weekend.
    If your going to ruin a day with work, lets get it over with in four days.

  • +1 vote

    Im always on the clock, downfall of running a business

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    A siesta would be great, but for maximum benefit you need everyone else organised that way too.

  • +2 votes

    9 to whenever I go on OzBargain

    • +6 votes

      So 9 to 9?

      • +4 votes

        Don't be silly, his work is Ozbargain
        ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • +4 votes

    Work is modern day slavery :(

  • +1 vote

    In my past.

  • +2 votes

    Due to the work I do,work is from 8-12 and 1 hour lunch and then 2-5.
    Have a siesta for an hour
    Couldn't ask for more

  • +3 votes

    I started working at a new company and was stoked to do ~11am → 7pm.
    I thought, that'll give me a chance to go do chores like Banks/Shopping before work.
    …nope, never turned out that way because I was still trying to wake up, eat, and get ready everyday.

    Now I'm on a ~6am → 2pm… and all the businesses are open when I leave.
    I eat breakfast at work in my 30min lunch breaks.
    I can do a de-tour and do all my chores directly after work before heading home.

    I'm not what you would call a morning person, but this shift really has its advantages.

  • +5 votes

    Work from home and escape the grind

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    6-3 for me

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    9-3 5 days, full time research.

  • +4 votes

    those shifts are all too long. if you're working that much you're getting screwed

    • +1 vote

      This is a real issue. A full-time working week in Australia is 38 hours (ordinary time). Most people just accept the extra half-hour or more they work every day without getting extra pay or time in lieu.

      A full-time working week for every type of work is a relic from the past but we're stuck with it for now since we can't transport physical workers instantly to new work venues as needed or have lower-paid workers from some industries trying to survive in Sydney on 20 hours of pay (which is becoming increasingly common). If the part-time trend of the last few decades continues but society doesn't adjust we might have people begging to work lower-paid, lengthy days in the future.

  • +2 votes

    10:00 to 10:01 every 29 Feb for the same pay as I get now.

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    I used to have to work 500-1300, 1300-1900, 1600-0000 and 2100-0500. Id say the best would be 1600-0000 because you can still wake up early, have a full day at home/out and about and still go to work.

    As for more regular hours, 0500-1300 was death, having to wake up at 4am left me dead as a doorknob. Out of the above options I'd choose 6-3 or 7-4.

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    In (Sydney's) winter, people that work exclusively indoors need to free up their days to increase sunlight exposure and possibly minimise depression. But they'll probably spend it indoors anyway…

    In (Sydney's) summer, people that work exclusively outdoors can't win. You have to minimise prolonged sun exposure between 11-3 pm and you're at greatest risk of heat-stroke during the warmest hours of the afternoon.

  • +1 vote

    10am to 4pm = 6 hrs and Always ON emails = 2 hrs. That's my preferred timing but my boss thinks otherwise.

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    I work 9am to 2pm, but when I get home I work harder (as there is 6 people in my house) :C

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    Why are these all 9 hour options as opposed to 8 hours?!

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      I couldn't be assed going through every combination of possible durations