Do you work 9-5???

March 16, 2007 6:15pm CST
I have never worked a 9-5 job. I have alwasy been shift work in the catering and hospitality industry adn have actually thoroughly enjoyed it. I like having days off during the week and I do enjoy working 16 hours in one day as I would rather just get it out the way. In a few weeks though I do start employment in a office and for the first few months I will be on a regular 9-5 and I ma not looking forward to it. One of my firends works this and he constantly complains that when he gets home from work he watches the news, has his dinner, has his bath and then it's time to go to bed whereas I can stay up til 3am if I not working til late the next day. What do you feel is the better option and what are the disadvatages and advatages to them?
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@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
22 Mar 07
My offical working hours is nie to five on a five days week, but I do not work strictly on those timing as I need to attend at least 2 to 3 night conference, thus will go into the office late. I like shift work as well, during your off days, you can do a lot of things as the crowd are still in the office. Need not face the crowd and rush with the other.
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22 Mar 07
I love the fact that I can do shopping in town and stuff when most people ar ein work. It makes things so much easier.
@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Mar 07
Well I'm very much a morning person, so I've always tried to work "flexi" hours in an office, with as early a start as they will allow, and an early finish. Currently I work 6.030am-2.30pm with a half an hour for lunch. If I want to, Ican work "overtime" til maybe 4.00pm, but mostly I'm too tired by 2.30pm, and bring any work home to do here. My best thinking/working time is between about 8.00am and 11.00am, and I am hopeless in the aternoon, and evening. I'm OK woring Monday-Friday, but don't like the idea of weekend working at all!
22 Mar 07
6.30 - 2.30 sounds like a real good hsift co sby the time most people get in you would only have a few more hours to go.
@Stiletto (4584)
16 Mar 07
Most of my life I've worked in an office so I'm used to a 9-5 type day although away back in the dim and distant past I did do some shift work when I worked as a nursing assistant. It didn't really suit me because it interfered too much with my social life and I absolutely HATE working weekends! Nowadays I have my own business and I probably work more hours than ever before but I do try to keep to a 9-5ish day. Don't usually succeed though and also I do quite frequently find myself working at weekends but I do that from home so it's not so bad.
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16 Mar 07
I just now try to ensure I have Sundays off because my friends work Monday to Friday so it means I can go out with them on a Saturday night and do something on Sunday but I have to work this Sunday as it's Mothers Day but at least it is my Mum that I amworking with.
@Eskimo (2317)
22 Mar 07
I work in a hospital, and for a long time I worked 9-5 (just that the 9 and 5 were on different days sometimes). The only good thing that the EEC has ever done is the work time directive, which meant that instead of starting work at 9 a.m on one day and finishing at 5pm the next, I now start at 8pm and finish at 9 am (On a rota basis about once a week). Normal week is 8.30 am to 5 pm, with working 'On-Call' including Saturdays and Sundays, also work 5pm to 8pm on a different day. Don't like working overnight even though there is a chance of getting some sleep, its usually interupted several times, and sometimes don't get any sleep at all.
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