Poll: How many hours per day do you usually work?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many hours per day do you usually work?".

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Ken Fagan  Identity Verified
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Pre or post Lehman brothers?

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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6 am - 8 pm not only work obviously, I have to drive my son to school, make lunch for the other baby.. and other things. but I have 12 hours pure work

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Rezehana
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I work 8 hours a day regular and maximum of 12 hours with overtime.

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Anne Carnot  Identity Verified
Belgium
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On average 6-8 hours a day, but being at home it can vary a lot from one day to the other; on wednesdays for example when kids are at home I move frome being a translator to becoming a (midly annoyed) taxi driver, or when DH is working late then I keep on working till late in the evening...

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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5-7 hours. My working hours are pretty much defined by school hours. Although sometimes I play catch-up in the evenings.

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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11-12 on regular days; 6-8 on Saturday and Sunday.

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Reed James
Chile
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Of course this figure varies, but usually no more than 8 hours per day. I don't like to overdo it one or two days in a row and then be unproductive on the following day. I also try to avoid working too long so I don't have any physical discomfort such as a backache or eye fatigue. There are also administrative and research tasks that need my attention that I don't include under the category of work proper because they are not what immediately generates my salary, though they do contribute toward it in the long run. Even though our job is somewhat unstable by definition, I believe we can find stability within the instability.

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Yep, I also have a regular 12 hour day of work, then another 1 or two for admin, tax, etc. on top

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Brannigan
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I put 8-11 as an average. There are days I work 20 and others when I only have to do 4 or 5. If I'm working from home the fact I don't have to commute makes a massive difference to how productive I am. So does not having any banter or chit chat with colleagues (one has to be sociable!). I also have fewer distractions (I don't have to answe the phone or reply to e-mails immediately etc) when I'm not in the office.


I am wondering though - you guys who are putting in 12 hours a day regularly must be making a mint!


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
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Usually? There is no usually. My work day can vary between 0 and 15 hours depending on what there is to be done. That's just how it is.

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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I usually work from 10a.m. to 10p.m. but not just on translations. Usually the 6 - 10p.m. time slot is for music - practicing, recording, writing, etc. And of course I do take meal breaks and other short breaks during the day, including some to do a bit of exercise.

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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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About 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day on average.

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