Poll: How many hours do you generally work per week?
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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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>>50 Mar 10, 2011

Have cut back a lot, but still manage my 60 hour week

 

Sandra Petch
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Around 55 Mar 10, 2011

The official working week here in France is 35 hours. I work around 55 hours a week, usually 10 hours/day and a few extra hours over the weekend.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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31-40 Mar 10, 2011

... is what I said, off the top of my head, but really, who's counting?
It also depends on how you define "work/ing"... all the admin and PR type tasks we have to do as freelancers is also hard graft, so perhaps Michael's 60 hours is nearer the mark.
Then again, could answering this vaguely work-related poll be considered as work? More to the point, what am I doing waffling away here when I have a deadline...?


 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
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No idea Mar 10, 2011

It's hard to keep track since I don't follow any particular schedule. I work some every morning and every afternoon. Often times I find myself working on the weekends and even some holidays, although not as much as I used to.

I personally don't bother with this type of statistics. All I need to know is that I'm meeting my deadlines and getting the work done.


 

Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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*Winter__ >70 hours Mar 10, 2011

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^^Winter^^ per week: > 70 hours

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[Edited at 2011-03-10 10:16 GMT]


 

xxxAhmad Mustaf
Indonesia
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Depends.... Mar 10, 2011

Depends on the volume of work I have. Usually I work 40-60 hours/week if my work volume is high, and 5-10 hours/week if work is little.

 

MedTrans&More  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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? Mar 10, 2011

It's really workload related for me.

When I'm chock-a-translation about the house then I suppose I get around 60 hours done (with lots of breaks - which usually involve housework or something simple to take my mind of translating).

However there are weeks when I really only have the odd job come in and I dedicate more time to marketing.


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
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Thanks for giving me a chuckle, Neil Mar 10, 2011

neilmac wrote: More to the point, what am I doing waffling away here when I have a deadline...?


Sounds familiar... I think this accounts for more of my 50+ hours than I would like to admit.icon_smile.gif


 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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31-50 Mar 10, 2011

I had to combine the two because some weeks it can be very quiet, like last week!
I'd say about 40 probably...


 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
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No idea ... Mar 10, 2011

Don't count hours per week for starters and don't compare weeks as every week work load is different and so are my other commitments

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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How true! Mar 10, 2011

Emma Goldsmith wrote:

neilmac wrote: More to the point, what am I doing waffling away here when I have a deadline...?


Sounds familiar... I think this accounts for more of my 50+ hours than I would like to admit.icon_smile.gif


This week has definitely more than 50 hours for me. They're closer to 70. But after the deadline will have been met, I will take an entire day off. Unless... a new job arrives.icon_smile.gif

Still, it does help my concentration to drift away from the job for a couple of miinutes. Then, fairly regenerated, I turn to it and so get a little closer (or faster?) to meeting my dealine.icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2011-03-10 16:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2011-03-10 16:26 GMT]


 

Lany Chabot-Laroche  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
Couldn't have said it better! Mar 10, 2011

John Cutler wrote:

It's hard to keep track since I don't follow any particular schedule. I work some every morning and every afternoon. Often times I find myself working on the weekends and even some holidays, although not as much as I used to.

I personally don't bother with this type of statistics. All I need to know is that I'm meeting my deadlines and getting the work done.


I make enough money to have a great lifestyle, I get up when I feel like it and my clients are satisfied. Counting how many hours it takes to achieve this is irrelevant to meicon_smile.gif


 


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