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Poll: By what time do you typically finish working for the day?
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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Other Nov 3, 2013

Loads of factors, when I am finished with what I am doing, deadline, if I managed that what I wanted to finish off for the day, etc. etc.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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By around midnight Nov 3, 2013

I've always been a nightbird since around the time I started studying for my 'A' levels.

Don't think we'll be expecting scintillating, in-depth discussion today.


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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Before 5 Nov 3, 2013

My working hours are defined by school hours, so I generally clock off when the children arrive home on the bus!

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Cristiana Sima  Identity Verified
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other Nov 3, 2013

I don't have a daily schedule and the time when I finish my work depends on the time when I started and the project details.

Viva the anarchy!


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Daniel1223
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Other Nov 3, 2013

I have finished around 12 or 1 am but would prefer to finish before that time to get enough sleep.

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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same here Nov 3, 2013

Michael Harris wrote:

Loads of factors, when I am finished with what I am doing, deadline, if I managed that what I wanted to finish off for the day, etc. etc.


I try to finish at 630 pm, some days so I can go to the gym, otherwise I try to finish before 730 so I can have dinner with my family...

Sometimes we have dinner and I go back to work.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 3, 2013

It depends on so many factors that this is hard for me to answer. Basically when I have work in hand I tend to keep at it until it's done and dusted. I try not to work much after midnight, but sometimes I have to...

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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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No such thing as a typical day Nov 3, 2013

so I voted other. At the moment, now it's going dark at 4.30ish, I have to take the dogs at 4, then I will do more work when I get back, then cook, go out to badminton/yoga/dance, eating before or after as appropriate. I may then do more work when I get back if I haven't finished my quota for the day or if I'm really into what I'm doing and want to get more under my belt. One day last week I ended up working until 3.30 in the morning, as I'd had so many unscheduled interruptions during the day, including a power cut. Needs must! Wouldn't want to do it every day though.....

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Heather McCrae  Identity Verified
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other Nov 3, 2013

whenever I feel like it, whenever a job is due, etc.
life revolves around taking DD to school, picking her up, putting her to bed, etc. I work before, inbetween and after those main time factors.


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Teresa Borges
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Other Nov 3, 2013

No such thing as a typical day (fortunately)! When I have work in hand I tend to keep at it until it's done but never after midnight, though I'm more of a nightbird... I worked yesterday until 11 pm and I will be revising the translation today, probably the whole afternoon. No work for me tomorrow... maybe.

[Edited at 2013-11-03 11:43 GMT]


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No such thing... Nov 3, 2013

Teresa Borges wrote:

No such thing as a typical day (fortunately)! When I have work in hand I tend to keep at it until it's done but never after midnight, though I'm more of a nightbird... I worked yesterday until 11 pm and I will be revising the translation today, probably the whole afternoon. No work for me tomorrow... maybe.

[Edited at 2013-11-03 11:43 GMT]


It's the same with me, Teresa. I end my work day when I'm done.


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David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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2.00 pm Nov 3, 2013

or 3 at the latest. Was work made for us or were we made for work?

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Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
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Agree with Michael Nov 3, 2013

Michael Harris wrote:

Loads of factors, when I am finished with what I am doing, deadline, if I managed that what I wanted to finish off for the day, etc. etc.


Isn't this obvious, or am I missing something here?


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Joanna Modzelewska-Jankowiak
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Children, children... Nov 3, 2013

Mary Worby wrote:

My working hours are defined by school hours, so I generally clock off when the children arrive home on the bus!


I try to finish before 5 p.m. but sometimes I take a break (for children and husband ) and spend about 2 hours more in the evening - I've noticed that my working pace might be even faster then! Actually I'm a night owl


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