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What hours do you work?

 12:02 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I called a developer yesterday, at noon. I woke him up. Today I've got an email from him at 4am. That's some whacked hours.

My work hours are roughly 8am to 8:30pm. First thing in the morning I work on cleanup, then I'll do non-work stuff, work out, etc. Afternoon is business operations stuff mostly, evenings are sales.

Are you working normal hours? Or upside down hours?



 12:18 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I work 10pm to around 9am

I choose the midnight shift, less distractions, more focus.

Dual Monitors, comfy chair, nice headphone, at night with no distractions and i can accomplish a ton.


 12:42 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

4 days a week I work 8am - 5pm at my day job & 6pm-10pm on my online business. The other 3 days a week I work 8am - 8pm on my online stuff.

Back 12 years ago when I was starting up I did 6am - 12pm 7 days a week. These days just I don't have the same dedication !

Major re-write is due to live in the next month (2.5 years in the making) and hopefully then I might find some time to get back out on the golf course again.


 12:50 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

Back 12 years ago when I was starting up I did 6am - 12pm 7 days a week. These days just I don't have the same dedication

When I built my first business, I was routinely working 9am to 2-3pm, a bit less on weekends but still easily 8-10 hours, and 7 days a week. It was destroying my family life, with no appreciable benefit. I still work way too many hours, but not that many - and I shove work aside for personal life on a fairly regular basis. It just doesn't happen in nice 9-5 packages because I' self employed. So I might work 6 days hard this week, then 4 next week.


 1:15 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I generally work 8:30 am to 5 pm. However, during the workday I often take breaks to go to the gym etc.


 1:18 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

At 62 I am actually winding down now. I can still put in lots of hours but I waste more time on forums and Facebook nowadays.

When I went self employed ten years ago I would work from 7am until 1am but never right through the night. My wife protested until she realised she got control of the TV remote and could watch Emmerdale and Eastenders anytime she liked. :)


 1:33 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

@wheel, maybe he lives in a different time zone?

working from home, I am an early bird, my time i usually start working at 5 in the morning, by 8 i have breakfast with my girlfriend when she leaves for her job i have then till 13.00 or so till my energy level is so low that i need a long afternoon nap. Afternoon is mostly reading forum, news websites or see clients, by the time my girl gets home around 18.00 my day is done (because i say so) as well..


 1:54 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

Nope, he's local to me :). I used to work with him 20 years ago.


 2:09 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

for the last 2 years or so I have been pushing it pretty hard working generally from 4am to 9pm 7 days a week. working from home means waking up in front of the computers and going to sleep in front of the computers.

result: we have grown our net over 400% in the last year.

caveat: I tend to take 3-4 days off in a row every few weeks to do fun things, skiing, beach, napa, whatever.

Remember, the great equalizer is time, you have the same 24 hours a day that your competition does, how do you use it?


 2:09 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

No fixed work hours - always available on email/phone at any waking hour. It's essential to my business and yes, I enoy it :-)


 2:11 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

7:00 to 15:00 sat down at office. Long afternoon with two children till 21:00, when their mother comes back home.

I don't know wich one is my hardest job.


 2:01 am on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'd love to return to my normal work hours of 9pm-7am but now that I have a child that doesn't work. So now I work roughly 10am-midnight; off and on of course. I am not a morning person and I never will be.

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