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What hours do you work?
jackofalltrades




msg:292911
 12:34 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Im beginning to notice that im spending more and more time working on my sites (probably cos im making more content rich sites and that takes time).

On top of my 10hr day / 5 day week im also clocking about another dozen or so hours at home.

Im assuming that this is not a lot compared to some members! :)

Those of you who work from home - whats your preference - work in the morning / afternoon, afternoon / evening, evening / night?

JOAT :)

<added> im thinking about this cos i read an article recently saying that IT employees are lead isolated lives (long hours, working on your own, etc) thats comparible to factory workers a few years ago </added>

 

Nick_W




msg:292912
 12:36 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

From when I wake up till I go to bed of course. What else is there?

Nick

jackofalltrades




msg:292913
 12:37 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

good point, but whats the length of time in between! :)

creative craig




msg:292914
 12:50 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I work in a tech call center for an ISP, online all the time link hunting, posting or when its not busy here I write content for two of my sites.

When I get home I put all the ideas that I had in the day on the screen.

This week I am working 8:15 till 4:15 then I will usualy do a couple of hours in the evening if my eyes havent glazed over :)

Craig

Mike_Mackin




msg:292915
 12:59 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I don't work!
This is FUN

Jakpot




msg:292916
 4:24 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

4am to about 10pm - off and on depending if wife wants me to go someplace with her. Probably work + - 12/day.
Don't consider it work though.

bonzibudy




msg:292917
 4:38 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>>>>IT employees are lead isolated lives (long hours, working on your own, etc)

Dont be rediculous! Oh....wait.

Do while NotOnHoliday

Get up at 6. Go to 'real job' 40 mile drive, start at 9 finish at 5.30, get home for 7. Work at home till 12.

Loop

It's quite bad now i think about it

Sinner_G




msg:292918
 4:51 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

get home for 7

Stop complaining. I consider myself lucky when I'm home at 10 pm. And I usually am at the office at 8 am. Sometimes I wonder why I even have a home. Would save me a lot of money to just have a hammock at work.

Guess I'm not the only one.

jackofalltrades




msg:292919
 4:55 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is a great insight into the popularity of forums such as these! :)

Human interaction at the speed and convienence to fit in with our life styles... ;)

Jakpot,

4am...? I couldnt handle that...not a morning person at all. Its 6pm here and im just waking up (been at work since 10am tho)! :)

If i were to work from home itd be a few hours in the afternoon and then full work mode kicking in during the evening and thru most of the night.

JOAT

Onza




msg:292920
 5:01 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

as I am working at home and my girl is working shifts, I adjust my hours to hers a little.

guess my usual day consists of about 10 hours in front of the screen. can be me more, can be less.

however, i tend to work 6 days, sometimes even 7 a week. too much.. I would love to reduce it down to 5, but i just can't help it.

There are days where I hate having my office at home.. However, more often then not I love it!

bonzibudy




msg:292921
 5:08 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

ALWAYS spend 1 day a week away from the computer. I dont usualy manage it but i try.

dingman




msg:292922
 5:08 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

4am...? I couldnt handle that

Why not? It makes a great bed time!

I work whichever 20 hours a week are most convenient for me at my 'day' job, and the rest of my waking hours on my web sites. I deffinitely have an operating loss on those so far, but I've only been doing that seriously for about as long as I've been here. Before that, I was spending all my energy hunting for a 'real' job, which was also generating an operating loss and much worse for my mental health than working on my web sites. Besides, if I throw in the towel and look for a full-time job again in a year, then I can claim 'entrepreneurial experience' rather than 'job hunting' for the past year :)

digitalghost




msg:292923
 5:14 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

>morning / afternoon, afternoon / evening, evening / night?

Yeah, that would be it. :)

creative craig




msg:292924
 5:16 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Last month I used up a week of my holiday to finish a site that I was designing, I was working nearly all day from about 9 till 6 flat out, then again in the evening for a couple of hours!

Craig

Hawkgirl




msg:292925
 5:18 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I work anywhere between 50 and 65 hours a week at my primary job.

I work about 20 hours a week on some consulting projects.

And right now I'm taking one class.

Come January, I'll be taking four classes, working 20 hours per week at the job I'm now doing full time, and doing another 20 or 30 hours a week on consulting projects.

I need a nap.

lorax




msg:292926
 5:28 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's hard to tell where my work day ends a my personal/family life begins. I try very hard to keep them seperate but oft find myself working when I'd rather play with my daughter. I'd say that I average 50-60 hour weeks - that includes classes and surfing/reading articles and WebmasterWorld.

WebRookie




msg:292927
 5:33 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Usually 10-12 hours a day, try to take one day off on the weekends, but typically doing something on the weekends too. Its worth it when its your own business. :)

curlykarl




msg:292928
 5:37 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Far to many hours :(

But it is fun and I dont have to work them, I am addicted to my puter', I cant help myself

Mon-Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm all day long

then go home, visit the toilet (read PC mags while waiting for the download) , wash my hands turn on the home puter' at 6.30pm

Turn it off about 9.30-10.00pm

Then Beer :) time

Saturdays is puter' all day until around 9.00pm

Sunday is wife and kids day :)

But if its raining then its more puter'

My wife thinks I am a boffin :) but is proud of what I have achieved over the last year or so.

I must average about 80 ish per week

CK

jackofalltrades




msg:292929
 5:41 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

ok people, 'fess up!

How much of this time is spent playing games? ;)

JOAT

EliteWeb




msg:292930
 5:42 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wake up and do my own work.
Goto work and do their work from 9-5
Go home and do more of my work. :P

aek




msg:292931
 5:44 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow, I can't believe people work so hard, I work from home and try not to work any more than 2 days a week. Maybe I need to work a bit harder!

lorax




msg:292932
 6:44 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

How much of this time is spent playing games?

Ok! Ok! none - honest. Unless you consider doing research for a new office chair playing games - which by the way I'm still looking for some input from y'all!

digitalghost




msg:292933
 6:51 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I don't even have soitaire on my PCs. When I want to play a game, I head for the game consoles.

Probably one of the most difficult things to understand for people that are new to working from a home office is that they have to be more disciplined. Then they get to learn real fast that 8 hour days are a thing of the past.

I've been up for as long as 90 hours straight on demanding projects, followed by a two hour nap and then right back at it. I do force myself to get away from the business, but it doesn't happen on a weekly basis yet. Right now I'm looking forward to a holiday in the Keys, hopefully in February. Until then, it is 7 days a week, as many hours a day as I can stay focused.

jackofalltrades




msg:292934
 6:51 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Asset acquisition is a legitimate business activity, lorax! ;)

DrCool




msg:292935
 6:53 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

For the most part I work from 9-5. I spend maybe an hour in the evening checking reports and seeing how much money the sites took in and stuff like that.

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