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Highly variable, I average around 80 hours a week. But two weeks ago I managed to cram in 104 hours. While this week was a mere 69 hours.

However I do work for myself rather than for somebody else meaning I choose to do this and I get to keep all the good stuff for myself.

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Highly variable, I average around 80 hours a week. But two weeks ago I managed to cram in 104 hours. While this week was a mere 69 hours.

However I do work for myself rather than for somebody else meaning I choose to do this and I get to keep all the good stuff for myself.

Good on you.

Edited by cheeznbreed

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I try to keep my work life balance in the sane spectrum with a vengeance: try to keep it less than 40 hours a week or thereabouts. I know too many people who have burnt out and hit the wall.

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Highly variable, I average around 80 hours a week. But two weeks ago I managed to cram in 104 hours. While this week was a mere 69 hours.

However I do work for myself rather than for somebody else meaning I choose to do this and I get to keep all the good stuff for myself.

Are you including your commute and lunch breaks in this figure? I simply can't comprehend how you can properly work this many hours. 10 hours work a day 7 days a week only gets you to 70 and at some point you'll have basic chores to do like cooking and cleaning. Plus you post a lot to this forum, when do you fit that in? I guess it all depends on peoples definition of "work".

I reckon I manage 45 to 48 hours proper work and find it the max I can do with any sort of effectiveness, as my hours increase further my efficiency decreases fairly dramatically and also my enjoyment of life.

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Are you including your commute and lunch breaks in this figure? I simply can't comprehend how you can properly work this many hours. 10 hours work a day 7 days a week only gets you to 70 and at some point you'll have basic chores to do like cooking and cleaning. Plus you post a lot to this forum, when do you fit that in? I guess it all depends on peoples definition of "work".

I reckon I manage 45 to 48 hours proper work and find it the max I can do with any sort of effectiveness, as my hours increase further my efficiency decreases fairly dramatically and also my enjoyment of life.

Nope. Notice how there is a void of posts from around 9am to about 9pm with the odd post here and there during the day. As said it varies sometimes I get an absolutely mad week and then it goes up to 100 hours. Sometimes I get a quiet week like this one where I'll probably end up doing about 65-70. Heh chores? You should see the dump I live in cleaning simply does not happen, and when I do it is easy when I have two suit cases of stuff and nothing more.

It helps that I live a 5 minute bicycle ride from work.

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Work from home, full-time, 42.5 hours contracted. However, various side projects push it up another 10 hours, but no revenue from those yet...

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About 38 (not including lunch). That's more than enough as far as I'm concerned. There's nothing that I can do for nearly 8 hours a day every day without getting bored of it.

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3 x 7 hours a week of paid contracting.

2 days working on my own projects - which don't really generate that much income but I enjoy

Been working that pattern since my mid-20's and not sure I would be capable of holding down a full time job any more or working for anyone else. I'd make a terrible employee!

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Paid or unpaid? ;)

yes

also ..... of those who 'work' for payment, what do they produce per hour? ..... or other words, how long would it take to carry out the actual tasks of an 8 hour period??

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About half of them.

Sorry someone had to.

For an office worker doing anything demanding that's probably an overstatement, most people I'm sure are sitting at a desk most of the time, actual work is probably 2-3 hours a day.

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Around 12 hours don't pay tax wont pay tax will never pay any-more tax, I don't claim benefits of any kind, never have, and never will.

Know lots of unmarried mothers and Total Scumbags in the BTL houses I work in who are getting paid hundreds weekly from the state for doing nothing, don't let anyone kid you nothing at all has changed since the Con /Lib Gov, so clear conscience for my little evasion.

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I am a terrible skiver as I have long since lost interest in my employer's business and, indeed, my specialism. In fact I have lost interest in ever entering any office ever again.

So I reckon I work for an hour a day or so. This hour (and the other 7 or so "working hours" in the day are often "worked" from home).

Bizarrely, that's enough (for the past 5 or 6 years, at least) to convince everyone that I'm a productive and committed employee. Hell, I even got a bonus and a pay rise this year.

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Around 12 hours don't pay tax wont pay tax will never pay any-more tax, I don't claim benefits of any kind, never have, and never will.

Fair dos, I hope to be in a similar position one day.

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