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If you could change your work week to a new schedule, what would you choose?

Many people work 7-4, 8-5, or 9-6, MTWThF.  Five days, 40 hours a week.  Plus more or different hours if you are a business owner, manager, on call, have shift work, or have seasonal hours, etc.

If you had a choice to work more hours a day but fewer days a week, for the same compensation, what would you choose?

If you were to schedule your work week to no more than four days a week, which days would you pick to usually work? MTWTh? TWThF? WThFS? MT plus ThF?  Other?  Some people want to work one day on the weekends.


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Being self-employed as I am, I have great flexibility in my work schedule. 
My chosen job field as a CPA and Financial Planner dictates a work schedule of early
mornings and a Monday thru Friday work week.

However when I am very busy with work, such as the impending Tax Season I can
be found working 12 and 15 hour days and some weekends.

The flip side of this is when I am not embroiled in tax and financial work for my
clients I can easily schedule time off, a day or two,  or perhaps an entire week or two.

Obviously I can not overdo the time off ...
...my business depends on me being at my office.

Being self-employed comes with the personality trait and personal commitment of
being a motivated self-starter.

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This doesn't exactly answer your question, but I can add some perspectives.

I am semi-retired, working on a contract basis. I do mostly self directed software work, so I don't really need to be online at a particular time except for meetings, and those are mercifully few. I've been remote for the past year.

So I was allowed to set my own schedule. I've been doing TWTh, with 4 uninterrupted days off, FSaSuM. I try for 8 hours the days I work, but it depends on the work whether I achieve that. Sometimes I attend on a M or F for a meeting, or if I need to make up time or meet a deadline.

I hadn't really thought about working weekends, since mostly nobody cares when I work. But it is handy to have others around to bounce ideas off of, or to respond to my emails (sometimes ). Also my personal events tend to cluster around weekends or evenings since those are the times other people are off.

So I guess my need for social connection (such as it is during the pandemic) drives me to maintain a fairly traditional, if shortened, schedule.

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This is such a cool question.

I work from home and am awful at setting firm boundaries between me time and work time because ideas happen 24/7, and they're best when they're fresh.

This can leave me coding for hours at all hours, and to me it's playtime that I get paid for. Thus the bad boundaries, etc. It's a hard cycle to break.

I am a night owl, though, and my preference is always to wait until late morning, whatever the day.

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Nowadays many work away from an office.

How would you arrange your ideal schedule, within any constraints you have?

Do you like working on teams via remote video setups?


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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

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I like my "schedule" the way it is....  I have no set schedule, I work when
there is work to do, sometimes many late hours and weekends, but when the work
permits, I take time off and I just hang the "closed sign" on the office door.

I do have a part time gal to help with the filing and computer entry work so I can schedule
her to be in the office to handle "some" issues while I am gone.

After owning my own business for 5 years I would now have a difficult time working for
someone else or working for a company.

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If you could change your work week to a new schedule, what would you choose?

I have a pretty weird work schedule, and it is of my choosing.  I actually work 7 days per week usually, but I do it like this:

Sat/Sun - I work a total of 8-10 hours (usually both mornings)
Mon-Fri:  I work from 6am to around 1-2pm

That allows me to get home early enough to do most of what I want to do in the afternoons.  I like to go to the gym, take a long walk, do things with the kids, etc.  It also allows me to easily fit in any transition-related appointments in the afternoon (like electrolysis, voice therapy, etc.)

I know, weird.  It works for ME, though.  The best part is that during most of my workweek, nobody else is around to bug me!

~Sara

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