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How Many Hours Do You Work Each Week?

Your Two Cents: How Many Hours Do You Work Each Week?

According to The Wall Street Journal, President Nicolas Sarkozy has drafted a bill that would end France's 35-hour work week saying, "The 35 hours have delivered a serious blow to our country, we cannot stress this enough. How could we have this stupid idea to believe that it is by working less that we will create more wealth and more jobs?"

Thirty-five hours seems almost like a part time job to many overworked Americans, but this French conversation got me wondering how many hours you spend working during an average week.


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Spectra Spectra 7 years
My husband earns a really good living; enough to live on comfortably. I work about 20 hours a week out of the house, but I also do a part-time work-at-home freelance thing that I do for another 30 hours a week. The rest of the time I spend cooking and cleaning the house.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
cherrylistic cherrylistic 9 years
I work about 40 pay...good but god its killing me with school i can't get financial aid because i make to much but it really isn't that much so imma have to atart working less.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I'm at work usually 9-6 and don't take a lunch, but like gigill I'm obviously not "working" all that time (you can see I'm not "working" right now!) I would say I have 35-40 hours of productive time per week
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 9 years
40 hrs a week and no OT ... darn housing market
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
46 hours most weeks.
gigill gigill 9 years
Well I'm in the office 40 hours a week...I do much less work than that though, teehee. ;)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
40 hours no overtime, I also work 4 tens and have weekends off.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
40 hours a week and no OT.
brainstewerz brainstewerz 9 years
I'm a mom and looking for a job that's about 25-30 hours a week. Depends on the salary...
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I usually get in at 9:00 and leave at around 6:30ish. But of course, I am paid until 5:00pm.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
my current job is between 35-40 hrs but my last job was 50-60 hrs
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
40 hours per week I work in local government. We get comp time vs. overtime pay, but we're strongly discouraged from working any overtime.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I would love to work in France - my boyfriend worked in Paris for 6 months and definitely took advantage of their many holidays. Plus I think they get 6 weeks of holiday, versus the 4 weeks I get here in the UK. Anyways I work 35 hours per week ... I'd have a hard time moving back to the States and working there to be honest. I'd be overworked and barely have any vacation time.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I'm a housewife but do have this at-home biz which I put 5 hrs to 7 hrs each day for 5 days so that's less than 40. I'm 40 and I already had enough of those "long-hour work week". Yea, I got what I should be paid for but still it's not fulfilling. I'd rather enjoy the things I can enjoy today rather than "enjoy" it when I'm too old to enjoy. That's why weekend was created because it's the end of "work week" and you're supposed to chill and relax.
haydee haydee 9 years
I'm a high school teacher so I end up working more at home than in school. Can't wait for summer off
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I substitute teach so I work varied hours depending on whether or not I get called! :)
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Variable compensation. I am definitely in the 50+ range.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
I work about 35 hours....weekly....
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I am a student and I don't work right now. My husband makes money and we have a side business on ebay that keeps us going. We have a roommate and he pays what I would make working. I'm looking for a job though cause you can never have too much money.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I work 45 hours a week not taking into account what I bring home. I also started taking a class this Sat for a certification. Anything to make me more marketable.
hightechlipgloss hightechlipgloss 9 years
I am blessed to have a husband that provides for both of us with great security for the future. In the meantime, studying seems like a good idea since i have no kids right now.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
35 hours/week. No overtime or weekends.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
As a teacher, I'm scheduled to work 8 hour days for 190 days. I put in an extra 4-8 hours a week planning, grading and attending after school activities.
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