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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    im quite lucky that I work for the Govt and can start work anytime between 6am and 930am
    Work 8 hours with a paid lunch break and go home.
    1 day a month paid day off



    As a matter of interest

    1. What hours do you work and is it Mon to Friday only ?
    2. Do you get paid for your lunch break ?
    3. If you work weekends do you get penalty rates?
    4. Do you get one paid day off a month ??
     
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  2. JenW

    JenW Well-Known Member

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    Same as you, govt worker. I work 7am-3pm with a half hour lunch break (unpaid). No overtime or weekend work required - although if it was, I would get penalty rates.

    That's the day job, anyhow :D
     
  3. beachgurl

    beachgurl Well-Known Member

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    I work when work needs to be done re accounts and chasing up PMs, next stages in my developments, networking.

    My husband leaves home at 6am and is home by 8pm most nights. So even if I wanted a real job I'm pretty much unemployable when throwing daycare drop off/pick up in the mix
     
  4. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    I dont know how your husband can do long hours like that.. By the time he gets home its dinner .. Shower.. Bed.. And back to work !!
    I guess some of its travelling time.

    Im guess im lucky I can walk to work but I know some who have to travel 2 hours everyday to go to work... Sydney to Central Coast etc .
    Imagine doing that everyday !!!
     
  5. womble66

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    1. 37.5hrs/wk - Mon-Tue in office and work from home Fri
    2. Works out to AVE 7.5hr/day with unpaid lunch (7am - 7pm)
    3. O/T but rarely required
    4a. Flex-time so unlimited within reasonable credit/debit
    4b. Self assessed time sheet signed off fortnightly
     
  6. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

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    I work in the private sector Mon to Fri from 8.30-6pm - usually no lunch break plus additional hours if needed. I also work on weekends if required, averages out about one weekend in four. No overtime or penalty rates. No additional day off per month but I'll sometimes take a day in lieu here or there for the weekend work, but it's certainly not tracked on a time sheet.
     
  7. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Seems long hours and I know a job is a job and theres not many around..but I have to ask if the pay is enough to compensate your hours.
    Sounds like your up early in the morning back home at night and one day off a week !
    Hardly anytime to yourself .

    I would have to say even though im only on about 60k-70k a year I get it easy compared to some of you who work long hours .
     
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    I start at twelve, knock off at one and have an hour for lunch.
     
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  9. Tim & Chrissy

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    6am to 4pm Monday to Thursday
    Unpaid lunch break
    No weekend penalty, for every 7 Sundays worked I get 1 day additional leave
    No paid days off by 6 weeks annual leave
     
  10. Blacky

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    I work 12hours a day 6.5days/week for 28days straight. Then take 28days off.

    I get paid only of the days I am at work.

    I don't get paid overtime (and as such generally don't do any) - however, if I work an extra day for some reason, I get paid in full for it.

    I get a lot of benefits which are not included in my salary. As I live on site for the 28days on I get all my meals and accom provided. Plus for my month off, I get airfares paid to pretty much anywhere I wish to travel to.

    The month on sucks. The month off is great.

    Its hard to know whats better. Be home every night but be too buggered to enjoy any time with the family. Or spend 28days away, and get 28days solid to enjoy doing what ever you want - where ever you want.

    Blacky
     
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  11. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That's pretty extreme.
    Must be hard going back to work for a month after having a month off, continuously.
    I wonder how many just can't take going back once they've done this for a year or two.
    It must take its toll more than jobs with regular weekends and holiday breaks.
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

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    Ace - it is certainly a different lifestyle.
    True, some people struggle to handle it - or simply can't. Others (like myself) become addicted to it, and struggle to see myself going to work week after week without a real break. The thought of 4-6weeks off a year is just mind boggling.

    Like anything you get used to it. I actually think it is harder for my wife than it is for me. Day to day life continues as per normal, and I float in - change things around, then float out again.

    I enjoy it, but after 7years of this lifestyle, the addiction is wearing thin. It is a fantastic life for a young single man. A lot harder being married with kids.

    Blacky
     
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  13. Patamea

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    Darlo what do you do for work?
     
  14. moyjos

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    Our factory guys work generally mon - fri 7:00 - 3:00 with a paid lunch break. In the summer when it is busy they may work 6:00 - 3:00. Very rarely we work Saturdays.

    Hubby works roughly the same hours, but not all on the floor. He will work The Saturdays if needed.

    I work whenever I feel the need :) In truth I do try to be in the office by 9:00 and always leave when the guys do at 3:00. But interspersed with hair, nail, massage and ladies lunch appointments I probably only really do 15-20 hours a week to keep the invoicing and finances ticking over
     
  15. vtt

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    I guess it depends on your line of work and your livelihood. I've always worked in the private sector and have never worked in a job with an award or EBA so I really don't know what that is like from a first hand perspective. Many of my colleagues however do and I don't begrudge them at all - they do different work so have different arrangements to me.

    If I wanted to take time off in lieu for the extra time I work then I could. If I need to leave early for a dentist appointment or if I have to stay home for a tradie to show up then it's not an issue and I don't need to take leave for that. So I guess it's swings and roundabouts as my colleagues who are working under an award would probably have to use their leave for that or just don't get paid for the time.
     
  16. Propagate

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    Out the door by 5:15am, at my desk working by 5:45am and rarely leave before 7pm Mon-Fri then chuck in the odd 6-12 Saturdays. I get paid flat a rate by the hour, at the moment I'm really busy so cram as many hours in as possible - looks great for the serviceability calcs whilst your house shopping! Been a tough 3 or 4 months flat out at these hours, I'l throttle it back to 55 hours a week in the New Year.
     
  17. Shawn

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    I work 8:45am - 5pm.
    Lunchtime break of 1 hour in that time.
    Most of time spent in meetings or at my desk running scripts that I made to do most of my job.

    Recently started a new role (same hours) but at my old role I went to gym between 2-3pm and had a half hour lunch break.

    Having seen some of the posts here, I guess Life is good where I am.
     
  18. citystar

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    9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, half an hour for lunch.
     
  19. Scott No Mates

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    Every day?
     
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    Only the days I work.