Typical 9-5 job?

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Registered: 02-07-2009
Typical 9-5 job?
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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 4:07pm

Are there really that many of them? I know many more people that work other than 9-5 than 9-5.

Most of the people I knew growing up were factory workers. Day shifts in factory usually start 6-7 and end 3-4 (plus many work other than day shifts.

In mine and my DHs military careers the day shift was either 7-4 or 7:30-4:30 (again many worked other shifts.

In my job now I usually work from about 7:30-4:15, DH's shift is similiar.

My DD1 either goes in very early and works until early afternoon or goes in mid morning and works until 6:00.

My DD2 is a teacher so does not work 9-5.

People I know in the medical field do not work 9-5.

People in retail and restaurants do not work 9-5.

I think that a 9-5 schedule is fairly limited to those working in offices and I do not know if office workers are a large enough % of total workers to consider their shift typical.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 7:55am


That is exactly our situation.

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 2:56pm

In the area that I am in, there seems to be a lot of corporate headquarter offices and so there are a lot of people with corporate office type positions.

2010 Siggy
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 2:59pm

I don't anyone who works 9-5, I know lots who work 8 hours a day, just

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:04pm

I work in an office building, there are a variety of office jobs in that building and not everyone arrives at 9am and leaves at 5pm, Monday - Friday, I don't for example.


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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:06pm

What about the professors?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:21pm
Yeah, but they're a small amount of the people I know ... so *most* still work 8-5 or close to.

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