Monday Madness

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Monday Madness
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Mon, 08-26-2013 - 1:39pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours?
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you? 
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?

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Registered: 09-03-2013
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 7:30pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours?
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?

Basically

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?

Craziest-Friday, Favorite-Saturday

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?

Sometimes

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?

Nope

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 2:04pm
Answering Monday questions on Friday, lol... No, I don't have a typical Mon-Fri schedule, my varies all the time but I try and work about 35 hours in a given week, sometimes more and sometimes less. There is one day a week that everyone is here most of the time and that is the most crazy because everyone is here. My favorite days are when I'm the only one in the office, nice and quiet. Yes, I have the flexibility to work around my kids schedule. No, nothing different except maybe work less now than I did when they were younger. They have much bigger needs as tweens/teens than they did as babies/toddlers.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 12:02pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours?  Kind of, but not really.
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?  I work Mon-Fri and whenever else I need to to get the job done.  I'm paid for 40 hours, but sometimes it's 35, sometimes it's 70.

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  It isn't that predictable...depends on what's going on.  
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?  Don't really have one.

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?  School schedules...no.  Dr appts, special events, etc... usually.

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?  WRT work status, no. 


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 8:10pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours?
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?

My hours vary slight depending on whether or not I'm taking a class.  This summer, I worked 8-4 every day.  This semester, I work 7:45-4pm.

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?

The craziest day depends.  I think this semester it's going to be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, because those are the days I have class and it's often crazy to get things in before other people leave for the day.  I love crazy days the best, because being super busy makes the day fly.  

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?

Some day DH and I might be able to make that work, but haven't been too successful so far.  Last spring was probably the closest-- DH dropped DD off to catch the bus from DS daycare right before the bus came and then was able to pick her up from aftercare before she was signed in.  This semester, DH drops the kids off at 7:45ish and we are both done at 4:30 and pick them up shortly after. 

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?

Still have little kids, but so far this seems to be working fairly well.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 3:05pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours? Yes except I only work until 4, which is nice and I'm off in the summer.

If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?  The school calendar.

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you? Well craziest at work changes a bit every year--I have a set schedule for the schools all week, so it would depend on the personality of the teachers and their caseload that I am helping them with.  Last year it was Friday.  I'm not sure about this week.  At home, Friday was probably the least busy for running around my kids to activities.  I'm really not sure how our schedule is going to go with home life since we just started school, the activities are just getting scheduled and now oldest dd drives herself to most of them.

What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?  Favorite day for work is Thursday, I like the teachers there the best.  At home probably Mondays, I have a dance class in the evening.

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?  I do somewhat as I work in a school so I am off at Christmas, spring & summer breaks along with them.  I am not able to schedule my hours though, it is set hours, but we've been able to make it work along with their various elementary, middle & now high school schedules pretty easily.  It was hardest in elementary schools time. 

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?  I have 2 high schoolers now so I guess I am in the ranks of the older children now!  I am satisfied with my work choices and I wouldn't change anything.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 08-27-2013 - 12:52pm

1.  I don't work typical hours.  My schedule changes every semester.  Right now I am usually up by around 4 to take my older son to work, and then read, do paperwork or houseword until about 7; then I go to the gym for an hour and then go to work by about 10.  I am teaching every day of the M-F week this semester, which is kind of unusual for me.   I usually leave work around 6 this semester.

2.  The semester is young, but it looks like Mondays are going to be craziest.  Tuesdays and Thursdays I don't have commitments until 12:30 most of the time; they are my research and writing days.

3.  Yes, I've had enormous flexibility.

4.  I don't think I would have done anything differently.  Maybe stayed home an extra semester with my younger one.  He was awfully little when I went back to work.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 8:29pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours? -- Yes, give or take an hour here and there and the occasional taking work home on weekends.
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  -- Oh, they're all crazy.  The craziest is anything with an external deadline.
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)? -- Friday of course! lol

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules? -- For most of my career yes.

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)? -- I don't know if I would have changed anything about my work status. 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 6:34pm

iamvelma wrote:
<p>Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours?<br />If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?</p><p>What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  <br />What is your favorite (if you had to choose)?</p><p>Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules?</p><p>For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)?</p>

1.  Yes. I work day shift Mon-Fri but the hours vary according to how busy were. Right now we are swamped so I am working from about 7:30 to 5:00.  During slow times it is more like 8:00 to 2:00.

2. Craziest is Monday.  Wed is my favorite. 

3.  Up until DD3 was in high school I worked about her school schedule during the school year and 16 to 25 hours in the summer. 

4.  No. 

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 2:25pm

Do you work "typical" Mon-Fri hours? No, and I never did actually.
If not, what kind of schedule do you keep?It has varied a great deal over the years, but currently I try to get 2 chunks of 1.5-3 hours in every day.

What is the "craziest" day of the week for you?  Saturdays are often a bit hairy for some reason.
What is your favorite (if you had to choose)? Not real fave.

Do you (or did you) have the flexibility to work around your school aged children's schedules? Yes.

For those with "older" or adult children, if you knew then, what you know now, would you have done anything differently (WRT work status)? No, not really. 

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Registered: 08-13-2013
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 1:53pm

I work part time and set my hours according to my families needs, working about three to four days a week.

I don't really have any one day that is crazier than others on a regular basis.  I have a lot of paperwork that needs to get done weekly, staff meetings are on Tuesdays, so I typically do paperwork on Thursdays, but it's not *due* until late on Sundays, so I have pushed it out before....even as late as Sunday morning.  I have only done that a couple of times though, b/c I can't handle the stress of having that hanging over my head all week!  The remainder of my work hours are more meetings and event planning, so the craziness factor just depends on the calendar.

I love Fridays, like most people, lol.  I don't usually work on Mondays, but that trully is my favorite day of the week.  I love getting back to my routine.

Outside of a major event or emergency need, I work entirely around my family's schedule.  My family has adapted to my work days, and we work around it to the extent that is reasonable, but I pretty much come and go at my job, as is dictated by my family's schedule.

I don't think that I would have done anything different, wrt working.  I made the best choices that I could for my family at the time.  Now with a highschooler and a college student, I look back and can't imagine having done things differently.