to thinj working 3 days a week doesn,t mean you work part time x

(115 Posts)
maddymoo25 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:14:07

Would you class working mon to Wednesday so 3 days but 13 hr shifts is working pt or ft ? X

ceeveebee Sun 22-Sep-13 23:43:48

I live in London, in finance, and know many people that work 50-60 hours a week, including my DH. I used to before I had kids too, now I work 3 x 11 hour days plus expected to be available 24/7 on mobile/email

But 39 hours is FT by any definition

utreas Mon 23-Sep-13 00:15:26

Part time IMO

BOF Mon 23-Sep-13 00:17:00

It isn't a matter of opinion though, is it? It's a simple fact that it is full time.

BackforGood Mon 23-Sep-13 00:45:21

It depends on your job though.
When I was FT, I worked around 60 hrs a week,(as did/do most of my colleagues) so when I went to 0.6 of a week, I was working around 36 hrs a week, but only being paid 0.6 of a FT salary.

It did confuse people when I had to fill in documents and they asked if you worked FT or PT, then asked your hours though grin

As others have said though - if YOu only leave for work 3 days a week, then people generally 'perceive' that as being Part Time - you would have to specifically explain that you have compressed hours or that you do 3 x 12 hr shifts or whatever, for them to understand that you are actually working as many (if not more) hours as them. You can't expect everybody to automatically know that.

Does it matter what her perception is anyway? You know what you do.

VestaCurry Mon 23-Sep-13 01:20:55

I know a lot of people who do compressed FT hours, either into 3 or 4 days.

Morloth Mon 23-Sep-13 04:42:53

DH and I both do 12 hour days. I do 3 (so 36) and he does 5 (so 60).

It is all good, we reap the benefits in pay, DH is a workaholic who is going to work like that in any case so he might as well get paid for it.

We tag team the kids a lot and are fiercely protective of our weekends being for our family.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 23-Sep-13 04:53:37

How can it be pt?

In the NHS 37.5 hours is full time. Just because we work 12 hour shifts doesn't mean we're part time. Not everyone has a 9-5 job.

NameChangedForAChange Mon 23-Sep-13 05:53:02

As many people have said, if you say you work three days then that is perceived to be part time. If you say 39 hours then it will usually be perceived to be full time. It's up to you how you describe it.

LovesBeingOnHoliday Mon 23-Sep-13 06:17:27

Ft compressed hours

Firsttimemummy33 Mon 23-Sep-13 07:52:44

Nhs full time hours are. 37.5.

BoozyBear Mon 23-Sep-13 07:58:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sarahtigh Mon 23-Sep-13 09:54:48

NHS FT is 37.5 hours

someone working 7-7 will get breaks so it is not 12 hours as no breaks is also illegal

however any job over 30 hours per week is generally considered FT as someone else said more than 48 hours is illegal, I do not think opt outs are that common though I think like for farm workers at harvest is can be 48 hours average over a period

PT for a working credit claim is over 16 hours and under 30
on JSA looking for FT job means upto 40 hours contracted the rest is overtime upto 8 hours can be compulsory

mycatlikestwiglets Mon 23-Sep-13 10:08:27

Opt outs from the WTD are fairly standard in the City - they form part of the employment contract (particularly for lawyers/finance workers). Sadly working 3 days per week would be considered part time in many professional firms (including mine), regardless how many hours you work per day - it's expected that you'll work significantly more than the standard 9-5. Doesn't make it right though!

Somerset8 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:32:24

Full time.

JedwardScissorhands Mon 23-Sep-13 10:38:41

I work 30 hours and think that is part time.

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