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

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:14:44

The govt says anything over 30 hrs is full time.

dementedma Sun 22-Sep-13 19:15:27

Part time

HotCrossPun Sun 22-Sep-13 19:15:43

That's full-time.

BOF Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:20

Full time, I'd say.

HoneyDragon Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:21

That's full time employment.

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:31

39hrs a week = FT.

I work Mon-Fri, but only half days. So despite the fact that I go to work every day I only work PT.


maddymoo25 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:36

How come dement x

Euphemia Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:38


Imnotaslimjim Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:56

how is it part time? 3x13=39, so fulltime

Artandco Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:56

Part time. I do mon-fri 7-7, so double the hours.

Finola1step Sun 22-Sep-13 19:17:56

I would call it full time hours, compressed into 3 long days. Lots of full timers work a compressed week.

MrsAMerrick Sun 22-Sep-13 19:18:23

full time. You are working 39 hours per week, even if it's "only" over 3 days.

SilverApples Sun 22-Sep-13 19:18:54

I'd say pt, if I was discussing my work with friends.
Average working hours seem to be 40-45+ a week, but it depends who is asking. smile

HamwidgeAlive Sun 22-Sep-13 19:19:10

Of course 39 hours isn't part time.

Agree with Finola, it's a compressed week.

lljkk Sun 22-Sep-13 19:19:20

FT & compressed hours, for sure.

5x12 hour days isn't FT. "Super-sized" time maybe.

SanityClause Sun 22-Sep-13 19:19:36

Many 9-5 jobs are only 35 hours. If the shifts are 13 hours, with no breaks, that's 39 hours. Even with an hour of breaks within the 13 hour shifts, that's 36 hours.

Definitely full time.

SilverApples Sun 22-Sep-13 19:20:36

That's a new phrase for me, 'compressed week'
It sounds useful. Thank you.

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 22-Sep-13 19:20:42

Artandco Mon-Fri 7-7 is 60 hrs, not 78. So although I don' dispute that you work a lot of hours, you don't work double the hours that the OP does.

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 22-Sep-13 19:20:55


maddymoo25 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:21:05

Thank you, I have always classed it as full time lol ... should add its night shifts so I do 3 days on etc xx

HandragsAndGladbags Sun 22-Sep-13 19:21:09

I work 3 standard days so am part time. I would say 3 days of 12 hours or more is a compressed week and full time.

redexpat Sun 22-Sep-13 19:21:39

Full time.

SlobAtHome Sun 22-Sep-13 19:22:46

Full time, compressed.

Artandco so because you do more everyone else is doing PT? Er... how about no...

pianodoodle Sun 22-Sep-13 19:22:51

Yes 39 hrs I'd definitely say full time.

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