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What does an “average” work day look like for you?

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Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:12:39

Just for fun, in AIBU for traffic;what does an average go like for you?
Mine goes something like;
6.50 get up get dressed and ready for work.(clothes set out previous night)
7.10 wake up DC and get breakfast/finish my make up.
7.30 get and help DC dressed, teeth brushed, hair brushed etc.
7.50/8.00 finish lunches if necessary/put all necessary bags and lunches in the car, and sort out washing machine on a timer.
8.10/8.15(latest) leave house
8.20/8.25 drop DC to school/Montessori
8.25 go to work
9.00-2.40 work (I’m a teacher so these are my contact/school hours)
2.40-3.00/3.10 sort out some planning/photocopying etc
3.00/3.10 leave work
3.30/3.40 collect DC
3.50/4.00 home
4.00-5.30/6.00 this is our free time so it varies depending on day or weather , take DD to swim lesson/gymnastics/etc or light the fire and stay home or go to the park/visit friend/family for an hour. And also make dinner
5.30/6.00 dinner time
6.00-6.30 DC play for half hour
6.30 bath/get ready for bed. Listen to DD read.
7.00-7.15 bedtime
7.15....get all bags and lunches (most of) ready for the next day, set out clothes and uniforms for the next day.

My DH Works away for weeks at a time so this is a day when he is away.

littlecloudling Sun 03-Mar-19 11:14:08

You have such a nice day! I doubt many teachers can arrive for 9am

KaleidoscopeEyes Sun 03-Mar-19 11:15:58

Oh mine is soooo different. I work horribly unsocial hours and sometimes have to get up in the middle of the night. Your day sounds heavenly!

IceRebel Sun 03-Mar-19 11:15:59

(I’m a teacher so these are my contact/school hours)

3.00/3.10 leave work

Looks through the post for the 4th time... you leave work at 3.10pm and I can't see any planning in the evening. shock

Where do you work?

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:17:15

@littlecloudling I usually arrive for 8.50 which is pretty normal. When DH Is home he does the school run and I get to school for 8.35/8.40. Not many teachers in my school arrive before 8.15 (school doesn’t open until 8) and I’m never first to leave either. It’s just the way it is here.

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:18:28

@IceRebel I’m in Ireland

Owlettele Sun 03-Mar-19 11:18:56

I teach. I leave home at 7.15 and pick up the kids at 16.50. when they are asleep I inevitably have work to catch up on. What heavenly school is this?

SuperMoonIsKeepingMeUpToo Sun 03-Mar-19 11:19:00

When do you do your planning/ marking/ reporting? No staff meetings? You've got a very cushy teaching job!

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:20:13

@IceRebel yes so sometimes I do planning in the evening (but only 1 evening a week) we have allotted planning time on a Friday (about an hour). It’s quite different here.

MinisterforCheekyFuckery Sun 03-Mar-19 11:20:59

Another one who's jealous of your school hours! I work in a school but I'm not a teacher. I start work at 8am and by the time I get there all the teachers are already in and always look like they've been there for a while. I am allowed to leave at 4.15pm and the teachers are all jealous I get to leave so early. They often have parent meetings/CPD that starts at 5pm that I don't have to attend.

littlecloudling Sun 03-Mar-19 11:21:53

@Youngandfree is that in England? The teachers at my DD school arrive before 8am and the children can arrive from 8am.

SkaTastic Sun 03-Mar-19 11:22:56

I'm a HLTA.
Get up at 6am
Get kids up at 6.30am
Leave absolutely no later than 7
Drop kids at school/childcare and drive to work.
Get to work for 7.45
Do planning things
Work from 8.30 till 3 with no break
Leave work at half 4ish after writing up any incidents from the day
Home for about 6
Make tea
Kids in bed
Planning/ uni work until maybe 10pm
Consume vast amounts of wine in preparation for next day.

IceRebel Sun 03-Mar-19 11:23:20

we have allotted planning time on a Friday (about an hour)

I'm not sure how you manage to fit all panning, marking and other admin into an hour. You're at work less than the TAs at my school smile

amymel2016 Sun 03-Mar-19 11:24:25

6.15 - get up, DH is already up and I get ready
6.30- get DC up
7.00- out the door
7.20- drop DC at nursery
7.30 - start work
4.30 - finish work
4.40 - pick DC up
5.00 - home/tidy up/play with DC
7.00 - DC in bed (DH does bed whilst I cook tea, DC has tea at nursery)
7.30 - eat tea/watch TV/ do odd jobs
9.00 - shower, get stuff ready for the next day
10.30 - bed

That’s 3 days a week whilst I’m at work, the other 4 days differ depending on what we’re doing.

mumto3girlys Sun 03-Mar-19 11:24:57

Packs bags ready to move to Ireland......

I'm in school no later than 8am and at least twice a week I arrive at 730am. I do leave at 305 once a week though. I do have it good though as I work in my youngest child's school so she waits in the library at home time unless I have a staff meeting.

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:25:33

-Planning is done fortnightly/ monthly (obvs there is long term planning set too) we have allotted planning times on a Friday And “some days” I stay a little later. We have our monthly planning ya to hand in at the end of a month so those days I’m a little later.
Marking- it happens in class, as we go, we just tick it if it’s right and give verbal feedback. No faffing and sharing of marking etc.
Reporting- do you mean school reports? Again this is a scored system, tick the boxes as such, and then a quick little remark at the end. Very easy going 😂
Meetings- usually happen once a fortnight they are usually over by 4/4.15 latest.

categed Sun 03-Mar-19 11:25:40

Deends on the day...
Days where i am dropping kids off at my dads before work...

6.30am get up dresses
7am wake kids get them dressed
7.25am do hair, never a happy time as dd1 has waist length hair.
7.45am leave house to drop kids off.
7.55am drop kids off.
8.05am arrive at work, (teacher as well)
8.55am kids come into classroom
3.00pm kids leave (work through breaks)
3.15-5.00pm meeting or collegiate work
5.15pm pick up kids
5.30pm home put tea on/homework/games
6.40pm bed time for kids
7.30pm kids asleep
7 30-9.30pm time with hubby
9.30-12.30- planning and prep work
12 30am shower and bed.

I only work 3 days a week so it's not oo bad but work about 40h paid for 21h which does pyt a strain on family life.

twolittleboysonetiredmum Sun 03-Mar-19 11:27:17

I’m a teacher in England and my day is mental compared to yours!
6am get up
Crazily run round getting 3 small children fed/dressed/read reading books to leave for 7:30. Get to school for 7:50 (they’re all at my school thankfully)
Lesson prep and emails etc until 8:45
Teach 8:45-12
10 mins for lunch then club or booster group or dirt
1-3:15pm teach
3:15-5pm plan/prep/mark
Get all kids and go home
5:30-7 cook, tidy, bath kids, put them to bed
7-7:45 exercise
7:45-8 manically tidy house
8-9:30 work (3 nights a week) other two nights do longer exercise then watch tv
9:30 bed
And repeat!

shellysheridan Sun 03-Mar-19 11:27:23

Wow. I'm a teacher.
Up at 6.30.
Drop kids off at 7.20
At school for 7.30
Leave work when I'm chucked out at 5.30
Kids to bed for 7.30
Work till 9.30/10pm

Missmarplesknitting Sun 03-Mar-19 11:30:01

Teacher contrast....
Up at 6
Shower and leave at 6:50. DH does kids.
Arrive 7:15am. Prep, photocopy and get through marking a set of books.
8:15: duty or briefing
8:25: registration.
1:10.....lunch eaten at desk or on duty outside.
2:45 lessons finish.
3pm meeting. Either school, department, mentoring student teacher or I work til 4:30.
5pm pick up kids.
Get home, cook food, do any evening activities. Put kids in bed (hubby works Flexi later hours to do the mornings)
8:30pm - planning til about 10. Usually on sofa with laptop.

On Wednesdays I leave earlier to get DD to dance class and on Fridays I don't plan on the evening.

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:30:12

@IceRebel yes it’s not enough which is why I do some at home (maybe an hour per week) we use a lot of text books and workbooks so it’s just follow in the chapters/curriculum.
@SkaTastic NO BREAK! That would not go down well here. We have 10 mins in the morning and half hour at lunch. The children do not come near the staff room at breaks here! Staff have yard duty once a week on a rota. So we do morning and half of lunch once a week.

categed Sun 03-Mar-19 11:31:09

I wish uk school would look to Irish schools at work/life balance. Here it seems a race to see how many hours we can actually work in a week regardless of pay.

elQuintoConyo Sun 03-Mar-19 11:31:20

8am wake up, wake DS, make 3 breakfasts and 2 cups of tea.
8.50 take DS to school, walk dog on the beach.
10-3 faff.
3pm shower and go to work.
9pm walk home from work.
9.30 take dog found the block for her late-night widdle.
9.45-ish have dinner.
11.0pm lights out.

Except Fridays when I don't work. Or days where DH takes DS to school and Lady Woofsalot for her walk.

maddiemookins16mum Sun 03-Mar-19 11:32:14

Tomorrow I’ll leave home 0750, get to work 0815.
Check emails, allocate appointments made overnight for the 9am slot.
Make tea, have a fag 😳, chat.
Start at 9am.
Deal with post/scanning/urgent weekend emails/sort out more appointments for the morning.
Allocate stuff out for the team from the weekend.
Deal with more tricky emails.
Call listening and feedback to those whose calls I’m grading that day.
Lunch at 12.30.
The afternoon consists of mainly allocating files/claims that need to go to the 60 plus staff that I provide support to for the next day.
I’ll also take some appointments myself (tax stuff).
Finish at 5.30, home by 6pm.
I took this job because it was really close to home, I used to have a 4 hour round trip commute.
It’s 7K less a year but I’m saving 4K on train tickets a year and the time at home well makes up for it. Great company, fab colleagues and I’d be delighted if it sees me out to retirement (14 more years).

Youngandfree Sun 03-Mar-19 11:33:13

@elQuintoConyo I would love to get a dog to walk on the beach they always look so happy on a beach 💕💕😂

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