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What would be your dream working hours?

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mummyclare Thu 25-Sep-08 12:29:09

I think I would like to work 9.30-2.30 and have school holidays off while kids are at primary school.

<<lands back on planet earth with a heavy jolt>>

Nicky1313 Thu 25-Sep-08 12:50:39

That sounds like my ideal job too...am working 10 - 2 mon - thurs at the moment but do have to work holidays so am half way there!!!

scattyspice Thu 25-Sep-08 12:53:12

Sorry girls but those are my hours <sneaks away>.

Nicky1313 Thu 25-Sep-08 12:55:46

envy go on then so what do you do?

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Sep-08 12:55:47

Those are my dream working hours too, mummyclare AND I GET TO DO THEM! smile

The down side is I work for DH and don't get paid sad

Anna8888 Thu 25-Sep-08 12:56:20

I work whenever I want to during school hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 - 4.15). I am very lucky in that I arrange all my meetings and can pretty much decide when they are to be.

Fennel Thu 25-Sep-08 12:57:40

I have close to mine. 35 hours a week but flexibly as I see fit, so say 9-3 some days and 8-6 others. With DP working similarly.

I don't want to do 10 school runs a week I'm very happy to share that with DP and other people too. A few school runs a week is plenty for me.

BUT don't ask me about the implications for career progression... that's where the nice working hours fall down rather.

Michaelangelo Thu 25-Sep-08 13:00:57

Sounds ideal to me

themoon66 Thu 25-Sep-08 13:01:06

I already have by dream hours.

8.30am to 2.30pm.

33 days annual leave with massive flexibility for when they are taken.

Michaelangelo Thu 25-Sep-08 13:02:01

What do you do Anna and scatty?

scattyspice Thu 25-Sep-08 13:05:14

I'm a physio on a stroke ward. I too stepped down a grade to get the hours (well worth it though).
When DCs were babies I was less happy as needed to work 5 short days (rather than 3), but its ideal now DCs at school.
I was very lucky as the managers were trying to cut back (huge overspend) at the time DS started school so agreed to the term time contract to save cash!

Anna8888 Thu 25-Sep-08 14:14:47

I work in business education - I write materials for business seminars and I supervise/tutor MBA dissertations.

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