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Do you work a true 9-to-5 schedule?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 26, 2010

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Photo of Samantha Mika

“Yes, I study from 9 to 5.”

Photo of Deborah Murray

“No, it depends on when I’m teaching. Sometimes I grade papers at night, sometimes I read on the weekends, and sometimes I take off at 2 o’clock and come to Lawrence to go shopping.”

Photo of Toby Sykes

“I was self-employed before. This is better, no weekends.”

Photo of Kenneth Brouhard

“No I don’t, I work 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. I might get a transfer to days soon, hopefully.”

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trinity 7 years, 7 months ago

i work for the state. need i say more? :)

K_Verses_The_World 7 years, 7 months ago

All of us, at times, we might work too hard To have it too fast and too much

Bob Dylan - Dear Landlord

werekoala 7 years, 7 months ago

Work 50-odd hours a week at my primary (government) job.

Work another 20-odd hours/week at my second (private industry) job.

And for all the libeRtarian government haters out there; guess which one of those I have time to post on the LJWorld blogs? It ain't the one your tax dollars are paying for; I'm too busy there. But yeah, private industry is 100% efficient....

Deja Coffin 7 years, 7 months ago

I'm a mom, I work 24/7.... no weekends, no sick days, and no vacations, but it's the best job I've ever had!!!

IndusRiver 7 years, 7 months ago

I work 20 hours a day seven days a week. I'm going nowhere. I don't get to retire or die. My punishment is eternal life on this earth, so I have to work (I work just to get out of bed in the morning). I don't get paid. My life isn't worth spit in this town. I spend too much time trying to do all the right things and not enough time being a scheming louse (I can download porn all day if the government would hire me!). Give me a government job. I can eat tasty Tostito chips at my computer all the live long day and tell everybody else who tries it that the rules don't allow it, and kick 'em out! S*** like that.

...."You're the faster runner, but you're not allowed to win".....That's me, a worker in America. America!! Land of the G...O...D...F...O...R...S...A...K...E...N

Kirk Larson 7 years, 7 months ago

I used to commute to KC and work 8 to 7 or more and then drive home. Now I ride my bike to a job where they tell me "It's 5:00, go home". Life is better.

Kat Christian 7 years, 7 months ago

Wish it was 9-5 then I wouldn't have to negotiate getting to work by 8 since my child's school doesn't begin until 8:45 and can't drop him off before 8:30. It stinks! I'm sure there are a lot of parents who agree with me.

Kat Christian 7 years, 7 months ago

However, I still feel that workdays should be reduced to 6 hours workdays so people can get home to spend more quality with their families. I think people would be less stressed, kinder and kids were be better off.

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