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KCtotheSB
10-28-2009, 11:03 AM
I'm not talking about sitting there with an Excel spreadsheet open staring off into space or bullshitting with co-workers during a "meeting". I mean honest productive work.

keg in kc
10-28-2009, 11:04 AM
As little as possible.

jidar
10-28-2009, 11:05 AM
Like I'm going to leave hard lasting evidence of that in the form of a forum post.

Iowanian
10-28-2009, 11:07 AM
I get a fair amount done in a day, but my production is tied to deadlines.

I don't get as much done as I could some days, but make up for it on the short, hard deadlines that require long, braincrushing hours.


I'm looking at 3 spreadsheets and a medium sized pile this week, that I'm finding trouble getting seriously motivated to complete.

Chiefs4TheWin
10-28-2009, 11:07 AM
Like I'm going to leave hard lasting evidence of that in the form of a forum post.

:LOL: This

ChiTown
10-28-2009, 11:08 AM
I travel a shit ton.

When I travel, I'm working 12-16 hours/day. In the office - real work, maybe 4 hours.

suds79
10-28-2009, 11:08 AM
It depends on the day for me. My job is up & down. Some days maybe it's 7 hours or so. And somedays I could seriously go home after about an hour.

Iowanian
10-28-2009, 11:10 AM
I struggle the most with production on the non-billable days, when I'm writing checks, fighting with taxes, paperwork, insurance and other crap I hate doing that only costs money.

I always come through when I've got something due. I figure I deserve the slower days to make up for some of the nights I don't see my kids.

the Talking Can
10-28-2009, 11:18 AM
almost none

i wish i had the option for to work a 4 day 9-10 hr schedule

i'd be happier and more productive and efficient, i think...

seclark
10-28-2009, 11:21 AM
for every 8 hours a day, i usually work 10.5
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bevischief
10-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Like I'm going to leave hard lasting evidence of that in the form of a forum post.

:D

Jenson71
10-28-2009, 11:25 AM
I travel a shit ton.

When I travel, I'm working 12-16 hours/day. In the office - real work, maybe 4 hours.

What do you do that makes you travel so much?

I work 10 hours a week. It's mostly 5 hours on Tuesday and 5 hours on Thursday. I'd say my average production is at 80%. That's because we have downtimes, and no one comes to my study seminars.

PhillyChiefFan
10-28-2009, 11:26 AM
almost none

i wish i had the option for to work a 4 day 9-10 hr schedule

i'd be happier and more productive and efficient, i think...

You would think, but I do that now. With my commute in/out it's like working 12 hr days.

by the time I get home at night, I'm tired as hell with no motivation to do anything around the house and go to bed really early.

Then on the day off that I have, I find myself catching up on all the thing I put off during the week.

There is pros/cons to the 8hr and 12hr days.

ChiTown
10-28-2009, 11:29 AM
What do you do that makes you travel so much?

I work 10 hours a week. It's mostly 5 hours on Tuesday and 5 hours on Thursday. I'd say my average production is at 80%. That's because we have downtimes, and no one comes to my study seminars.

I own, or having ownership in 3 different companies. I'm out checking on the assets, or clients/suppliers just about every week.

I'm generally in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, North Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Birmingham.

loochy
10-28-2009, 11:30 AM
almost none

i wish i had the option for to work a 4 day 9-10 hr schedule

i'd be happier and more productive and efficient, i think...

I've got this..kind of. We do what is called a 9/80 schedule where in 2 weeks, we work 80 hours in 9 days (this equals eight 9 hour days and one eight hour day). Fridays alternate from being off to working only 8 hours. I love this schedule because I rarely have to use vacation to get things done like appointments, etc since I can just use my off Friday. Also, if I want to take a short trip, that is easy to do too without using vacation. The only drawback is that the weeks with our working Fridays seem exceedingly long. :D

Oh, and the extra hour at work is unnoticable.

ziggysocki
10-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Like I'm going to leave hard lasting evidence of that in the form of a forum post.

This. Kinda like pleading no contest though... noooooooo it's not an admission of guilt.

PhillyChiefFan
10-28-2009, 11:31 AM
I've got this..kind of. We do what is called a 9/80 schedule where in 2 weeks, we work 80 hours in 9 days (this equals eight 9 hour days and one eight hour day). Fridays alternate from being off to working only 8 hours. I love this schedule because I rarely have to use vacation to get things done like appointments, etc since I can just use my off Friday. Also, if I want to take a short trip, that is easy to do too without using vacation. The only drawback is that the weeks with our working Fridays seem exceedingly long. :D

Oh, and the extra hour at work is unnoticable.

YES. I am on the same schedule right now with every other friday off. It's nice on the 4 day weeks.

Demonpenz
10-28-2009, 11:31 AM
10 hour days kick ass. 3 day weekend every week to go to the lake.

the Talking Can
10-28-2009, 11:31 AM
You would think, but I do that now. With my commute in/out it's like working 12 hr days.

by the time I get home at night, I'm tired as hell with no motivation to do anything around the house and go to bed really early.

Then on the day off that I have, I find myself catching up on all the thing I put off during the week.

There is pros/cons to the 8hr and 12hr days.

sure, there are always tradeoffs...

but my commute is 3 mins, i'm single, and mostly it seems to me that the type of work i have is best dealt with in intense chunks of effort...i waste a lot of time doing administrative tasks while waiting for project decisions...i could do the administrative stuff in a day or two but have to stretch it over a week to keep the appearance of being busy...

cardken
10-28-2009, 11:33 AM
It depends on the day for me. My job is up & down. Some days maybe it's 7 hours or so. And somedays I could seriously go home after about an hour.
This

the Talking Can
10-28-2009, 11:34 AM
I've got this..kind of. We do what is called a 9/80 schedule where in 2 weeks, we work 80 hours in 9 days (this equals eight 9 hour days and one eight hour day). Fridays alternate from being off to working only 8 hours. I love this schedule because I rarely have to use vacation to get things done like appointments, etc since I can just use my off Friday. Also, if I want to take a short trip, that is easy to do too without using vacation. The only drawback is that the weeks with our working Fridays seem exceedingly long. :D

Oh, and the extra hour at work is unnoticable.


i would love that, it incentivises efficiency....

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-28-2009, 11:37 AM
On days like today, I have to lecture for 6 hours. I'm currently on a break between classes, so now I'm grading papers. Once I'm done with lecture for the day, I'll end up doing reading and course prep for tomorrow. Wednesdays are 12-15 hour days, but most other days are like 6 hour days.

Pitt Gorilla
10-28-2009, 11:38 AM
"Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work. "

Jenson71
10-28-2009, 11:41 AM
I own, or having ownership in 3 different companies. I'm out checking on the assets, or clients/suppliers just about every week.

I'm generally in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, North Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Birmingham.

Do you think technology will make it so that in the next 5-10 years you won't have to actually travel to those places?

Inspector
10-28-2009, 11:43 AM
Like I'm going to leave hard lasting evidence of that in the form of a forum post.

Yeah, good point.

Um, I get at least 10 hours work done in 8 hours. My productivity is through the roof. I just work and work and even when I get home, I still work. Yup, I do more than anyone else around me, that's for sure.

ChiTown
10-28-2009, 11:46 AM
Do you think technology will make it so that in the next 5-10 years you won't have to actually travel to those places?

Doubt it.

Nothing takes the place of seeing things first hand in person, and being 5-10 ft from someone while you are discussing/negotiating.

I'm old school. I want to be in front of someone, talking to them, as I take money out of their back pocket:D

Sure-Oz
10-28-2009, 11:48 AM
I get a fair amount done in a day, but my production is tied to deadlines.

I don't get as much done as I could some days, but make up for it on the short, hard deadlines that require long, braincrushing hours.

This.

Pestilence
10-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Yeah, good point.

Um, I get at least 10 hours work done in 8 hours. My productivity is through the roof. I just work and work and even when I get home, I still work. Yup, I do more than anyone else around me, that's for sure.

Um yeah.....this.

DaKCMan AP
10-28-2009, 11:55 AM
An Awesome amount.

scott free
10-28-2009, 12:09 PM
I work in sales, so its totally dependent on people coming in.

I've worked many a 12 hour shift & not talked to a soul... passing my time with crossword puzzles, newspapers, magazines, self-applied manicures & the like. Except, NO COMPUTERS! when the owner is around (5 1/2 days a week usually) :cuss:... he's SO old fashioned about that, i think he'd rather we literally jerk off on slow days than surf the web, or Planet.

Other days, i hardly have time to catch my breath... its kind of a feast or famine thing.

El Jefe
10-28-2009, 12:28 PM
I work in sales, so its totally dependent on people coming in.

I've worked many a 12 hour shift & not talked to a soul... passing my time with crossword puzzles, newspapers, magazines, self-applied manicures & the like. Except, NO COMPUTERS! when the owner is around (5 1/2 days a week usually) :cuss:... he's SO old fashioned about that, i think he'd rather we literally jerk off on slow days than surf the web, or Planet.

Other days, i hardly have time to catch my breath... its kind of a feast or famine thing.

Yep Im kind of in the same boat. Some weeks we cant get enough cars done, and every job gets sold. The next week, we may price a bunch if jobs and only sell a handful. When we have a good amount of jobs, my job is very stressful, but like Puffy said "it's all about the Benjis".

Iowanian
10-28-2009, 12:31 PM
For a long time I've said that I get more done goofing off than most people do who claim to work so hard.

I work in violent flurries. I produce like an absolute wildman for 2-3 days when I need to, sometimes working early until late and repeat.....and then I need a day or two to just decompress.

I'm not sure what it is about my office and the lunch hour, but it seems like someone drops in every day around the time I'd have taken lunch. I haven't even stepped away to pee yet today.

Pink Paradise 2010
10-28-2009, 12:47 PM
i work for 8, so around 2...lol LMAO

Ari Chi3fs
10-28-2009, 12:58 PM
I work about 10-12 hours everyday weekend included... sleep for 5-6 and fuck off for 6-7...

KCChiefsMan
10-28-2009, 01:00 PM
7 hours, I'm probably not that productive for 2 hours on my shifts

Jenson71
10-28-2009, 01:01 PM
For a long time I've said that I get more done goofing off than most people do who claim to work so hard.

I work in violent flurries. I produce like an absolute wildman for 2-3 days when I need to, sometimes working early until late and repeat.....and then I need a day or two to just decompress.

I'm not sure what it is about my office and the lunch hour, but it seems like someone drops in every day around the time I'd have taken lunch. I haven't even stepped away to pee yet today.

Do you have a stadium buddy?

wild1
10-28-2009, 01:08 PM
During the day I work for 10 or 15 minutes at a stretch, then there's a 5 or 10 minute intervening period where I am back at my desk. I also do quite a bit of accompanying work at home in the evenings. It's a lot of hours, if you think about your job in hours.

Mr. Flopnuts
10-28-2009, 01:09 PM
The 2nd part of this question should be, do you work for yourself or someone else? I have a feeling that is a big part of the equation.

scott free
10-28-2009, 01:10 PM
Yep Im kind of in the same boat. Some weeks we cant get enough cars done, and every job gets sold. The next week, we may price a bunch if jobs and only sell a handful. When we have a good amount of jobs, my job is very stressful, but like Puffy said "it's all about the Benjis".

Heh yep, gotta put up with the bad to get the good... drinking & surfing the Planet never made me any money.

milkman
10-28-2009, 01:13 PM
I work approximately 47 hours a week in a 4 day work week, with Wednesdays and weekends off.

I have a question.

Is a spreadsheet something used in pron?

scott free
10-28-2009, 01:15 PM
I'm not sure what it is about my office and the lunch hour, but it seems like someone drops in every day around the time I'd have taken lunch. I haven't even stepped away to pee yet today.

:thumb:

In my workplace, the quickest way to get a customer is to try & get something to eat.

Iowanian
10-28-2009, 01:52 PM
Do you have a stadium buddy?

It's more like a gladiator coliseum.

Iowanian
10-28-2009, 01:54 PM
:thumb:

In my workplace, the quickest way to get a customer is to try & get something to eat.

Or Poo.

My office is small, the crapper is near the front door. I had a run of 5 times in a row with no one in here, that someone stepped in while I was dropping broncofans. The phone is guaranteed to ring if no one enters.

Norman Einstein
10-28-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm not talking about sitting there with an Excel spreadsheet open staring off into space or bullshitting with co-workers during a "meeting". I mean honest productive work.

Zero hours per day. I'm retired.
I do what I want, whenever I want all day long.

Jilly
10-28-2009, 01:57 PM
That's a weird question for me. SO much of what I do is reactionary, that it just depends on the day and if a lot of people came in that day and even then it's not really work as it is just asking people how they're doing and hearing about their cat's shenanigans or their last surgery. But on a day to day basis, I get everything done, I work a lot on days off as well though. So, I don't know, but I know that on average, I work about 50-60 hours a week, throw a funeral or wedding in there and it's more. And of those 50-60 hours, I would call it actually getting work done.

Simply Red
10-28-2009, 02:02 PM
a lot, I have no choice, based on it's nature.

Inspector
10-28-2009, 02:05 PM
I have a question.

Is a spreadsheet something used in pron?

It depends on what you spread on the sheet.

jjchieffan
10-28-2009, 03:04 PM
My work productivity depends on the project. I just finished a project where I would do 2 sites a day that took an hour and a half each. But there was about 5 hours drive time between sites. Project before that, I would do 2-3 sites a day that took 4-6 hours each with usually under an hour drive time between sites. Last year, I was working a project where I worked about 4 hours a day. Then of course, there is the downtime between projects where productivity is nillbecause I am on unemployment.

RJ
10-28-2009, 03:17 PM
almost none

i wish i had the option for to work a 4 day 9-10 hr schedule

i'd be happier and more productive and efficient, i think...


I was just reading that the Utah state government, after going to a 4 day work week, realized an unexpected benefit in reduced overtime pay. Apparently employees, not wanting to work late after a 10 hour day, found they were able to get all their work done in a 40 hour week. They didn't save what they thought they would on energy costs but made out real well on overtime costs.

scott free
10-28-2009, 03:22 PM
I was just reading that the Utah state government, after going to a 4 day work week, realized an unexpected benefit in reduced overtime pay. Apparently employees, not wanting to work late after a 10 hour day, found they were able to get all their work done in a 40 hour week. They didn't save what they thought they would on energy costs but made out real well on overtime costs.


Its AMAZING what you can get done when you wanna get the hell outta there.

RJ
10-28-2009, 03:22 PM
I'm in sales, so it varies. On some days I might be busy and productive from bell to bell, on others I might spend a lot of time reading CP. Today, for instance, I was non-stop from 8 until 3 and wrote a couple of nice orders. But for the next couple of hours I'll just be doing some paperwork, maybe make a couple of phone calls.....nothing profitable.

RJ
10-28-2009, 03:24 PM
Its AMAZING what you can get done when you wanna get the hell outta there.


I know, isn't that funny? The same guy who had to put in an hour OT every day when he got off at five all of a sudden is more productive when has to work until seven.

2bikemike
10-28-2009, 03:58 PM
I would say 12 hours of legitimate work. As a power plant operator my job is to baby sit the plant and make sure all goes well. At the end of the 12 hour shift I have done my job regardless of what I have done. Even if I surfed the planet for an hour or so.

Chiefaholic
10-28-2009, 05:08 PM
I'm a welder 50-60 hours per week. I'de guess that I bullshit less than 1 hour a week.

RJ
10-28-2009, 05:09 PM
I would say 12 hours of legitimate work. As a power plant operator my job is to baby sit the plant and make sure all goes well. At the end of the 12 hour shift I have done my job regardless of what I have done. Even if I surfed the planet for an hour or so.


You're the Homer Simpson of CP?

Do you like jelly doughnuts?

2bikemike
10-28-2009, 05:14 PM
You're the Homer Simpson of CP?

Do you like jelly doughnuts?

You know its funny but its easier to say I have Homers job then to really explain my job. Everybody knows Homers job.

2bikemike
10-28-2009, 05:16 PM
911 operator. I have one of the few jobs where you look forward to being bored/not working.

Yeah thats me a bored day at work is a great day. The boss and the company loves when I have a boring day at work.

chefsos
10-28-2009, 05:20 PM
I'd like to say 8 out of 8 hours. But I'm probably productive about five or six of those. Not due to fucking off, but because I'm pretty slow at it relative to the other guys at the RV dealership where I work.

I have a tendency to go back and double- or triple-check items I've done to prep a unit for delivery instead of just getting it done and moving to the next one.

Bacon Cheeseburger
10-28-2009, 06:42 PM
I'm an independent contractor, so I fuck off a lot. But when I am working, I'm busting my friggin' ass.

Buck
10-28-2009, 06:47 PM
On average I push out 10 jobs a day, which generates the company usually between $5000 and $7500 a day.

If it weren't for CP that number would be even higher.

Stanley Nickels
10-28-2009, 08:05 PM
I work 9-5. Monday and Tuesday, I realistically get 10 hours of work done in a day, were I to work at a "normal pace". Wednesday, I work 8 at the same pace. Thursday and Friday, maybe 5-6 each. My week ends really smoothly, and it's a good feeling.

cdcox
10-28-2009, 09:17 PM
I was at work for 11 hours today and only goofed off for about 30 minutes. But I more that made up for it because I only attended about 30 minutes of a 2.5 hour meeting due to being double scheduled. So I got about 13 hours of work done in 11 hours. I typically have a few days a week where I do more that 10 hours (up to 16) of actual work. Some days I'm not nearly that efficient, but it's kind of like Iowanian said, you occasionally need a blowoff day to maintain sanity of most days you are running like a dog all day long.

Redrum_69
10-28-2009, 10:06 PM
I'm not talking about sitting there with an Excel spreadsheet open staring off into space or bullshitting with co-workers during a "meeting". I mean honest productive work.


Im being productive with your mom right now....

chiefbowe82
10-28-2009, 10:07 PM
I get about 12 hrs worth a day

DaKernal
10-28-2009, 10:33 PM
me actually doing something productive? about 2-3 hrs. my machine does all the rest

patteeu
10-29-2009, 12:15 AM
On average, about 15.23 posts per day.

Kyle DeLexus
10-29-2009, 12:57 AM
I used to be more productive until I was telling my boss's boss that I could use more hours but things seem to be slow right now and he said to do the work I have slower.