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Work Hours (poll)
It's hard to decide if I should go with the logic of having an extra hour after work in which to get things done, or the personal desire to have an extra hour before sleep. If I went with 7am to 4pm then I would have to be in bed by 11pm or 12am. If I went with 8am to 5pm I could stay up until 12am or 1am. Well, sometimes anyway; early sleep would probably overcome me on a regular basis if I didn't have something going on already.

Poll #945543 Work Hours

Which work hours would you prefer?

7am to 4pm (an extra hour after work)
4(36.4%)
8am to 5pm (an extra hour before sleep)
7(63.6%)


Honestly, I'm leaning toward 8-5 just so I wouldn't have to get up quite so early.

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starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: March 13th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's an idea:

is there a "rush hour" in that area? when are most stuffed suits driving to work? Going earlier may reduce the time you sit on your ass in traffic both in the morning and leaving. For example, I leave at 4 from my job to avoid the exodus of 9 to 5 people from the university.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 13th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually live less than three miles from the job, and the only places I've seen get congested so far are around the interstate exits and entrances, which are several streets over from my route to/from work. I was out and about at 5 yesterday and the traffic was just getting started, but by 6, though, it was full-blown.
starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: March 13th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, also -- you'll probably want more sleep than you think. Cubicle staring is draining.

And, if you get off at 4, you may be able to squeeze in last minute things you may need like paying a bill or going to the bank, that leaving at 5 will kill.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 13th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the "squeeze in last minute things" that gets me about going 7-4 over 8-5, but how often am I realistically going to need to do that? A two or three of times a month? I think I could probably get off half an hour early or some-such if need be. *shrug*
neo_prodigy From: neo_prodigy Date: March 13th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
i would lean towards 7am to 4pm so you can be done with work early and hopefully beat the 5:00 rush hour traffic.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 13th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Traffic is the least of my concerns with the time. I live less than three miles from work and can completely avoid the main Las Vegas Blvd up until right before my apartment's entrance.
pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: March 13th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I personally like getting in at 7. but then again i work a lot of hours. It affords me some more waking time. then again i also still go to bed around 12-1 well unless i have had a really exhausting day at work.
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: March 14th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I vote earlier but it depends on how far from work you live and what rush hour is like there. I can't imagine it being pleasant so I'm all for avoiding the worst traffic. Of course, if it's moot…
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: March 14th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I should get in the habit of reading other comments before adding my own.
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