Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 20.02.2008, 14:02
cremebrulee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 289
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 142 Times in 75 Posts
cremebrulee is considered knowledgeablecremebrulee is considered knowledgeablecremebrulee is considered knowledgeable
How many hours do you work?

Pursuant to my employment contract, I am required to work 41 hours and 15 minutes per week. I work mainly with Swiss colleagues, and have noticed that most only work their minimum hours (if not less), whilst there are others who may be classified as "workaholics" as they usually arrive at work around 7.30 and leave around 19.30. (Though, I do wonder how productive they are during this time)

In my old job in my home country, I used to work insane hours, sometimes up to 80 hours a week, which often went unnoticed and unrewarded. I repeated this pattern when I first moved to Switzerland, but my New Years' resolution has been work less and enjoy life more. I now try to only work my minimum hours, though I find I am still working an extra 1 or 2 hours a day. I am also taking German classes during the week, and need to devote time to that.

My boss (one of the "workaholics") has not raised any questions, though I sense that he is wondering why I am leaving "early". It could be purely psychological on my part, but I was wondering what the expectations are for everyone else in their workplace.

Do you all work your minimum hours or do your feel an obligation/expectation to work extra hours? Are there different expectations in Switzerland?
Reply With Quote
 

Tags
overtime, work hours




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Working Hours NOT in the Employment Contract dreamer Employment 19 01.08.2012 14:35
Holiday Store Hours bluefish Daily life 3 21.12.2007 15:57
Can I rent a car for couple of hours in Basel? Ancelique Transportation/driving 8 09.03.2007 11:06
Working hours - do they include a lunch break? everlastingglory Employment 12 08.02.2007 20:25
emails dated five hours in the future stuinzuri Forum support 3 16.08.2006 11:51


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0