• Question: hey, how many days a week do you work and how much time do you get of :)

    Asked by chucknorrisforthewin to Jamie, Jodie, Kat, Mark, Niamh on 23 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Mark Hill

      Mark Hill answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Hi chucknorrisforthewin,

      I work seven days (or evenings) in a row, then have three rest days. I take on-call overnight for 17 out of those 21 days. So that is roughly equal to working four five-day weeks, with four week ends.


    • Photo: Jamie Pringle

      Jamie Pringle answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Hello chucknorrisforthewin,

      The general rule is 5! But it depends, if im on fieldwork then I’ll work as many days as possible. I did a few 6 week fieldtrips to South Africa a few years ago.. we had a few days off but it was pretty relentless!

      Normally it is the usual 9-5pm, with the odd hour or two in the evenings to get some jobs done, like answering this quesiton in fact!

      Hope that was useful.

    • Photo: Niamh Nic Daeid

      Niamh Nic Daeid answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Hi Chuck

      Normally from Monday to Friday but sometimes I do work in the evenings (like now . it’s 7:30 pm and I’m about to head home) and sometimes at the week ends. I can also work away from home if I’m speaking at a meeting or conference or delivering training.

    • Photo: Katherine Davies

      Katherine Davies answered on 23 Mar 2011:


      I work minimum 5 days a week, ~12 hours a day. I also work any time I can at the weekends, when I am not coaching acrobatics or spending the weekend with family and friends. It averages out at 60-70 hours a week. So its a good thing I enjoy what I do!