Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

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Re: Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

Postby Pingdong » 02 Nov 2011, 00:14

thats just kindergarten. A lot of teachers do that and elementary/junior high. When i did both it was 6:30am to 9:30 pm. though there is a 2 hour lunch break which can be nice at times for a quick nap. But I find teachers doing those hours are always tired. Thats why i personally chose after a few years of that to cut out the kindergarten and you can at least get a good sleep in. 12-9 is much nicer than including the morning hours...but i hate mornings lol.
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Re: Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

Postby Dougster » 02 Nov 2011, 00:33

I've done it. I was also doing split shifts, 6 + hrs a day, also working 3 - 6 hrs on saturdays, all adult classes, and IELTS testing on sundays. I did it for a few years or so ... It drove me crazy, especially the traveling to different schools. Now I have a sane life. I still work a 9 hr day but have a decent salary , from M - F, 1 - 10, but I have time off, doing office stuff, so I'm only teaching around 25 hrs a week, which I think is ok. Looking back, it was the split shifts that used to do me in. Good luck to newbies doing mental hours, but when you teach adults, as I have been doing, it's tough.
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Re: Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 25 Apr 2012, 23:06

Hows this working out for you Lotta?

Has the 7 days a week schedule drove you crazy yet?
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Re: Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 26 Apr 2012, 02:49

Milkybar_Kid wrote:Hows this working out for you Lotta?

Has the 7 days a week schedule drove you crazy yet?


It started to drive me crazy about three months ago, which is why I don't do it anymore.
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Re: Is working 7 days a week crazy? How many people are doing it?

Postby steelersman » 26 Apr 2012, 03:10

Whole Lotta Lotta wrote:Hello! I am Whole Lotta Lotta. I am currently working multiple part time jobs. One of my jobs asked me if I would like to work some hours on Sunday. I happen to like this manager and have had a good time teaching adults at her school during the week. She recently offered me a class on Sunday and I accepted. Bye Bye weekends. I will be working my nuts off in the coming months but making money. I have some questions about this:
1. How many other people are doing it?
2. Of those of you who are doing it, how do you manage it?
3. How do I handle it if I should happen to catch a cold on Saturday night and am not able to come in on Sunday?
4. Is working 7 days a week really worth the extra money?

I would like to get other people's opinions on these matters :bow: .


Just feel lucky that you have the work. Some people in the world would gladly work seven days a week rather than not have a job at all.

Probably working seven days a week is not worth it.
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