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How many hours per day should you be at work at a 40/hr week job?

You'd think 8 but it feels wrong leaving every day even afte saulgoodmanwannabe04/30/18
Is this a trick question? If you're regularly expected to be flharfh04/30/18
I'm in at 9 and out by 5. Some days (near trial dates) I get isthisit04/30/18
I have trouble finding any prosecutor in his office on Frida fettywap04/30/18
You can't reach a state's attorney on Friday afternoons in m thirdtierlaw04/30/18
My wife works in an agency and her unit is extremely busy. jd4hire05/01/18
I am in at 9 and leave not a minute after 5. Hence, why it i trollfeeder05/01/18
That's 35 hours. fettywap05/01/18
Figure in an hour for lunch, and the other required breaks t trollfeeder05/01/18
saulgoodmanwannabe (Apr 30, 2018 - 9:24 pm)

You'd think 8 but it feels wrong leaving every day even after 8 1/2, even when you've beat everyone else there by 2 hours. At a public defender/prosecutor-type office or other law job with average 40-hour work weeks, how many total hours should you actually be expected to spend in the office or in court each day?

Are you considered lazy for coming in at 8 and leaving between 4:30-5:00 without taking a lunch if you've gotten your work done and aren't prepping for an important hearing or trial?

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flharfh (Apr 30, 2018 - 10:00 pm)

Is this a trick question? If you're regularly expected to be there more than 8/hrs a day, you don't have a 40hr/week job.

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isthisit (Apr 30, 2018 - 9:35 pm)

I'm in at 9 and out by 5. Some days (near trial dates) I get in early and leave late but normally I'm 9-5.

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fettywap (Apr 30, 2018 - 9:47 pm)

I have trouble finding any prosecutor in his office on Friday afternoons.
I can be fired if I leave before 5:00.

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thirdtierlaw (Apr 30, 2018 - 10:04 pm)

You can't reach a state's attorney on Friday afternoons in my state. It's also uncommon for them to arrive to the 8:30 hearing before 8:25 and most of the time they are throwing on their tie while going through security. Our AG's office is also a real 40 hr a week job unless there is something big in the pipeline.

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jd4hire (May 1, 2018 - 8:38 am)

My wife works in an agency and her unit is extremely busy. She stay's late when she needs to, but all other units are in at 8:30 and out at 4:30 promptly. I think the same holds true for my state's PDs, AGs, court personnel (judges are in at 9:15 out at 3:45 and in summer it's more like 10 and 2), and government workers, in general.

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trollfeeder (May 1, 2018 - 10:56 am)

I am in at 9 and leave not a minute after 5. Hence, why it is called a 40 hr work week.

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fettywap (May 1, 2018 - 11:39 am)

That's 35 hours.

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trollfeeder (May 1, 2018 - 12:45 pm)

Figure in an hour for lunch, and the other required breaks throughout the day.

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