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Your DH

Now I curious.

What does your DH do?

How many hours does he work in an average week?

Do you feel like he has a good family work balance?
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  • He is a manager of point of sale/marketing materials for a beer company.

    He works 40hrs a week. Occasionally he has to work events.


    Yes he has really great hours so he leaves earlier before we wake up and is home by 4:15. So nice and early.
  • What does your DH do? He's a welder.

    How many hours does he work in an average week? Right now he works 50 hours a week (works 6 days, off 1) but with his commute he is gone for a little over 60 hours.

    Do you feel like he has a good family work balance? For his demanding work schedule, yeah I really do. He will help out in any way I ask him to (though if it isn't a pressing need it may take a little time to get done) and does the general helping stuff without me asking. He always wants to spend his day off together as a family.

  • DH works at a car dealership doing financing and other back office stuff. He works on average 50 hrs per week but has a great work/life balance.

    He works from 7:30-5 or 6 depending on the day but gets weekends and evenings off so it's nice. 

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  • DH is a restaurant manager.  Works 50-60 hours/week.

    Some days he goes 9-9 some days 3-midnight.

    The family balance could be better...When I worked 9-5 it was hard, because our schedules never allowed for family time.  Now that I am home, I see him a lot on the days he goes in late, and when he goes early I wait until 9 to eat dinner with him.

    We make it work, but holidays and weekends suck big time.

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    He is a manager of point of sale/marketing materials for a beer company.

    He works 40hrs a week. Occasionally he has to work events.


    Yes he has really great hours so he leaves earlier before we wake up and is home by 4:15. So nice and early.

    Also, the swag.  He gets the best swag. 

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    We also get a lot of free swag and beer. Amynumbers stop working and come drink with me today. It is a day drink kind of day in our House.
  • Ooooh I've been wondering too but I posted something like this months and months ago when I first started posting, and I didn't want to again :P But after the thread yesterday I was really wondering!

    DH is a generator mechanic.  Basically he works on the back-up power systems on all sorts of big buildings - hospitals, schools, government buildings, manufacturing plants, etc.  And smaller stuff occasionally, like peoples houses, boats.

    He works anywhere between a standard 40 to 80 +.  On average I will say about 50 or so but when we have bad storms or anything that causes widespread outages, he is working basically 24/7.

    For the most part, I think we have a pretty good balance.  There are days when he gets home really late, just before DSs bedtime, or after he's already asleep, so those days suck, but generally he's home for dinner and weekends. 

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  • DH is a training specialist. He designs training programs, some Internet and some face to face, and trains people using them. He is technically a govt contractor. He works 40 hours a week and actually gets DD up and dropped off at daycare during the school year. We have a great work life balance but it took a little bit of work to get there.
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    Dh works in a machine shop. Im not sure what the real job title would be lol. He builds things like pieces of airplanes, mechanical arms, and some other really werid stuff.

    He works around 48-60 hours a week. Depends on what he wants to do.

    Hes got good hours. He goes in really early and is home by at 5. on fridays hes home at 3. Hes got all holidays off, plus a half day the day before a holiday and sometimes the Friday after off, all of which he gets paid for. Around the holidays, like the week between Christmas and new years, they have the option to work but but need too. He wouldn't get paid for the week off but its not mandatory to come in, and often those are like 5 hour days.  He gets a good amount of vacation, and can leave for for a couple hours if he needs too with no problem, like if i need to go somewhere with out DS. He also works 3 mins from home and comes home for lunch all the time if we are home. I think he work/family balance is good. Its his addiction to the gym that gets in the way

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    Now I curious.

    What does your DH do? He is an environmental, health and safety specialist for a large company that makes machines.

    How many hours does he work in an average week? 4050, more now and then if he's working on a big project.

    Do you feel like he has a good family work balance? I do. He only occassionally works over 50 hours a week. He starts work at 6 am and is off by 3, stops at the gym on his way home and is here with us before dinner is ready.

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  • He has a small drywalling company 

    He works 40ish hrs a week, but he pretty much can make his own hours


    Yes he has a very good balance, he leaves around 7.30, comes home for lunch for about 90 min (when he isn't working OOT) and then usually is home around 5pm
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  • Now I curious. What does your DH do? He is an assistant County Attorney

    How many hours does he work in an average week? In general, 40, but he has an hour commute. Right now he has a big murder case so he's working a little bit more, but usually from home.

    Do you feel like he has a good family work balance? Yes. He actually gets up with DS a lot so he can have daddy time in the mornings and does bedtime too. We make a point to have time together, and alone, and with the kid. DS doesn't have any events yet, but I don't forsee a problem.

  • He does non-destructive testing on pipes at a plant that produces pipes for pipelines.   Between 40 and 50 hrs per week.  He works 3s and 4s, so on 3 days, off 4 days, on 4 days, off 3 days - so he's at home a lot. Since he works the night shift though, it's hard on his to adjust his sleeping schedule to be up when he's off. Hopefully, he'll be able to switch back to day shift soon.

     

     

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    DH is a venture capitalist. He works long hours, usually 7am to 9pm and then he's on email till 11 and on weekends too. Family balance...he's great on the weekends and tries to get work done during nap time so we can do things together. During the week he barely ever sees DS or me but I have help so its not stressful for me, we just miss him.
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  • I will answer my own question.

    DH is a lead aerospace engineer. They outfit planes with defense and servalence equipment. They mainly work international and he oversees their large projects.

    He can work anywhere from 40 to 80 hours a week. His hours are extremely flexible. As long as he gets the work done no one cares when he does it. He is about to travel to the Middle East for a month and that sucks, but this is the first time in his 8 years with company he has had to travel for more than a week.

    Yes. He has never missed anything important and often takes over to give me a break.
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  • Software engineer, probably about 40+ hours a week (he probably works after kids go to bed about 2ish nights a week). He also teaches a weekly Master's level course at night about half of the year. Generally,he's gone by 8 and home around 5 (except for those nights he teaches). 

    He works for a company that has terrific benefits and understands people want a good work/life balance. I'm under no illusions that the majority of working parents don't have the flexibility he does. I certainly don't with my job (teaching)!

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    He is a regional manager for a small warehouse company. Right now his hours suck. He leaves at 530 because if he leaves any later he gets stuck in traffic, and is home around 630. He hopes to own his own consulting business one day working with warehouses to improve efficiency, etc. He would have more flexible hours AND better pay. Imagine that.

    He makes the best of the family time he has right now.
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  • What does your DH do? Medicinal chemist, basically research chemist at a big pharma.

    How many hours does he work in an average week? 45 to 50. He leaves before we're even awake, though, so he's home by 4ish usually.

    Do you feel like he has a good family work balance? Yes, its great. Never once has he worked on the weekends and he stays past 5, maybe twice a year. During the summer they have summer hours and can leave early on Fridays. Plenty of vacation and holidays, great paternity leave, etc. Since the bulk of his work is currently in the lab, there is little he can do from home. He does do email sometimes, but nothing else unless he's preparing for a presentation or conference.

    He is looking for a change and I'm dreading that he might lose some flexibility.

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  • DH is a law librarian. He works 40 hrs a week and occasionally travels for conferences. I think he definitely has a good balance of work and family.
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    He does Xray at a large orthopedic center, 1-2 days a week he run an injection clinic. He works 40-50 hours and has an hour long commute. Days he runs a clinic are longer -- today he left at 7am and will likely not be home until 7pm. He often gets home as we are finishing dinner and is rarely here for baths or playtime during the week but he does the girls' bedtime almost every night. He has no weekends or holidays either which is good for a medical profession. He also has a huge amount of earned time and boss is very good granting time off. My schedule (part time visiting nurse) is much more flexible with better hours, though I often bring work home and he never does.

     

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    image Andrewsgal:
    I will answer my own question.

    DH is a lead aerospace engineer. They outfit planes with defense and servalence equipment. They mainly work international and he oversees their large projects.

    He can work anywhere from 40 to 80 hours a week. His hours are extremely flexible. As long as he gets the work done no one cares when he does it. He is about to travel to the Middle East for a month and that sucks, but this is the first time in his 8 years with company he has had to travel for more than a week.

    Yes. He has never missed anything important and often takes over to give me a break.

    I thought your H worked somewhere that made bullets? Haha, I was way off. 

    The company he works for is one of the largest ammunition makers in the country. So you were not wrong. He gets ammunition at cost when they have overages which us never lately. However that part of the company is in Mn or Florida he works for their aircraft division.
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  • My DH is a foreman for a general construction company. He is basically a babysitter at most jobs. He has to be present for these jobs.

    Hours can vary. Sometimes 30, sometimes 40 and sometimes 70. That is the nature of the construction business though, sometimes jobs can get shut down and sometimes they take forever to complete. Sometimes he has to do a job OOT and sometimes he has overnight jobs even though he already worked that day.

    For the most part it is a good balance, although his schedule is unpredictable. He is also very exhausted by the time he comes home, but he manages to spend time with DD and 90% of the time he is home for dinner. The owner of the company is the one that is in the office 24/7.

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  • What does your DH do?  A software engineer in the cyber security field

     How many hours does he work in an average week? Usually 50.  40 for his salary and then 10 hours he gets paid overtime. 

    Do you feel like he has a good family work balance?  Yes.  He can't work from home because of the nature of the work, but he can flex his hours a little. 

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  • DH is a teacher. He works roughly 7a to 4p. Sometimes it's earlier or later depending on meetings. He is a union guy, so he's on a bunch of committees. He is out at least one evening with a meeting of some sort, but he is here for dinner most nights and gets to spend quality time with the kids.
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  • Works in the total loss department for major car insurance company.

    He works M-F 8:30-5pm.

    Yes he does!  He's home at a good time.  And he's always able to take half days when needed, or attend special events. And he's home all weekend, and only travels 1-2 times a year.

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  • He is a trainer in a call center for energy conservation and rebates. He works about 40 hours a week, but it's an hour each way so it feels like 50. He also has to work one Saturday a month. He works 1130-8 so I don't feel like we get enough family time in. We're hoping to find something better when we move. 

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  • He's a software engineer for a major tech company. He was working about 50, but this year has been rough and its more like 60-70 hours (yeah this has sucked). Work life balance? What is that? Kidding, but it has been tough with the new baby and never seeing him. I'll be glad when he finds a new job, not just for the hours, but the department is taking a new direction that he's not interested in.

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  • He works for a federal law enforcement agency.

    He works 55 hours a week. Can be called out if they need him at any time of day.

    Yes I think he has a good family/work balance.  I mean I wish he didn't go in until 8 and got off at 5, but it's ok the way it is.   

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  • Dh is an accountant for a small business.

    he works 40 hours a week. We live four miles from the office so he's physically only gone 8.5 hours since he leaves 15 minutes early (or less if he drives, but he usually cycles to work). 

    Yes, he has a great work/life balance. He can do all his work from home so if I'm sick he runs into work for a half hour, gets the laptop and does what he needs to do at home. If we decide on a whim we want to go take a ride to an amusement park and stay overnight midweek to avoid the crowds(which we recently did) he goes to work on the weekend to make up the hours. We usually get paid out the bulk of his yearly sick/vacation days at the end of the year since he seldom uses them which ends up being a nice extra check in april for vacation money. 

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    Dh is an accountant for a small business.he works 40 hours a week. We live four miles from the office so he's physically only gone 8.5 hours since he leaves 15 minutes early or less if he drives, but he usually cycles to work.nbsp;Yes, he has a great work/life balance. He can do all his work from home so if I'm sick he runs into work for a half hour, gets the laptop and does what he needs to do at home. If we decide on a whim we want to go take a ride to an amusement park and stay overnight midweek to avoid the crowdswhich we recently did he goes to work on the weekend to make up the hours. We usually get paid out the bulk of his yearly sick/vacation days at the end of the year since he seldom uses them which ends up being a nice extra check in april for vacation money.nbsp;

    Does he get a lot of vacation? I can't imagine not using all the days, we usually run out and dh gets 23 days. Then again, you can't cash them in at the end either.

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  • DH is a supervisor for a debt collection agency, he works about 40 to 45 hours a week. His job is flexible, so he has plenty of family time. There's really only one day out of the week that sucks; the one he has to work a late shift. But I'll gladly take it, since he gets 2.5 day weekends.
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