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What time does your day begin and end?
My boss often complains because I am not up at the crack of dawn like he and the roofers... but I have been known to work well past midnight on several occasions. The point is that I am not lazy, just that I am not a morning person.

I was just wondering what time your work day begins and ends on an average work week?
 

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Grumpy said:
What time does your day begin and end?
My boss often complains because I am not up at the crack of dawn like he and the roofers... but I have been known to work well past midnight on several occasions. The point is that I am not lazy, just that I am not a morning person.

I was just wondering what time your work day begins and ends on an average work week?
Right after we deal with gender (in)equality, the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian problem, and similar small stuff ;) , we can get warmed up to the real issue of resolving the morning person/night person conflict. Can't be done. The morning person can't sleep if there is any light in the sky, and comes across as an efficient and effective worker because there's no-one else to disturb them at that early hour. The night owl, is just warming up when the sun sets, but unless they are playing in a jazz bar, there's no-one around to appreciate their labour. Most businesses are run by the early birds, and so, that's the tune that the rest have to play to. However, the night owls are much more fun to be with. Personally, I think it's genetic. :)
 

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Not genetic at all... unless I have a far off recessive gene. My mother wakes before the farmers, my father shortly after. My Old man is out the door by 5:30 am and my mother usually wakes at about 3:30 -4:30 am. If it's after 4 she over slept.

See the same applies to night owls as it applies to early birds. When I am sitting at the office taking off a print at 8 pm I know nobody is going to call me to break my concentration. If I sleep into the morning rush hour I know I will have a nice drive to work just after the morning rush just before th elunch rush. I do my work better at night.
 

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Most businesses are run by the early birds, and so, that's the tune that the rest have to play to.
Hmmm, I wonder how true this statement is. Is it really that most people who run businesses are early birds or that they are just driven and can overcome their short comings?
 

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sure. um, i like nite time too, cause i wake up early and get my work out of the way! first to the job and last to leave, and home to love my kids. early bird? nite guy? or just motivated or lazy?! aint it hard to roof in the dark?
 

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sure. um, i like nite time too, cause i wake up early and get my work out of the way! first to the job and last to leave, and home to love my kids. early bird? nite guy? or just motivated or lazy?! aint it hard to roof in the dark?
not one to judge friend. saul was once king
 

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I leave the house around 9:30 and come home around 8. It's traffic related. Traffic here is horrible between 7-9am and 3-7pm.
 

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Depends on the job. Some cities only allow work at certain times. Hermosa Beach won't let you start till 8 am. Nearby cities let you start at 7. Some commercial jobs let us start at 6. The one I'm on now is an elementary school is a residential area and we can't start till 7. I get up early so I'd rather start early and get it over with for the day. I don't like to waste my time sleeping, I've got too many things to do.
I did a job two years ago that started at 8 and the woman next door would sit by her clock and if we started 1 minute early she would be outside screaming and calling the police. I guess she liked to sleep in. Well, I put my compressor right next to her bedroom window(this is one of those beach houses that are 8 feet apart) and left the drain plug open so it would run for a long time. That was the last time I heard a complaint out of her.
 

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up at 5:00, loading tools and misc @ 6:00, out of the driveway at 6:30. Try to be at the jobsite by 7:00ish setting up and actually working @ 7:30. Cleanup starts somewhere in the 4:30, 4:45 area depending on the mess I've made and the tools I have out.
 

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I Am Sleeping!

Well when I was younger I started at 5AM and worked until dark.

Now that I am a little older and have paid my dues I come in around 8AM.
and go home at 5PM then after dinner I go to my home office and run my other business until 12-1 AM

Life is great! Looking forward to retirement. Priceless!
 

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It really depends on the job and how swamped we are.If need be 6 to dark ,and were packin lunch. If no hurry 9 to 5 lunch off site
 

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Up at 7:15am, bring the youngest to day camp for 8am and in the shop at 8:15am. Get to go home anywhere between 4:30p and 9:00p, usually around 6:30p. If I have some eCab rendering to do I am usually up til 1am. If not then off to bed around 11:30p
 
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