What are your working hours as a computer software engineer?

What are your working hours as a computer software engineer? I am thinking of pursuing this career..I'd like to know the average schedule for a software engineer : ) Thanks!

Asked By: Dai - 12/14/2008
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Depends on the kind of computer job you are doing, but its normally 8-5 or 9-6. If your project involves frequent coordination with clients outside your country to on-site installation/administration then you might have to work odd hours.
Answered By: ☼ Ỉẩη ♫ - 12/22/2008
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A few of my white-collar buddies in the field work 9-5 or 8-4 like most desk jobs. I personally work on contract, and work on my own schedule (usually from 8pm-3am). Depending on the scale of the software company/client, some jobs will allow you to telecommute or work on contract as an independent contractor. I'd say... More
Answered By: Matt S - 12/14/2008
This will depend on where you work. If you are hourly or salary. Salary employees usually work up to 60 hours a week. Hourly employees usually work no more than 40. This is the same for Network engineer and the like. I have done both for the last 20 years and it pays well, but you have to carefully select who you... More
Answered By: Eric - 12/16/2008
Like Eric above I've been programing for more than 20 years, so it really depends on what kind of company you go to work for. If you work for a comany where software is just supporting the core business, like a hospital, or airline, bank, etc. then you can expect regular office hours of 8 - 5 or 9 - 6 kind of thing... More
Answered By: Jeff S - 12/21/2008
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