What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?

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8-6 M-F. Nights and weekends on occasion, but not too often.

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What’s a work schedule????

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8-5 and work through lunches, occasional night and weekends

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Hindsight is 20/20 a2! I have the same thought sometimes but I try to remind myself that I chose this and frankly I’m too extroverted to really enjoy CS in a long term capacity.

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Pretty much the same as above.

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I do 7-6 but that’s cause I’m a morning person and I don’t want to work weekends absent an emergency. It is also highly dependent on your workflow. For example, my practice area is always busy but not deadline intensive; so I can easily bill 7-9 hours in that time period without having to work after hours

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