All through college we heard how the “typical workweek” simply doesn’t exist anymore. Long gone are the days of sitting at your cubicle from 9-5, Monday-Friday. Instead, you leave whenever your job is done, sometimes after logging in 10 hour days. According to The Washington Post, the average workweek comes in at 47 hours now instead of 40. When comparing nations around the world, Asian countries typically work more than the United States and European companies work less. Keeping this in mind, it’s safe to say that the typical workweek doesn’t exist across the globe.
At my current internship I haven’t found this to be the case for me personally, but I know it holds true for my coworkers who often stay late in the evening to ensure their work is done. Working 20 hours per week at my own leisure has been great, albeit too good to be true. This has been the first week that I work six days (!!) and more hours than usual because of various events I’m working on. While it’s been a bit of an adjustment, it’s fun to experience what my life may be like after this internship. With only a month left in our internships it’s important to take advantage of every opportunity given to us, and while six day workweeks may seem like a drag, in the long run it’ll only make us better employees. Cheesy, I know.
Happy Friday, friends!