• Question: How often do you work

    Asked by Kristian_0469 to Matt, Hugh, James, Katherine, Shannon on 8 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by Kateog.
    • Photo: Matthew Flood

      Matthew Flood answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      Hi Kristian,

      I work everyday. And I mean – Every. Single. Day. Having a job in research/academia means that there’s no start time or end time, so if I want I can start work at 11am and leave at 3pm. So that freedom is nice. However, the workload is heavy which means I often go into work every day to check up on my computer simulations or analyse data or read new science papers. Annnnnd, my work is always on my mind. When I wake up I think about what I’m going to do that day. When I go to sleep, I think about ways to improve my work.

      I hope this answers your question!

    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Pretty much every day!

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Yep – 12 days a week, 365 hours a day!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      Every day! even weekends a lot of the time- easy when you love your job though!