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How much time does an engineer get to spend with his family?

Asked Atlanta, Georgia

2 answers

Jake’s Answer

Updated Seattle, Washington

As a software engineer, I make this question myself every day. I guess that the bottom line is in what company do you work at. For example, big companies tend to have tight deadlines and the world-load is much heavier.


Nevertheless, you need to consider two big things: your work schedule is 40 h a week and (depending on the role type) you won't get paid for extra hours. Therefore, my personal advice is to keep your mental sanity and family life as the highest priority. If you don't do this, no one will do it for you.


As an additional note, it is understandable having a "crunch" once in a while, so factor that too. Hope this solves your questions.

Ishant’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

I am coaching my kid and my wife for swimming. I help my mother learning computer in her 65s along with what and what not to do on watsapp and facebook, I go out every evening with my kid to park and I do eat my dinner with family almost all the days. So, I do get a good portion of my 24 hours to spend with my family and I am an engineer.