What is the schedule of a computer programmer?
What is the schedule of a computer programmer on a day to day basis? Do they make their own hours or does it depend on where they work? How long is an average work day?
- you could come in as early as 6a and leave at 3p, or come in as late as 9a and leave at 6p
- No specific defined hours, but you need to work mostly during the daytime
And my current employer has people in the USA working mostly 8ish to 5ish. However, we have employees around the world. Some folk in India work late hours (come in at noon IST, leave at 9p IST), which lets them overlap our shift by a few hours. People in other countries again may shift to overlap USA hours a bit. I
And then, of course, there are always special cases. When major releases happen, we may work nights, weekends, and longer hours. f there is a customer reported incident, you may have to get up in the middle of the night and work to fix the problem.
It also can depend on the maturity of the company. A small, startup may push you to work 10-12 hour days, and work 7 days a week. A more mature company (my current employer has been around for over 50 years) is extremely good at on requiring/expecting about 40 hours a week.