I agree that actual 9-5 is rare. It is more likely 8-5 nowadays that you aren’t paid for your lunch hour.
But in this thread people were discussing work shifts.
I’ve worked an 8-5 and didn’t like it as much as 10 hour days, 3-4 days a week. I had that shift working as a QC tech in a factory that operated 24/7. I think my favorite shift was 8am-6pm. I had time to sleep in, but still had daylight at the end of the day.
That factory used to have floor workers who worked a 2-2-3 schedule (M/Tu/F/Sa one week, then Su/W/Th the next week). 4 shifts total (shift A and B, plus a night shift and day shift for both A and B) meant the operation could go 24/7.
But in the QC lab our shifts didn’t have to overlap with the floor. I worked 12 hour shifts on a 2-2-3 and preferred the 10 hour days instead. A 12 hour day means your entire day is devoted to working (or prepping for work, or decompressing from work). A 10 hour day isn’t really much worse than a 9 hour day in an office, but you are only working 3-4 days a week. I made less money on 10 hour shifts, but I liked the work/life balance more.
So for people who have worked shifts other than the typical 9-5, or 8-5 M-F shift, what was your favorite shift and what did you do?
Or is an 8-5 or 9-5 your preferred shift?