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working hours vs rest/meal breaks

Dear all,

Please can someone tell me (from your own practise/experience) how many hours per week used to work software developer/project manager? I know that maximum it can be 38 hours per week.

And now another question: is rest break counted within their 38 hours?

In the UK I'm working 35 hours + 5 hours lunch break which means I'm at work for 40 hours per week.

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Dear all,

Please can someone tell me (from your own practise/experience) how many hours per week used to work software developer/project manager? I know that maximum it can be 38 hours per week.

And now another question: is rest break counted within their 38 hours?

In the UK I'm working 35 hours + 5 hours lunch break which means I'm at work for 40 hours per week.

Many thanks in advance
S.
Normal working hours are agreed upon between the employer and the employee.
Morning and afternoon tea are included in working hours, but lunch is not.

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Normally you are right. My problem is that my company that will sponsor me on 457 is German so I have to advise/suggest them that there is a difference between Germany and Australia. Is it fair to say that 35+2.5 for lunch is a kind of standard?


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Normally you are right. My problem is that my company that will sponsor me on 457 is German so I have to advise/suggest them that there is a difference between Germany and Australia. Is it fair to say that 35+2.5 for lunch is a kind of standard?
35 hours is a bit short, I work for the Qld. Government and we work 7 hours and 15 minutes a day making it 36 hours and 15 minutes a week.( 30 minute lunch break not included)
Most others workers work 38 hour weeks.
But try them on 35 hrs you never know your luck!

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38 Hours is pretty much the normal as mentioned above there is a difference between government and private enterprise. Each companies has their own rules / belief to what you are entitled too, there are several government web support pages you can read, which the companies should base their working conditions on: such as Awards - Fair Work Ombudsman each state may differ in awards too.


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38-40 hrs (lunch not included) is pretty much standard for private. I work in government and ours is 36.75 per week.


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Thank you for all your answers. They are most appreciated.


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What about the holidays? They said 4 weeks (pro data) is that means 28 days? Does it include public holidays?


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What about the holidays? They said 4 weeks (pro data) is that means 28 days? Does it include public holidays?
4 weeks leave means 4 working weeks or 20 working days.
Public holidays are not included, and should one occur during your leave you are credited for that day.

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I do understand that 4 weeks leave is a minimum?


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