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Hi,

As a mother of 3, I would like to work 3, max. 4 days a week.
We are going to Brisbane.

Someone told me a normal working week for public sector jobs is 4days, nor 5.
I had never heard that before.

Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks.

Cheers,
Busyte
 

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Hi Busyte:

You need to get a copy of the award contract or EBA (Enterprise Bargaining Contract) for that agency/sector to find out what is considered full-time. For example it could be 7.25 hrs/day is considered full time and if you want another schedule that adds up to that (i.e. 12.5 hrs/day x 3 days) then you need to work it out on an individual basis with written mgmt approval. Many people work out 4 day weeks by working the same amount of hours in 4 days instead of 5 and build up something called 'flex leave'.

If you go part-time just note you also get part-time everything else (amount of annual leave, superannuation contribution, accrued sick leave).

Get that agreement ASAP as this should be covered in there.

Hi,

As a mother of 3, I would like to work 3, max. 4 days a week.
We are going to Brisbane.

Someone told me a normal working week for public sector jobs is 4days, nor 5.
I had never heard that before.

Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks.

Cheers,
Busyte
 

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Hi,

As a mother of 3, I would like to work 3, max. 4 days a week.
We are going to Brisbane.

Someone told me a normal working week for public sector jobs is 4days, nor 5.
I had never heard that before.

Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks.

Cheers,
Busyte
My wife works for the Government, and full time is considered 5 days.

However, by starting early, finishing late and taking a short lunch, she can accrue enough flex to just about have a day off every week if she wished.

So yes, it is possible to do 4 days, but that is not the normal working week.
 
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