• Question: How hard to you work a day out of 10 out of 100 ????

    Asked by Millsy to Sandra, Lewis, James, Hummy, Dakshat on 14 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Lewis Wright

      Lewis Wright answered on 14 Mar 2017:


      On an average day, on a scale of 1-10, Im working at between 4-5.

      If Im running a set of experiments, or if I have a deadline, I stay in the lab until its done; before thats been until 10pm, so those days are a 9!

    • Photo: Hummy AR

      Hummy AR answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      Sometimes I have a good day where the patients we see go to plan, on these days, I’d say 5/6 out of 10. But when things go wrong, and we need to fix the machines, then I’d definitely say 9/10 or even 10/10! But these days don’t come very often! Luckily!

    • Photo: Dakshat Trivedi

      Dakshat Trivedi answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      My week varies from a 1/10 where I slack and feel like I have done nothing but merely read about things. No work, all procrastination (keeping it real). Most other times however, it is an above average days these days, which includes reading, being in lab doing experiments for at least 6-7hrs in a day. That makes such a day a 8/10. If I have to then go home and do more, like cleaning, DIY etc. That’s definitely a 9/10 then. After which I’d be exhausted and most certainly the next day won’t be as productive again, perhaps a 5/10? 🙂

    • Photo: Sandra Greive

      Sandra Greive answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      It depends on the project and deadline. I have worked flat out with very little sleep for days on end to get a project finished before a grant deadline – 18 hour days. When I am making protein, it can be three days of 12 hour days. Sometimes I can leave early. Usually its at least 9 or 10 hours a day.

    • Photo: James Martin

      James Martin answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      I’d ramp up and down depending on whether there are any deadlines (8/10), or just cruising (4/10)

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