9/80 Work Schedule | Meaning and Definition

A 9/80 work schedule is a popular work schedule that comprises eight nine-hour workdays, one eight-hour workday, and a day off spread across two workweeks. As per this routine, employees need to work 9 hours each day starting from Monday to Thursday. While Friday is an 8-hour workday, where fours from this day are included for the first week, and the remaining four hours are included in the second week. The second week also has a 9-hour workday from Monday till Thursday. However, Friday would be off this week.

 

Take an example

 

First workweek

 

Monday: 8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday:8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday:8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

 

Friday: 8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 5:00 pm (second workweek starts)

 

Saturday & Sunday off

 

Second Workweek

 

Monday: 8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday:8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday:8: 00 am to 12 pm; 1-hour break; 1: 00pm to 6:00 pm

 

Friday: Paid off day

 

A 9/80 work schedule may vary according to the timings of the organization. However, as regards the 9/80 schedule structure, it remains a four days work week with nine work hours every day.