The hourly demands of an IT Project Management job?
November 3, 2007 7:42 AM Subscribe
The hourly demands of an IT Project Management job? Help me with my career planning!
posted by gttommy to work & money (18 answers total)
I think would like to eventually work in a role that offers high control. High difficulty or complexity is ok, however, it needs to be less than 40-50 hours per week.
I'm assuming any higher positions like business manager or CEO would be impossible. But what about a project manager? How unlikely is a 9am-5pm IT Project Management job?
I'm sure there is variation between different companies in the say way some companies expect a developer to work long hard hours especially nearing deadlines, while some believe in work/life balance and more than 40hrs leads to fatigued, inefficient programmers. Is project management varied in a similar way? If not, how many more hours are generally expected?
I'm assuming they are expected to be more flexible and put in more time, then say a developer, so that obviously means they are expected to work longer hours.
Your collective wisdom is appreciated. Feel free to make suggestions outside of the IT field.