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What does working week mean?
The working week is the span of (often five) days that are not the weekend—the days when many people work.
The word workweek means the same thing and is much more commonly used in the U.S. and Canada.
The standard working week is from Monday through Friday, with Saturday and Sunday being considered the weekend, though working schedules vary widely. Many full-time jobs consist of a 40-hour working week (five eight-hour days). In this sense, the working week consists of all the time spent working in a week.
The word week can sometimes be used to refer to the working week, as in I can’t wait for this week to be over so I can spend the weekend relaxing. (Otherwise, week most commonly refers to any period of seven consecutive days or to the seven-day period on the calendar that begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday).
Example: I’m usually too busy to do any of my hobbies during the working week, but that’s how I spend my weekends.
Where does working week come from?
The first records of the word working week come from around the 1600s. It’s use greatly increased around the 1900s.
Many workers associate the working week with the 40 or so hours they have to work during the week, but the 40-hour working week is a relatively new concept. In fact, some of the first recorded references to the modern use of the term discuss the reduction of the working week from 56 hours to 48 hours.
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How is working week used in real life?
The most common full-time working week consists of 40 hours over five days, but working weeks vary widely in terms of their length and schedule. The word workweek means the same thing and is much more commonly used in the U.S. and Canada.
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How to use working week in a sentence
This week, Florida became the 36th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Together, the teams are working 24 hours a day for a product that promises much higher risk than it does profit.
Take the chief metric of the war in Vietnam—body counts, which ultimately did not answer whether the strategy was working.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I wish I was a young Carole King, working in the Brill Building.
Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.
During the first week, not a day passed without smart skirmishes.
Beginning with single twigs and working over them patiently she at length painted whole trees, and later animals.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Not only have its fundamental principles been fully vindicated but in most details the working of the measure has been successful.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Within a week all Missouri will be ablaze, and the hottest place for Yankees in all Christendom.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn