AEE 88: Schedule Shock in America – When to Eat, Work, and Sleep in the US

Schedules and life in the United StatesIn today’s episode you will learn how to adjust to an American schedule if you are living in the US or visiting the US for business or vacation.

Do you feel like the daily schedules here in the US are quite different than the typical schedules in your home country?

Gabby got a shock when she visited Spain and tried to go out for dinner at 6pm (listen to the episode to hear the story).

What’s a typical eating schedule in the US? Lindsay eats breakfast at 6:30am, lunch at noon and dinner between 6pm and 7pm.

What about a typical work schedule?

 

 

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Most people who work in a corporate or office job work from 9am to 5pm. A common phrase is “I work a nine-to-five” that means that I work a full time job.

Do Americans go out drinking with colleagues after work like they do in Japan? Not really. It is common to sometimes go to happy hour with your colleagues for a few hours if you are young and maybe single, but most people really want to get back home to see their families.

Sometimes if there is a special event, like someone’s retirement or birthday, you might all go out and celebrate together.

It is common to set up a business lunch if you want to build a relationship with a client or colleague.

If you move to the US or come here for business, just remember that the schedule might be a bit different. Talk to your American friends or colleagues to get to know the local schedule!

Now learn how to set intentions for your life abroad!

 

What do you think about the schedule in the US?

Is it similar to your home country or completely different?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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