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28th Jan '17 8:28:36 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* In Series/{{Scrubs}}, Jordan Sullivan, Dr. Cox's ex-wife in name only, is a member of the hospital's board of directors. Of course, that entails arriving at meetings and doing actual work only every couple of months at most, so Jordan spends most of her time, quoth Cox, "eating, drinking, napping, spending, plucking, ignoring the children and singing rap tunes into a hairbrush."
10th Jan '17 10:31:17 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Most often played straight with Pinkie Pie, who's rarely ever seen ''working'' at Sugercube Corner, though as that is a bakery, she could work mornings. And she has been shown working the counter several times in later seasons, when she's not a major player in the episode's plot.
** Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash are rarely seen "on the clock", but the unusual natures of their jobs ([[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows micromanaging the local fauna and weather, respectively]]) let Fluttershy set her own hours and let Rainbow do her job in "ten seconds flat." It is also important to note that these being jobs ae pure fanon, and their source of income has never really been touched on.

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** Most often played straight with Pinkie Pie, who's rarely ever seen ''working'' at Sugercube Corner, though as that is a bakery, she could work mornings. And she has been shown working the counter several times in later seasons, when she's not a major player in the episode's plot.
plot. She seems to make most of her income as a party planner, which we see her doing all the time.
** Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash are rarely seen "on the clock", but the unusual natures of their jobs ([[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows micromanaging the local fauna and weather, respectively]]) let Fluttershy set her own hours and let Rainbow do her job in "ten seconds flat." It is also important to note that these being jobs ae are pure fanon, and their source of income has never really been touched on.
4th Jan '17 11:15:39 AM pib712
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* Most of the characters in ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' have all the time in the world to work on the quest in the middle of the day, but this makes sense when you consider what they do: Anders, Mike, Ty, Colin and Agnetha are all self-employed and can skip work for a good reason, while Axl is a student who is eventually thrown off his course for non-attendance. Several characters go through periods of unemployment and subsequent money worries.
14th Dec '16 12:09:04 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'', there are monks whose sole responsibility is to perform rituals that are only done during the Archprelate's funeral. Which basically means that they only have to do about fifteen minutes of work each every twenty to thirty years. Granted, they are still monks, so it is presumably expected of them that they pray every now and then in between.
30th Nov '16 9:32:59 AM pboss3010
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** For Raymond, while he's a columnist and not on the strict schedule of the beat reporter (who writes game recaps), you would still expect Ray to be hurriedly writing about instant reactions and be in postgame locker rooms talking to players. Nope, most of the time he's depicted working a regular 9-to-5 M-F shift when most sporting events are in the evenings and on weekends.
6th Nov '16 1:26:41 PM nombretomado
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** The Master of the Mint position awarded to IsaacNewton was ''supposed'' to be one. However, much to the shock of everyone, [[ReassignmentBackfire Newton actually took it quite seriously]], instituting Britain's shift to the gold standard and cracking down on counterfeiters.

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** The Master of the Mint position awarded to IsaacNewton UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton was ''supposed'' to be one. However, much to the shock of everyone, [[ReassignmentBackfire Newton actually took it quite seriously]], instituting Britain's shift to the gold standard and cracking down on counterfeiters.
3rd Nov '16 5:18:55 PM Kid
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* ''Series/YesPrimeminister'' established the interesting fact that the ''mandatory'' work involved in being Britain's prime minister sums to around four hours per week of face-time in facing Parliamentary scrutiny and chairing Cabinet meetings. However, the incumbent is also a full-time Member of Parliament who has all the roles and responsibilities this position entails, and (s)he has to do their homework to be able to perform in Parliament and chair Cabinet. As the PM has to (notionally) give up all other positions and interests outside Parliament to be PM, this soon sums up to a full-time working week.

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* ''Series/YesPrimeminister'' ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' established the interesting fact that the ''mandatory'' work involved in being Britain's prime minister sums to around four hours per week of face-time in facing Parliamentary scrutiny and chairing Cabinet meetings. However, the incumbent is also a full-time Member of Parliament who has all the roles and responsibilities this position entails, and (s)he has to do their homework to be able to perform in Parliament and chair Cabinet. As the PM has to (notionally) give up all other positions and interests outside Parliament to be PM, this soon sums up to a full-time working week.
3rd Nov '16 5:14:36 PM Kid
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* Depending on the institution, subject and level, English and Welsh universities expect students to be anything from 50% to 95% 'self-guided' while still technically on a full-time course. Of course this in theory should mean they spend 50% to 95% of a working week studying in libraries or their rooms, but as they're generally young people living away from home for the first time, most of them regard their brief as this trope (and in fairness, university culture tends to be fully aware of this, or at least that changing it is a prolonged learning curve. Allegedly it stays because self-motivation is an important life skill.)

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* Depending on the institution, subject and level, English and Welsh universities expect students to be anything from 50% to 95% 'self-guided' while still technically on a full-time course. Of course this in theory should mean they spend 50% to 95% of a working week studying in libraries or their rooms, but as they're generally young people living away from home for the first time, most of them regard their brief as this trope (and in fairness, university culture tends to be fully aware of this, or at least that changing it is a prolonged learning curve. Allegedly it stays because self-motivation is an important life skill.) skill).
3rd Nov '16 4:58:35 PM Kid
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** This was the original intent of being Poet laureate of the United States- aside from "promoting poetry" they don't have any real responsibilities. But the stipend for being US Poet laureate hasn't been adjusted for inflation since the position was introduced in ''1937'', so while it used to be a One Hour Work Week nowadays it's more a reputation thing, or a nice bonus while you work a real job.

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** This was the original intent of being Poet laureate of the United States- States - aside from "promoting poetry" they don't have any real responsibilities. But the stipend for being US Poet laureate hasn't been adjusted for inflation since the position was introduced in ''1937'', so while it used to be a One Hour Work Week nowadays it's more a reputation thing, or a nice bonus while you work a real job.
3rd Nov '16 4:33:34 PM Kid
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''' friend Dr. Watson is portrayed in his capacity as a doctor maybe four times in sixty stories, and that's if you really stretch it. One Sherlockian scion society is actually named "Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients". This could be a sly allusion to Arthur Conan Doyles's own life, like Watson, Doyle tried to establish a medical practice a few times but all of them failed, he finally gave up and devoted himself to writing full-time instead.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''' friend Dr. Watson is portrayed in his capacity as a doctor maybe four times in sixty stories, and that's if you really stretch it. One Sherlockian scion society is actually named "Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients". This could be a sly allusion to Arthur Conan Doyles's own life, life; like Watson, Doyle tried to establish a medical practice a few times but all of them failed, so he finally gave up and devoted himself to writing full-time instead.
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