Hello everyone, second semester Chem Ph.D. here. I have a question on time management. As far as treating graduate school as a 40hr/wk job - does that include all of your responsibilities?

As a first year, I have cumulative exams, classes, TAing, and introductory research and my PI expects us to be there at 9am. 4x a week I must stay past 7-9pm due to obligations such as TAing and class. I grade on the weekends. I’m just curious as to how you figure these 40 hour weeks and what exactly you include to constitute these 40 hour weeks.

Edit: I’m just asking for clarification on how others treat their work week. I hear a lot of treating it as a 9-5 job, but that’s just somewhat vague in the realm of graduate school. Thank you for your feedback.