The funny thing about working in social media is that you can try to set all the hours you want but just because you’ve finished all your work doesn’t mean a question or comment won’t show up that will need an immediate response. Social networks don’t operate on a 9-5 and if you aren’t around answering questions on a Friday night, your customer base might get a little frustrated.
Clients are no different. It could be 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning and a client could call and want something posted. Clients and social media fans don’t care that you have decided to take the day off; they will call you or post on your site if they need something and you have to be there to answer it no matter what time of the day it is.
What this all means is that if you’re working in social media, you can say goodbye to the 9-5.
The plus side of not working 9-5 is that if on a Tuesday and you have finished your work by 2, you can be done… well at least until the next comment comes in.