BT has an article about how much Joachim work in the Defense Command. His position is nominated at 20 hours a week.
Prins Joachim ansat til 20 timer om ugen: Men så meget arbejder han rent faktisk
BT has tried to find out how much it really amounts to, but the military has declined to give away details.
A reply from the military says that there is no registration and: "Just as with other senior executives in the defense there is no upper limit for time at work".
But in his interview to Børsen Joachim has commented on his workload: "It's a part-time position. If I am to put numbers on how much time I use, it's everything from weeks where I'm not here, to last week where I was on a course the whole week with the defense and had a work-week for up to 70 hours.
If I'm not away traveling I will come by the office a couple of times a week as a minimum in order to be productive here.
There are many who likes to write subjectively without considering how much they know and don't know. All of a sudden it's trumpeted a message that you are lazy, lethargic and idle. Of course that affects you. But I can only say that it is absolutely not an objective news-presentation".
- I will add that Joachim and our Marie attended a gala-dinner last night after a hectic week with the Defense Command, where Joachim and other among other things traveled to Greenland to look at the security situation there. - DK is in these years increasing its military presence and ability to rapidly move military forces to the arctic. F-16 fighters were tested in Greenland a couple of years ago but found operationally unsuited for the climate to operate from bases there.
The problem with Joachim, as it also sometimes is for Frederik, is that they don't get as much press-coverage as their wives. Meeting people in suits may be important, but from a media-perspective it's not particularly news-worthy.
That there IMO actually is
a point in having a look at Joachim's workload is another matter. I think he shuld be seen out and about more often or change his and Marie's apanage to an expense account under QMII, more or less akin to the arrangement Benedikte has.