Hernia surgery, how long will I be out of work?

Depends. If you do heavy lifting expect 4-6 weeks. If light work desk job you can go back as soon as you want. You should write down all your questions and ask the surgeon during your consultation.
Depends. That the depends on the type of hernia, the complexity of the hernia, your medical history, and your job. For the most common type of inguinal hernia repair, most surgeons suggest a return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. Usually a couple days to one week for sedentery jobs, 3-6 weeks for physical jobs. Hope this helps!