Where I work, we run with a minimum crew in some areas doing a 12 hour shift, days and graveyard. Problem is, if someone calls in, you end up doing 18 hours and sometimes coming back 6 hours later to do 12 again.
posted on 07/05/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT
(Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
That guy is not wearing proper protective eyewear... :-)
posted on 07/05/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT
by Wyatt's Torch
(I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
Having worked in health care (a large hospital) for 20 years I know something about "shifts"...including rotating shifts.The night shift is a killer.Medical research has shown that night shifts,particularly over time,can cause *serious* health problems.Heart disease and depression being just two.Rotating shifts,particularly when they include the night shift (11PM-7AM) are,if anything,worse than straight nights.Except for an 18 month period my entire tenure at the hospital included no nights and very few shifts longer than 8 hours (occasionally a sick call would require a double shift (7am-11PM).
Shift work....no thanks.But if that's your only option (can you say Obamanomics?) then what can you do?
posted on 07/05/2013 7:26:58 AM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
I just got a new job (same company) after 17 years of 12 hour night shifts. The schedule is hell on family life and health.
posted on 07/05/2013 7:32:43 AM PDT
by Straight Vermonter
(Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
The plant I worked for went from three eights to 12-hour shifts to cut costs. Did it help? No.
Best job I ever had was as a computer operator (a tape monkey at the time) that was 12.5 hours for 3 days a week. I had a 4-day weekend every week! One days worth of OT, was a pretty big bump in pay. It was one of the best jobs I ever had. Some days, after work, I’d take a wrong turn when heading home and end up in houston for the long weekend. (from Dallas)
posted on 07/05/2013 9:02:53 AM PDT
(Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
I’m home in Idaho since my customer has no money to pay me for the work in San Diego. My wife took a 5 PM to 3 AM shift 4 days a week since she figured I wouldn’t be home. It is hell. I can’t go to sleep until she gets home on pain of being trampled by 5 barking dogs. Half of each day is lost sleeping on her schedule. She fritters away the balance until ready for work. By then, the places I want/need to go are closed.
posted on 07/05/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT
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