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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I worked as management working halves, mostly “second half”. Including turnover, it was 13 hour days, and we were “supposed to” be working 4 on, 3 off... but because the job was such a meatgrinder and Management staffing was so riciculously short, the attrition rate was quite high.

I found that day shift coasted... spent their time instant messaging other Technical Directors at other shops... writing “look at me” emails... and then when I came in at 16:30 for turnover, none of the production goals for first half were met... leaving me to try to “Save the Railroad”, every. f***ing. night.

I made a decent salary... but the hours sucked, the shift sucked, I had no life... and the 4 on, 3 off was only the “ideal”... it was more like 5 on, 2 off... or 6 on, 1 off.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 8:17:14 AM PDT by Rodamala
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