Shift work

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  1. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    Anyone on here work night/shifts?

    Whats it like with regards to sleep patterns etc?

    May go for a job which is shift based - 2 days of working 6am-6pm, then 2 nights 6pm-6am, then 4 days off.

    My worry is that the 4 days off will be spent adjusting my sleeping pattern back to normal....and I will lose all remnants of a social life being as it runs 365 days a year.

    Is it worth it for a 50-60% wage increase?
     
  2. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    dont do it!!

    i did night shift for almost 2 years...worst thing ive ever done...fucked my sleeping and eating pattern up propa!!

    i used to do 7 on 7 off doing 12.5 hour shifts...

    i strongly recommend NOT doing this!!
     
  3. barbarella

    barbarella Active Member

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    u ll spend the first day off sleeping, then u 'll adjust back to normal for the next 3 ;)
     
  4. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    I would prob spend most my time adjusting to the sleep patterns i tihnk man so would leave it personally... especially if you gotta leave an existing job
     
  5. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    i wouldnt give a fuck personally, 50-60% rise is alot of money, works work, u can get ya sleep back on the 1sst day off plus u will have loads of money...

    y'all need to stop bein fannys and get it done.

    i used to do it, its laffin.
     
  6. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    Said like a true shift worker
     
  7. Jakue08

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    id do it, depending on how much you need the money
     
  8. philski

    philski smoke weed everyday

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    mate whatever rocks ya boat i suppose, if u need the doe then do it otherwise do it anyway cos its work, work is hard to come by nowadays aspecially if your gettin a 50 % payrise.
    p.s i didnt know their were 8 days in a week :D
     
  9. PostmanPat

    PostmanPat I'll cum in your arse.

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    if you are getting 4 days off then thats pretty fuckin sweet. 50-60% increase? DOOO ITTTT.
     
  10. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    But your a postman, you'd do anything for a pay rise :D
     
  11. philski

    philski smoke weed everyday

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    :applause:
     
  12. dnb in ya face

    dnb in ya face Loud and Dirrrty

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    Id say dont do it, sounds good with the dollar but Im guessing its a very lonely environment. Plus sleep would be a killer and you'd be sleeping when youd wanna be at the pub etc.

    Personally I could do it, but wouldnt. Unless you desperatly need the money. Its worth doing it for a month to boost earnings but I wouldnt leave a job for it

    The fact ur asking on here probably indicates you dont really want to?
     
  13. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    When did he say there were 8 days in a week? Just said 4 on, 4 off.

    If you could do with te wage increase go for it.
     
  14. Mattix

    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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    Ill tell you some scatty shift patterns im working at mo!

    4 days on, 2 off, 3 nights on, 2 off, 3 days on, 2 off, 4 nights on, 8 off! Then repeat.

    Dont usually have that much problem adjusting. Reckon its worth it if theres a 50 - 60% wage increase!
     
  15. philski

    philski smoke weed everyday

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    he said two days work then two nights work then 4 days off. 2 + 2 + 4 = 8 :boxing:
     
  16. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    Cheers for the replies, I'm gonna apply anyway and see wha'gwarn.

    The jobs at my current company - probably won't get it anyway - got turned down for the last one I went for because I had 9 days off sick in the last year ( :rolleyes: ) and then they went and employed a semi-literate wet chinned woman who promptly went and got up the duff. Nice one.
     
  17. $pyto

    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    Do you need the money? Is that why you're considering it?

    Everyone's different so you might actually adapt to it a bit better than others....

    If all else fails there's always speed :)
     
  18. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    I don't really need the money, there'd be a whole lot more going into the M3 fund lol, but it's a step up in job description too, always looks good on your CV if you've been promoted inside a company.

    I just don't wanna get 6 months in and still be totally headfucked by all the chopping & changing sleep patterns and not be able to keep doing it.
     
  19. DJ COSHH

    DJ COSHH Active Member

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    Do it... shift work is not a problem at all.. Just get on with it. I dont work the continental continues shift you mention though.

    I work 6am til 2pm and 2pm til 10pm... Tbh I much prefer this to normal hours.
     
  20. junglewarrior08

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    exactly. he didnt say there are 8 days in a week though did he, just that he'll be working 4 on 4 off.