(Closed) Bees who work nights & weekends (part 1)

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Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I work wed to sat every week, sometimes I wish I could have lie in on a sat or a late night on a Friday but mostly I hate working when the kids are home from school on a Saturday.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I work 3rd shift 11pm-7:30am.  My husband works normal business hours.  I also work every other weekend. I am an critical care nurse.  Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t.  I love the group of girls I work with and could never dream of moving to another shift at this point (they are not as team oriented as we are on nights).  Also, I get a bonus for 4 years, I have 3 years left….its significantly less money on other shifts, so I would love to get the full amount.  Csn’t beat free money!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I work 12 hour shifts Saturday and Sunday and I hate missing out on all the family activities. I actually work from home but still it is very busy as I take calls for a medical group answering service and so can’t really interact with the family. I also work 6 hour shifts Wednesday and Friday later in the afternoon so again I’m not available with the kids when they get home from school. Working from home is great, the money is good, but I do miss the time with the family and often times feel that we miss out on opportunities to do things all together  like hiking and traveling. We do go to the movies a lot on Saturday nights though and my husband takes my daughter to all her Girl Scout events lol.

Post # 6
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a paramedic so I work 24 hour shifts. I love my job but the hours are hard with kids

Post # 8
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503 posts
Busy bee

I work in property manangement so I work Thursday-Monday. Working the weekends only bothers me when I need to take more vacation days to weddings, showers etc. 

SO works weekends as well so it doesn’t affect our relationship in that way. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

socalgirl1689:  I’m a nurse. I work every other weekend. I refuse to work nights cause it gives me vertigo , but I did work only night and all weekends for 7 months at my last job… vertigo started can’t do it anymore. I hate working outside if the business hours… i would much rather work a mon-fri, 9-5 type job.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m a lawyer and during our busier times, I’ll have to work at night and on weekends. I don’t mind it bc Fiance has to work some nights/weekends too and we either sit next to each other in our home office working “together” or I work off my laptop in front of the TV. 

I actually work better at night (maybe this is a holdover from college/law school when I did my studying in the evenings) so even when we’re slow and I wouldn’t HAVE to work outside normal business hours, I’ll usually come home around 3pm to do some chores/run errands/watch daytime tv/play with my cat/nap/have dinner, and then I’ll start working again for an hour or 2 after that. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

PS. What’s part 2 of this thread?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

socalgirl1689:  Not at my hospital.  I work in a medical ICU.  The step down unit and gen med floors all have options of 12 hour shifts.  We submitted a proposal for 12 hour shifts, but it never panned out because all the first shifters who have been there forever were not interested.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m an RN and I work 2nd shift(3p-11p). I don’t mind it so far, though I’ve only been doing it for a month. I used to work 12 hour nights 7-7 and I made it through a year before I finally switched back to days. Nights are tough, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world for me!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

socalgirl1689:  they would for the most part but I need a degree and not just a diploma in nursing. And i dont have the time, the will or the money to go get one. With wedding and plans to start a familly… it’s just not a priority. I work part time in a retirement residence (not so good pay) and part time in a long term care facility (good pay). Hopefully with seniority i would be getting more and better shifts… i though anout working in a clinic, the pay is vrapy but hours and physical workload is much better. So far no luck and clinics offer no job security and no benefits really so idk if it would be worth it really. :/

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