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

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Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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socalgirl1689:  Ohhhh, I see. I didn’t know this was only for people who only worked nights and weekends and were actually off at all other times. Sorry!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

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socalgirl1689:  I don’t work there anymore, but I used to do swing shift at a convalecent hospital with roughly 4 days on 2 days off from 2:30pm-10pm, so my “weekend” constantly shifted. 

I LOVED it when I was single, because 10pm was still early enough to go out for the “late crowd” but not having to be at work until 2 meant I could sleep till noon easily.  It was a bit of a hassle sometimes with the shifting days off, I had to turn down a lot of weekend plans like camping trips since I didn’t have the days, but it wasn’t too bad. 

It REALLY sucked when I got a boyfriend though (now my husband) because he worked M-F, 7am-3:30pm which meant he couldn’t stay up late during the week, so we effectively only got a shared weekend every 6 weeks.   

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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socalgirl1689:  I’m a nurse at a hospital. I work strichtly nights and every third weekend. I don’t mind it. I get paid more for night shift and I feel more awake and alert during the night,  does suck to not be able to sleep next to my DH though on some nights. Thankfully I only work three nights a week so it’s not so bad.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I work 12am-8am Wednesday to Friday and then 10:30am-6:30pm On weekends. I’m a journalist at a TV station, I work on a morning show during the week. The shifts are hell…because I do half days and half nights I can never adjust and I’m constantly exhausted. My partner works opposite shfits and opposite days, which is also tough! But having so little time together makes us really appreciate each other. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

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socalgirl1689:  I USED to work crazy hours. I was a chef and worked from 10 Am until about 12-2 AM. I loved it for a while, loved the camaraderie- all the guys i cooked with for a while are like my brothers now. For a while, when i was still in early 20’s i was okay with missing out on birthdays, holidays, weekends. But after a while, i started to really miss it because i was so distanced from my girlfriends. I was dating DH at the time i was still cooking and he was so great about making a lot of time to spend with me, even if it was late at night. He works normal hours and would come home from work, nap, and then come over to my apartment around midnight and we would either go out to a bar, or have movie night. He was amazing with that. Even came to see me in a snow storm so snuggle with me!! (aw, i love tht memory). 

But i needed more out of life, and then i went into Food sales and word for a meat distributor in nyc. Bext move ever! Still get to work with chefs but i get my normal hours, holidays, and weekends!!! And a discount on our awesome meat!

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Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

I work overnights as a medical laboratory technician. 11:30pm to 8am (if I’m on time), and I work every other Saturday, with a random day off during the week, on Saturdays I work 9pm to 5:30 am. I am not the biggest fan or overnights. My fi and I are on completely opposite schedules and it can be hard. It’s also hard to find time to get the go done. Or for family events I’m usually getting off work and then have to go to the family function on little or no sleep. I’ve also gained tons of weight for working nights, a mix between not sleeping well, not eating right, and having no energy to exercise. I LOVE the work I do. I work at a veterinary reference lab, so I pretty much perform cbcs all night. I love it! But I hate the hours.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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ahartig:  Lab Techs Unite!!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I work in a food ingredient manufacturing plant on third shift.  I get one weekend out of four weekends off. I work a rotating schedule with working seven straight nights before I get a night off.  After each week worked I get either two nights off,  four nights off or one night off depending on the rotation.  This means I get one night of the week off per four weeks worked.  The industry standard is shifting from this to twelve hour nights working three or four nights straight.  This is being done to eliminate personnel and benefits paid. It’s a much more atmosphere now.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m a Barista right now. I work weekends and some nights but usually really early mornings (like 4:30 am). I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love my job and my coworkers but food service will always be food service. Fiance has a regular mon-fri so we have conflicting schedules a lot of the time. 

I’m a full time student so I have to work around school to get the hours I need. Between work and school I almost never have a day off. Hopefully once I graduate I can land a comfy state job with 9-5 hours and vacation time 😉

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

I work retail, usually start at 4pm and on the weekends, my hours vary.  

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I work 2:30-11 M/T/W/F/Sat, then 1 week of the month it’s 4:30-1 M/T/W/F and 3:30-12 Sat for a security company. The only thing I don’t like is that DH works 10-6:30 M-F, the occassional Sat so we don’t see too much of each other, & I miss him a great deal. Other than that, it’s not bad. I can do everything during the day that I need to, & the roads are pretty clear coming in and leaving.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I work as a nurse in a hospital where I work we do 8 hour shifts and we don’t have set shifts you get a set amount of shifts you can request off in a four week period then you can work any combination of shifts out of the rest I don’t mind working weekends as long as I have one weekend off a month because it is a bit slower but I hate nights with an undying passion I hate not sleeping with DH and I feel sick and hung over when I’m awake

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