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

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Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I work 8-7pm 3 times during the week, and 10-9pm weekends. I hate the weekend shifts sometimes because i want to roll around in bed with my Fiance, he works 11-7pm 5 days a week. So we don’t get brunch time together very often. I’m a vet nurse 🙂

Post # 32
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

I work three 12-hour shifts per week from 7am-7:30pm. I used to work 7p-7a and prior to that 11p-7a five days per week. I work every other weekend as well. 

I don’t hate it, but there are a lot of times tht I wish I didnt have to do it. My fiance works mostly normal business hours. I don’t mind the hours that I work, just wish I didnt have to do every other weekend and every other holiday sometimes. More often than not, I’m okay with it. The pay is good and makes up for the less than ideal expectations. I’m a nurse, btw. 

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m another lab rat, medical laboratory scientist. I work 1 PM-11:30 PM.  I work 7 days in a row with 10 days off after and then 7 days in a row with 4 days off after. I love having all the days off in a row. I don’t get any paid time off since they pay me for 80 hours when I only work 70 hours.

I hate missing out on family things and having to work holidays is hard. Everyone else in my family has jobs that close on holidays and daytime hours. This year my shift fell on every single holiday. I missed halloween with nieces and nephews and I won’t be able to relax all day with my family and new husband on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas or New Years. I do enjoy the more peaceful enviroment of my workplace at night. I like working by myself when dayshift leaves and have a lot of downtime.

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

socalgirl1689:  where I work night shift is so much busier then our day shift. I think it’s because we tend to eat more bad things, drinks tons of coffee and pop to stay awake, sleep schedule is not good and broken, and I tend to eat right before I fall asleep. Out metabolism tends to slow down too, because we are working against our bodies natural clock and natural functions. 

MrsFG2016:  woot woot! Have you had trouble with gainING weight working nights? Or have you not had that issue, I know alot of diets recommend eating every couple of hours, but I find that it just can’t happen in our line of work! I can’t seem to find the right solution! 🙁

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

Rabbit56:  I’m a Cvt too! Do you work for emergency? I miss working in clinic!

Post # 36
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Hazelton Manor - Vaughan Ontario

I’m a clinical counselor and the company I work for is open to meet with clients 24.7 for counseling sessions. I don’t have seniority so i’m stuck with the weekends & night shifts. I hate those hours but I have a second job at the hospital with day shifts.

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Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I work as an interpreter and language instructor so I work 8-5 and then a couple of nights a week for extra $$ and sometimes weekends with private tutoring. My Fiance usually works all weekend (12-9, food industry) so we make time on weekend nights and make it a point to have dinner together when we can, even when it’s later At night. 

Post # 38
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1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Before 8-5 I used to work overnight quite often at the hospital and I actually really enjoyed it. Sometimes I Miss the freelance make my own schedule days 😉

Post # 39
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

ahartig:  I work both, clinic 3 days a week and weekends at emergency. I used to do nights for the extra cash but it would mess up my week day shifts. How about you?

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My schedule varies wildly, sometimes it is day, swing or night shift. I work in a casino. Previously I mostly worked nights because I was in entertainment. My husband works nights becuase he works in a nightclub. I like the night shift, less traffic in the commute, less time waiting at the store, ect. Shopping at 2 am on a Wednesday morning is much better than 2pm on a Saturday

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

ahartig:  I work a rotating schedule. (Normally, 2 day shift, day off, 1 2nd shift, 2 night shifts, 1-2 days off. Then repeat.) I tend not to eat much when I’m working night shift because I don’t think my body ever gets to fully adjust to being on “nights”. I eat some granola smack dab in the middle of the shift and have a lot of water. Then an hour before the shift is over, I’ll make some sleepytime tea to get my body prepared. It works for me. But admittedly, I also eat a lot of proteins and healthy fats during that “dinner” before a night shift. That helps a ton too! 

Post # 42
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109 posts
Blushing bee

I’m a 911/police dispatcher and work on a continental shift schedule, meaning I flip between working 12-hour day and night shifts often. I spend a lot of time trying to recover from nights in preparation to flip back over to days. It’s as if I’m training my body to operate like a machine. I’ve noticed that I’m definitely moodier – I hate it when people tell me I’m tired or look sick…duh, I’m working on 4 hours of sleep – but thankfully I haven’t taken it out on my SO yet. The great thing is that when I do have time off, it’s often a lot of time. Like the point in the rotation where I work Thursday days, and then don’t go in until Monday night.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I work Tuesday – Saturday, sometimes Mondays but rarely.  Gives Dear Fiance and I most nights together, plus Sunday. He can have a day to go do whatever, and I have my day to do whatever. 

Post # 44
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Sugar bee

Im self employed so I set my own schedule but I generally need to be available during typical business hours. My husband works 12 hour rotating shifts of days, nights, weekdays and weekends. He does not like working nights but has been doing it for many years. He works 3-4 shifts then has a few days off. He has 7 days off every 5th week which is nice – we’ve on 2 tropical vacations this year without using vacation time. He’s pretty much out of commission for the full 24 hours when he is working, though. That is hard, but in return he has stretches of days off. He has worked special projects with M-F business hours and said it was annoying because he could not get anything done such as go to the post office, dentist, etc. There are definitely pluses and minuses to all schedules. Luckily, like I said I’m self employed and work from home so I have some flexibility which helps with his schedule.

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