(Closed) FI starting shift work soon… Tips?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 16
1435 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My Fiance did shift work for first four years of our relationship. He did 12 hours, 2 all days, 2 all nights and 4 days off. While I prefer now having him around every evening and it’s easire to plan to see friends, I sometimes miss havimg the occasional evening to myself to just potter or watch rubbish on netflix. I’ve also found we talk about chores an awful lot more – whereas when we weren’t on the same schedule, we’d just do them when the other wasn’t home. 

My top tip: Plan his shifts into your diary as far ahead as you can – makes planning to see family and friends in 3 months time much easier!

Post # 17
2460 posts
Buzzing bee

I used to have shift work and it’s tough ( I also now work nights and the exact opposite schedule of my Fiance, which is also still hard). I was going to school and so was he, so it was tough. You just have to make sure you make time together and also (although it might not be a problem since he will have multiple days off) we didn’t want to do anything! We were fine sitting and just watching TV. We didn’t want more stress to add to the mix. It sounds like it would work pretty well for you guys, because you atleast have a solid schedule and he will be getting multiple days off.

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