(Closed) Our lives change Monday!

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
214 posts
Helper bee

omg!!!!!! my fiance will be switching jobs from a HORRIBLE like 1pm-2am to a 9-5 and i CANNOT WAIT!!

no more seeing eachother for a few hours every week!

i can totally sympathize! i don’t even know what i’ll do seeing him everyday after work/on weekends! hahahah

Post # 4
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

So exciting!!! My Darling Husband started working 2nd shift a few months ago. I work 6am-2:30 and he works 3:30-12am. I have an hour commute though so I don’t see him before he leaves for work.

It hasn’t been horrible because I do work from home every other day, so I can stay up late to see him if I’m home the next day, plus we’re home together in the day during my telework days. However, I am bored to death sitting at home by myself at night!! He is going back to 1st shift next month. Can’t wait!!

Post # 6
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Woot!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureDrAtkins:  Holy Cow! seems like everyone is getting good job news today! Hubby has had some crazy 15 hour shifts these last two weeks and things go back to normal on Monday, so glad to have him be home more!

Anyway, holly freaking congrats to your Fi and cheers to more quality time! 

Post # 8
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

YAY! Congratulations! That sounds like an awesome change! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What fantastic news! I’m so happy for you guys!

I recently got a promotion at work as well πŸ™‚ I will probably see my husband a little bit less, but we are both thrilled about the money and additional benefits!

I used to work thirds and he used to work firsts and seconds and that was hell for about a year, so I know the pain you guys have been going through.


Post # 10
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

CONGRATS!!!! Omg I cannot wait till this day. My SO is overnight now and has been for 8 months. We did have the option for a 3-11 shift job for her but realized that that would mean being in your situation where we never saw each other except on weekends. We have at least another 6 months, likely another 9-10. It’s a rough road to travel that’s for sure. I’m so happy for you!

Post # 11
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


I’m curious, did you at least share a day off during the week? I have a talent for being alone, but even I would go nuts with 1.5 years of that schedule!


Post # 13
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  That’s really exciting! Woohoo!

My dad is a machinist and he worked shift work all while I was growing up, until I was about 15 or so. I would go for long periods without actually seeing him since he was on a three shift rotation, and each rotation is two weeks long… Day shift was 7am – 3pm and that’s when I got to see him. Then it would be Afternoon shift which was 3pm – 12am, and then Night shift which was 12am – 7am. During those shifts he would sleep during the day so I never saw him, and sometimes he would work Saturdays so I would see him even less!

As he got older, he complained that it was getting harder to rotate through the shifts (I don’t blame him, shift work is SO BAD for your health. Working steady nights has been shown to cut your lifespan a little bit!). Then he got a promotion and now just works the Day shift. YAY!

It’s really hard when everyone in your house is on different schedules, so it’s super nice when everything lines up again. Enjoy it!

Post # 15
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FutureDrAtkins:  First off, yay!!!!! That is definitely great news, especially on a Friday! Secondly, your Dwight Schrute graphic is hilarious πŸ™‚

Post # 16
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


@FutureDrAtkins:  πŸ™‚ i am SO happy for you!  my husband and i were in the same situation.  Our first year together we had normal work lives and then the 2nd 3rd and 4th year i worked 5:30a,-3:30pm and he worked 3:30pm-2am.  We only talked from 8:30-9pm during the week and with sleep schedules really only “saw each other” saturday and sunday night.  We did live together during this time, so when he would come home he would give me a kiss, or i would occasionally bring him dinner for 30 min.   Planning a wedding on Saturdays alone was incredibly difficult……  it was September and we were to get married in 6 weeks.  I had finally after many years of this come to the acceptance that he would be on overnights for the foreseeable future and had come to be okay with this.  I was mentally preparing ti be married for 6 months and be on these schedules.  (6 months was my very best hope!).

i left work at 3:40 in early September to a text from him saying “you are going to have to help me fall alseep early Sunday night πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ “. and i just knew.. I immediately started crying in the parking lot and ran back in to tell my coworkers who has seen me struggle with this for the past 3 years!   

We spent the next 6 weeks finishing up (okay that us a lie, more like starting a TON of wedding stuff) barely finishing the evening of the wedding!!!  I dont know if we would have pulled it off with only 6 saturdays left….. Lol


we have been married for over a year now, and he works 5am-3:30 and i worm 5:30-330.  It is so perfect we even carpool πŸ™‚ :).  looking back those 3 years went quickly, i feel lucky that our relationship survived. 


i know the exact excitement you are feeling, i am so happy for you!  It is the small things like brushing your teeth together, deciding what to eat for dinner together, heck even dishes together that is AMAZING after opposite schedules for so long!

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