(Closed) Please help convince me…

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

well I can tell you it isn’t going to be fun. curently also working a shift that I don’t get to see my friends, family, or anyone else really… but it does work, hopefully it isn’t forever, and it is some times worth it (do you get weekend shift diff?) totally worth it

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Every other weekend isn’t bad.  And its not for the rest of your life.  Just make sure to make the most of your weekends off.  And also take advantage of random weekdays off. Smile It’s a positive if you get shift diff (I’m assuming thats extra $$).  Good luck!

Post # 6
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t regularly work weekends, but my partner works every other weekend. It’s rough, even though i’ve gotten used to it. It’s annoying b/c he worked over 90% of teh Fridays last year (I got mad and actually added it up – he pointed it out to his boss and she has been working on being more fair). We’ve made sure that we get a “date night” once a week, even if it’s not on the weekend (it was Tuesday this week). On the plus side, our date nights don’t tend to be at busy restaurants so we go where we want (it’s not always restaurants). We make sure to make time for us – I text him funny thinsg or cute pics of our dog while he’s at work. I make sure that he knows I’m thinking of him. I also make sure that I have my own life, but let him know how important he is to me.

Post # 7
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s not the end of the word. I work most every weekend, and while FH and I are LDR right now, we still saw each other when we weren’t! (And we didn’t live together.)

Day shift gets off really early; I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s just them trying to make things fair — imagine how you’d feel if you were the nurse forced to work EVERY weekend because another person refused!

Post # 8
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

7-3P every other weekend is not a big deal trust me. The schedule is a part of nursing so you’ll have to get use to working holidays and weekends. I work nights 7p-7a and do every other weekend and for the last 4 years. Darling Husband and I still have plenty of time togethor.

Post # 9
3151 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

think of it this way- it gives you guys a chance to miss each other! but, i have a pt job that requires me to work saturdays until 2 or so. the whole time i’m there all i’m thinking about is running out the door and home to meet my SO and doggy…

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