(Closed) Promotion but Night Shifts :(

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you want your SO to choose?
    Position #1 : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Position #2 : (6 votes)
    46 %
    I don't know. : (3 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @kerpao:  I don’t want this to be the only thing you consider, but third shift sucks. I hate it. I miss sleeping with my SO, I miss spending the days with my friends and family.

    On the plus side, I never spend my money! If you two are planning on having a family, I think it’d be quite the strain on you guys. It really depends on the two of you. For some people, option 2 would be the best. Is money more important? Do you need the money?

    Post # 5
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ugh my Fiance was on 3rd shift for only 4 months before he was desperate to find another job… Even though we got to spend our evenings together, we were always on different schedules. He would be tired when I wanted to go out to dinner and I’d be ready for bed when he needed to get energized to go to work. On the weekends, he would try to keep his week schedule so I would try to stay up til 4 or 5 and always was really crabby. We never did anything during the day, even on the weekends. Now that he found another job, our relationship is 1000X better. 

    I don’t want to discourage you, but also want to be realistic. Is the money worth never having daytime activities? To me it wasn’t. 

    Post # 6
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @kerpao:  I think option 1 may be worth the risk of having to work with these guys, even for two years. At least it won’t be forever. And yeah, the pay sucks. Is there anyway he could say, “As long as I’m working option 2, I want option 2’s salary.”? I know it probably doesn’t work like that in the real world, but it’d be nice if it did.

    Post # 8
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Would he consider looking for a new job? My husbandd had been working second shift for a few months, but he was hired with theunderstanding that he eventually wanted to move to a day shift, in something more closely related to his field. So, now he’s been hired for the job that he wanted and will be moved to days soon. There are things that I like about 2nd shift (3-12), but I am very excited to have him working days again. Also, I’m in grad school right now so it’s much easier to work our schedules together. If he hadn’t gotten a job during days in six months or so he would have started applying outside the company as well, because it’s just too difficult for us to do this schedule in the long term even though he loves the company.

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