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Posted 9/28/16
I had a summer where on MWF I worked from 400 to 1200, TTh from 400 to 1200 then 400 to 2200, also did a summer session math daily from 1330 to 300 including homework and study time.

Career wise I started doing FSSu from 2200 to 1030, then moved to TWThF from 1330 to 0000.
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2am-10am boxing day, christmas is barely over and you're back into work, retail has you in everyday they can bank holidays mean nothing, you work xmas eve and new years aswell
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2nd Shift (4/5pm-midnight/1ish) kinda blows. I work 1st now and I still have sleeping problems years later


I've worked a number of different work schedules (just not changing shifts) and that was the worst of them. I hated the 4pm to midnight schedule.
Posted 9/28/16 , edited 9/28/16
My first job I would work from 7 am until 1 am, that's a what? An 18 hour shift? I didn't ask for it, the manager just gave me those hours, it was my first job and I didn't want to lose my first job so I powered through it
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I absolutely hate my current shift. I start work at 6:15am and finish at 2:30pm. The only good thing about it is that you avoid peak hour traffic and i guess you have plenty of time to get things done after work, when you're not too tired that is...
But at least its a solid shift, i'd hate to work a rotating shift. That must be difficult.

I used to do alot of over time but i didn't mind it. i was on afternoon shift and i loved it. I loved starting work in the afternoon and getting home late and staying up all night and sleeping all day.
I did overtime often. Usually only one hour but sometimes 2-4 hours.
Was hard working saturdays when i was on afternoon shift though. We'd knock of work at like 11:20pm and have to be back at work at 7am the next morning.

I do remember before i got full time, when i was a casual/contractor sometimes i would get called up and asked to come in early. Sometimes like 3-4 hours early. But that's when i was on arvo shift so it was ok.
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Most intensive I remember was 12 hrs a day for 20 days in a row, as well as 38 / 40 days. I've probably had a few 100hr weeks, if you add up working and self-studying programming. For me, it took a while to build up a work ethic like that (I barely had it in my college days), but it's paid off very well.
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My job now I can have up to 15 hour work days, which I do alot.With long periods of no days off. I worked the most when I had two job, 95% of those days were 18.5 hours with a half hour break between job. I did it for 4 years. Fun stuff.
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I work with a big client on the typical 9-5/M-F, and I'm also on call with other clients globally. Time zone issues have me being "available" to work nearly 24/7. I could get a call at 3AM and work for 30 mins before I go back to sleep and wake up again by 6ish.
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Posted 9/29/16 , edited 9/29/16

Quaternion wrote:

Most intensive I remember was 12 hrs a day for 20 days in a row, as well as 38 / 40 days. I've probably had a few 100hr weeks, if you add up working and self-studying programming. For me, it took a while to build up a work ethic like that (I barely had it in my college days), but it's paid off very well.


Yeah, although if your stuck working suicide shifts like that for one reason or another, best to get that out of the way while your still young so you can move up and escape it.

Only thing that kept me motivated was that I knew if I survived through college I'd never have to do it again. I always felt bad for my ex-coworkers (many in their 40s and 50s, some even pushing 70) who were basically pulling 80-90 hours between 2-3 dead end minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. Those are the people who truly have it the worst and in a scenario like that, retirement is basically out of the question.
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Posted 9/30/16 , edited 9/30/16
I had the one and only time where I did a 60 hour Christmas shift. I agreed to it because I got two hour breaks at nights and one 4 hour break on the last day. Also it was easier just to stay there during the holiday than to do the commuter fight back and forth for this time. It's not like I was missing the whole family aspect of the holidays because sis booked the same hours as me and mother worked near by. It was the only time in my life I got to work with family. That was my first proper job. I was at uni and worked part-time.
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I was doing sets of 12 days of 10 hour shifts in a row with 2 days off afterwords. I should note though that it was my choice to do that shift because I wanted as much overtime pay as I could handle.
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Posted 9/30/16 , edited 9/30/16
Some days I work 8 hours (8-4). Other days I ain't home until 8 at night. Sometimes I work on the weekends. It's just the joys of being an engineer on salary.

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Posted 9/30/16 , edited 9/30/16

PrinceJudar wrote:

Some days I work 8 hours (8-4). Other days I ain't home until 8 at night. Sometimes I work on the weekends. It's just the joys of being an engineer on salary.



Yeah I hear ya, exactly the same here (design engineer)
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I worked retail for a bit when I was in high school, but it was nothing crazy. Like 4 or 5 hours on the weekend and I quit not long after. After college I joined the military and we were on a basic 8ish hours. I say 8ish cause' technically we were in the office from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, but we also had to be up at 6am every morning to workout. Deployments were different though. Usually 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week. Sunday was the easy day. 8 hours actually on shift and 4 hours on call. You were either on days 6am-6pm or nights, 6pm-6am. It sounds rough, but you get used to it.

I'm a salaried employee now working that corporate life so most days I'll do a standard 8 hours, 8am-4pm, but I've also had a few 10-12 hour days where I didn't get home until 7 or 8pm as well as days where I didn't show up to work until 10am, but still ended up leaving at 3 or 4pm just cause' it was a slow day or I was caught up on my projects.

I don't miss being an hourly employee and having to deal with set shifts, but I will admit - that time and a half you get for overtime was nice. Heck, some of my subordinates that are hourly will occasionally bring home more some weeks than I do cause' of all the overtime they're working!
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Posted 10/1/16
Black friday at radio shack. 5am to11 pm.
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