01-28-2005, 08:13 AM #1
16 days on, 16 days off... Shift work!
My dads a aircraft engineer, now works on a contract basis (ALOT more money). Hes just started with a company, whos paying him a crazy amount to work for them, anyways, he works 16 days straight then has 16 days off! Thats mad huh? Could you do it? I suppose you have to think about them 16 days off all the time, i reckon i could do it quite easily. Anyone else have a shift pattern like this? Or has done that in the past?
01-28-2005, 08:17 AM #2
Its comon to work like that when your on building sites. 7-20 days on, svamped with work that hafto get finished, you make a ****load of money. But it isnt something you can do for a long period of time, you get burned out. Backs brake
01-28-2005, 08:17 AM #3
Plant workers near me who work at oil refinieries work shift work, they are usually 7 days on 7 days off. I think by law they wouldnt allow 16 day in US. But they do make incredible money for being high school graduates and many of them can barely put together a sentence. But due to their high risk level and shift work and being away from family they pull in 70-100K.
01-28-2005, 08:19 AM #4Originally Posted by Be Real
01-28-2005, 08:23 AM #5
I couldnt do that kind of work becuase i'm the person who needs to do work and have breaks. The long periods of work would get extrememly tedious for a while and eat at me. Then on the flip side the long breaks would get extremely boring after 4-5 days and I'd want to get back to work.
01-28-2005, 08:23 AM #6
We get that all of the time in Construction,
During the busy times of the jobs, we will work 7 days a week, for months at a time,
But it pays very well.
01-28-2005, 08:25 AM #7Originally Posted by Be Real
01-28-2005, 08:31 AM #8
I dunno personally I would think that would rock! I could pull it off depending on how long the shift was each day
01-28-2005, 08:34 AM #9Originally Posted by needmorestrength
01-28-2005, 08:35 AM #10Originally Posted by needmorestrength
01-28-2005, 08:36 AM #11
Used to work like that. Worked 12 hour days at a soda company loading trucks 5 nights ( 10:30 - 11:00) 5 days week. Worked weekend at auto shop. Sucked ass....did nothing....and sucked ass.... I did what I had to...did it for 5 months...never again.
01-28-2005, 08:49 AM #12
I know what you mean, MessyUK. When I was in law enforcement in New Orleans, we were always "forced" to work 12 hour shifts for 10 days during the Mardi Gras seasons. IT SUCKED!!!
But ****, I miss The Big Easy.
01-28-2005, 09:21 AM #13
I thought I had it tough working 9 days a month then again I work a 54 hour wk. But then again I get paid to sleep and surf on AR.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)