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Posted: 5/21/2005 9:30:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:31:20 PM EST by MikeG23]
I know that nurses and doctors work shifts like this and maybe police/fire fighters do to.

I have an A&P license an have talked to other A&Ps who work three 12s. So what other type of jobs are there where you work 12 hour shifts?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:32:28 PM EST
that would sure as hell beat 5 8's
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:32:36 PM EST
I worked IT support 12 on 12 off for 14 days and then 14 days off.

It was pretty sweet.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:32:44 PM EST
12s suck.
No way around it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:33:25 PM EST
I work outages at nuclear plants... those are almost always 12s
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:35:35 PM EST
I am Respiratory Therapist and I do it. We are allowed to work 40 hours a week, So I pick the extra 4 hours each week, If I did not live so close to work I would not do it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:36:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:37:04 PM EST by Chairborne]
Depends on what you mean by three 12s. I have worked 3-2-2-3, 3 on three off, 6 on one off, all on twelve hour shifts. I actually like the 3 on two off two on three off best of any shift but the idiots in charge here went back to 5 on 2 off, but nobody actually gets sat-sun off, the days off are scattered. The only thing that sucks about 12 hour shifts is by the time you get/give turnover from the other shift and commute to/from work its more like 14 hours. In aircraft maintenance (military as well as civilian) we never have days off, never.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:37:27 PM EST
A nurse friend of ours works four 12's a week, then has 3 days off.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:49:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
12s suck.
No way around it.



working a few extra hours a day and getting 2 extra days off is definantly worth it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:57:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
12s suck.
No way around it.



working a few extra hours a day and getting 2 extra days off is definantly worth it.



You work more hours with 3-2-2-3 but only 15 days a month, its definitely worth it!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:01:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 10:04:43 PM EST by Mauser101]
I used to work four 12hr shifts a week as a CNC drill press operator. Ran four machines 6pm to 6am drilling holes in circuit boards for things like pagers and onboard computers for your Honda. Noise level far and above 80db. Ear plugs really start to chaf after a while.

God that job sucked. You had to waive your right to overtime on your application and they worked you till you quit rather than ever give anybody a raise.

I am glad to say that company tanked.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:03:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By MikeG23:
I know that nurses and doctors work shifts like this and maybe police/fire fighters do to.

I have an A&P license an have talked to other A&Ps who work three 12s. So what other type of jobs are there where you work 12 hour shifts?




Another A&P here. Work 3-12's with three off, then 4-12's with 4 off. Swing shift though, so that sucks! That's why I'm posting at this hour, I'm on day 2 of my three day weekend and can't sleep!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:03:04 PM EST
I used to work 8 on 6 off 10 hour days , that shift was by far the best i ever had . 1 week vacation every other week.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:03:18 PM EST
I do and love them! More time off and still get paid for 40 hours!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:04:01 PM EST
When we have a jet we work 12's till the jets done.
<---F-16 Phase
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:04:36 PM EST
3 on, 3 off, 4 on, 4 off, repeat ad infinitum.

semiconductor fab rat, 24 x 7 - 365 a year, the fab never sleeps.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:01:28 PM EST
I work eight 10's.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:31:58 PM EST
I'm the foreman/crane operator, loading concrete building panels onto trailers for delivery to jobsites. From October until a couple weeks ago, I was working 6 and sometimes 7, 12-hour shifts. I hated it, but the OT was kickass! Now, we're back down to normal (9-12 hrs, 5 days a week).
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:38:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 11:38:55 PM EST by Redcap]
Shit...since I do mainly drywall and sometimes that has a very tight deadline, I routinely do four 12s to 5 14s on a weekly basis. Sucks ass.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:07:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By sWs2:
A nurse friend of ours works four 12's a week, then has 3 days off.



My shifts are 12.5 hours. 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts, 6 days off, repeat.

The catch is I'm oncall for the middle two days of the 6 days off in case someone else scheduled to work those days calls in sick, and I could get called in for either a dayshift or a nightshift. I won't know untill I'm called. What really peeves me is when other people are too slack to actually cover their oncall days and I get called to do shifts they should have done. That doesn't happen very often but when it's a night shift just before I'm supposed to start my scheduled day shifts it's pretty draining and messes up my sleep cycle.

All things considered though, there are people who work much crazier hours than I do.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:50:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 12:51:21 AM EST by rasanders22]
I work 6pm to 6am sunday-tuesday and every other saturday. Its alright but it screws with your social life and ability to get things done. Also a Fab rat, Someone got to build computer chips. All I do though is expose myself to nasty chemicals which I could dissolve a body with. hmmmmm
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:57:00 AM EST
I work 5pm-5:30am, Sunday-Monday, and an 8 every other Friday. I love the holy heck out of my shift, since:

1) No boss! Which means...
2) I generally work from home. (Remote into my work PC) and
3) No boss! Wooohooo!!!

Ya, the social life takes a hit, but well worth it, IMO. Besides, you get a nice little vacation every week!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:59:40 AM EST
I rob liquor stores so I pretty much call my own hours.

(Three 12s would be sweet.)
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:59:40 AM EST
We work on the average or 6 14's on a slow week and 7 on an busy week. Sometimes a lil more.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:00:17 AM EST
I work 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2on, 3 off. All 12hr shifts. I'm a dispatcher
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:00:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 1:01:30 AM EST by Sin_Bin]

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
We work on the average or 6 14's on a slow week and 7 on an busy week. Sometimes a lil more.



Lucky dog. And you get paid the same as if you worked five 8-hour shifts, correct?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:06:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
We work on the average or 6 14's on a slow week and 7 on an busy week. Sometimes a lil more.



Lucky dog. And you get paid the same as if you worked five 8-hour shifts, correct?



Salary buddy, salary. This is my first day off (kinda) in a month.

The fringe benifits are worth it however, what other job lets you be there to blow up 32,000 pounds of captured russian ordnace in one blast?

(BTW, 1.2 KM is NOT a safe standoff distance for a blast that size )
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:15:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:10:48 AM EST
When I first got back to Norfolk I was working as a watch officer, 1800-0600 5 days on, 5 days off. I was dragged kicking and screaming from that job.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:36:28 AM EST
I work in ICU...6 12's in a row, thursday thru tuesday. Usually work 1 day overtime on wednesday, then get 7 days off. It's a mini vacation every 2 weeks. I don't think I could work any other way now that I'm used to this. And I live about 8 minutes away.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:47:06 AM EST
JBT/EMS dispatcher. 1800 till 0600 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.

The other job is JBT dispatcher 1900 till 0700 on all my "3 days off" periods.

I'm damn tired.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:48:40 AM EST
I generally work 11-12 hour shifts but most of the time it's really 13-14 hours after waiting on a van ride. I then have 10 hours off and go back to work. Seven days and then I get 24 hours off.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:29:26 AM EST
Well...
I'm "at" work for 12 hrs, but I probably only "work" maybe 1 or 2 hours....
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:37:11 AM EST
We work 11 1/2s... 4 on 4 off.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:34:17 AM EST
I work 12s on a 80-hour pay period over two weeks. Five days one week (M, T, F, SA, SU), two days the next (W, TH). It is a great schedule because you get a great deal of time off. One day is an "8-hour" and you theoretically get to go home early. Anything over 80 hours during the 2-week period is OT. This is an "alternate" allowed FSLA duty schedule for Public Safety, though technically, they can make it an 84-hour pay period and not start OT until you have worked 84 hours.

You never work more than three days (and that only once per pay period), and have four "weekends." From a management standpoint, it makes sense. If you have a minimum number of people that MUST be at work at any time (like for Public Safety stuff), the manning formula for 8s is 1.6 employees per shift to cover manning (accounting for vacations, sick time, RDOs, training, etc.). For 10s it is 1.8. For 12s it is 1.2.

I love 12s.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:40:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 4:44:04 AM EST by dSmith45]

Originally Posted By V-Match:
3 on, 3 off, 4 on, 4 off, repeat ad infinitum.

semiconductor fab rat, 24 x 7 - 365 a year, the fab never sleeps.



Same here, I work at a wafer fab as well.


Originally Posted By Girlieman:
Well...
I'm "at" work for 12 hrs, but I probably only "work" maybe 1 or 2 hours....



Also same here, I'm paid for what I know not what I do. IF nothing breaks I get ALOT of net surfing accomplished on teh company's dime
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:46:17 AM EST
NC DOC

12.25 hour shifts.ht
Work week is the opposite of the week preceding. You work:

Mon, Tues, Off Wed, Off Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun then the next week:
Off Mon, Off Tues, Wed, Thurs, Off Fri, Off Sat, Off Sun then it starts over.
Always get two 3-day weekends a month. It's not so bad.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:54:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Btownboy:
I work 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2on, 3 off. All 12hr shifts.


Same here. It's nice to be off during the week but every other weekend blows. There is always something I want to do when I have to work.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:57:27 AM EST
I work four 10's. four 10.5 hour shifts actually. But they end up being 12-16 hrs shifts most days. Go in about 1700 get home around 7Am
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:05:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:44:19 AM EST by Rabbit9]
I work 4 on - 3 off - 3 on - 1 off - 3 on - 3 off - 4 on - 7 off.

DOE Nuclear Facility

I work 14 days a month, twelve hour shifts, with a solid week off every rotation; that's the good news. The bad news is that it's a swing shift, and I work two weekends a month.

I still like the time off, and the difference in pay is SUBSTANTIAL even without the available overtime.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:27:07 AM EST
I work at a mine. Scheduled shifts are all twelve hour shifts, 6 to 6 rotating days and nights. The schedule is 4 nights, three days off, 3 day shifts, 1 day off, 3 nights, 3 days off, 4 day shift, then you 7 days off , then start the same rotation. Lately I have been getting to work at 430 and leave at 630-700 then next day. The 14 1/2 - 15 hour shift gets old but the 7 days off makes up for it.

cruizer
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:42:16 AM EST
I did 3 12 days, then 3 12 midnights for a while. They sucked.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:11:46 AM EST
I am allowed to work up to 16 hours straight and then have an 8 hour break and do it again for up to a 6 day period.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:15:50 AM EST
Three 1900-0700's a week. I'm getting to like it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:22:54 AM EST
One place I worked had the shop folks working 3 12's, paid for 40 and 4 days off. I would have liked that. 6 to 6, Monday, Tuesday and Wed. 4 day weekend every week.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:30:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:34:23 AM EST by bastiat]
I had a short stint in a factory - 12 hour days, 3 days on, 3 days off.

It sucked. Not just because it was in a factory. But because in the winter, you'd get in before the sun rose and get out after the sun set. That got old REALLY fast.

Plus 3 days off might sound great, but your first day after you get off is usually spent doing nothing but recouperating from 3 days of hell. Then you have two days....well, a day and a half, because you have to wrap things up early on the last day because you have to get up for your early shift. So your idealistic tree days pretty much becomes a day where you can have fun. Plus if you're schedule shifts every week, good luck finding people to do stuff with in the middle of the week when your days off coioncide with no one else's days off.

It's not something I'd even consider doing again.
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