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Posted: 2/18/2006 10:54:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 3:49:55 AM EDT by mongo001]
Well, here I am, up at 3am, at work doing a 12 hour shift.

I'm a 9-to-5er normally, but work asked us to come in and do some emergent work. This Sat night (11:30pm) to Sun morning (11:30am) 12 hour shift really gutted my weekend.

Many call me crazy for doing it.


What would you put up with for half a weeks pay?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:59:49 PM EDT
id watch Oprah for 10 minutes. but id wear earplugs.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:02:30 PM EDT
I've done stuff like that, and never thought it was a big deal.

What I really hate is when every day is an emergency. Mandatory overtime, when it becomes SOP, is poor planning IMHO.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:05:15 PM EDT
Half weeks pay...

Just a minute while I take off my shoes to count...

Ok...got it figured now.

Its almost enough to have my hair and nails done, plus like 2 shirts.

So...I'd be willing to almost...WORK for it.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:07:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
id watch Oprah for 10 minutes. but id wear earplugs.



+1
and wear blinders
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:08:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

What I really hate is when every day is an emergency. Mandatory overtime, when it becomes SOP, is poor planning IMHO.



I hear that, Im on Manditory Overtime right now for the second night this week...12 hr shift

I do have to admit mine is an EMERGENCY....


Me: 9-1-1 WHat are you reporting?

Citizen: They wont turn their music down, and I have to get up early for work......


O-well, $34.00 an hour is not bad I guess..

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:09:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:
Well, here I am, up at 3am, at work doing a 12 hour shift.



I can relate. There are 4 of us that do my job, working a rotating shift.
One guy's son is in a Church youth group, and he went with them for the weekend. He took two vacation days. This left 11-7 uncovered for last night (friday) and tonight (saturday).
Another guy's father-in-law passed away, so he's out of town. He's on a four-day break anyway, but being out of town, they couldn't even call him to offer the O/T.

So, I'm on 7-3 (daylight) this week. The only two here are myself and the guy on the 3-11pm shift this week. He just left. 3:06am, and I just got to work. Yee-Haw.

On the upside, I'll have 12 hours of O/T on this thursday's pay, and since Im on the daylight rotation, I'll be offered all kinds of O/T on in-plant construction jobs this week. I'll finish up friday at 3pm, on a four-day break.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:10:39 PM EDT
"What would you do for a half weeks pay?"

Work for half a week?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:16:53 PM EDT
"What would you do for a half weeks pay?"

Eat a Klondike Bar?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:19:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 11:19:50 PM EDT by 4xys2xxs]

Originally Posted By MoparMike:
"What would you do for a half weeks pay?"

Eat a Klondike Bar?



LMAO!



eta: I wouldn't...those things are gross.


Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
"What would you do for a half weeks pay?"

Work for half a week?



That's the first thing I thought of.

Was it a trick question?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:27:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 11:34:22 PM EDT by PeteCO]
I signed a one year contract for an extra 20 weeks pay, lump sum up front. Seemed like a good deal - I'll go ahead and stay a year, hell I was planning to anyway.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:29:04 PM EDT
I'd work a half-a-week. I make decent $$, and I love what I do; so I'd just work the 1/2 week. I usually get jobs through the job I am at, word of mouth, etc= more $$ for me.

--VT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:07:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
eta: I wouldn't...those things are gross.



Blasphemy!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:28:45 AM EDT
Work a half of a week for a half weeks pay......................................





Been a long week:

Mon: 10hrs
Tues: 10hrs
Wed: 10hrs
Thurs: 16hrs
Fri: 10hrs
Sat: 8hrs (connected to ->)
Sun: 4hrs

Nice check.................................no life.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:35:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:
What would you put up with for half a weeks pay?



I would stay a FULL 2 MINUTES after 5:00pm...ON A FRIDAY!

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:03:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By mongo001:
What would you put up with for half a weeks pay?



I would stay a FULL 2 MINUTES after 5:00pm...ON A FRIDAY!




Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:13:12 AM EDT
No half weeks here in mid Michigan.

This week's ice storms & resulting power outages have kept me busy playing musical generators. Compound that with another guy leaving to be at his mother's funeral 600 miles away. I'm covering double the territory. So far on callouts I'm at 36hrs of double time. The .gov is going to be happy to see my next paycheck. I figure I'm going to collect the largest paycheck of my entire life.
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