would you rather work shift work or 5 days a week

Canada
November 3, 2006 9:30pm CST
I work 5 tweleve hour shifts then have five days off and two weeks vactation plus stats which ends up working out to one and a half months vacation or I could work 5 days a week and have two weeks vacation which do you prefer
6 responses
• Janesville, Wisconsin
17 Nov 06
There are many jobs I would love to do but with my depression there are times it is hard to function for 10-12 hrs... And that makes me nervous about taken on any job for that length of time. My Dream is railroading.. and that is a 10-12 hr day.. but I also do not want to mess up, and be a safety issue.... I think Many jobs need to have variations in the hours.. As there will always be some people who can function on longer shifts healthily who love to and others who can not... So I do not see why they can not add in a 3 hr a day shift, also call it a floating job... For people who are not able to work everyday.. and they can fill in quickly while waiting for a emergency replacement to be called in.... or Standard 3 hr people to be on hand at the times shifts are changing so they get the work in they are able to do, and there is no shortage of people during shift changes... I also do not see why they have to limit the days you work. Some people would be better during 3-4 hrs a day 7 days a week.. it is not much but 20 hrs is better then none for a person who is really really struggling to work, and as they improve them can be changed to a 4-5 hrs day, and if they improve a 6-7 hrs a day, till they work up to the 8-12 hrs day.. For some people trying to start out in an 8-12 hr day is extremely overwhelming they are more apt to make mistakes. Others live better with a standard cycle, others live better floating shifts or on call.... Floaters of course would not make as much pay as those who work 40 -60 hrs a week because they have less hours. But it is a good way to help people who are older really needing job to get a chance to get in get into the swing of things, and work their way up to handling the normal work week. They could also refer to it as the training shift, or in between shift, or paid volunteer shift.. I'd prefer the second one people love to travel and vacations and I believe it it one thing that keeps us sane.... I want to dive into a certain occupations but starting off on 10-12 hrs is just frightening when I have not been out of the house longer then 2-3 hrs a day abotu 3-4 times a month in 6 years... I want to and need a healthy adjustment...period.. or I'll end up with social anxieties... and no one wants that. The only thing preventing me from the railroad as this point is I do not have a driver's licence... I am sure after I get one they will find another excuse not to hire me sighs...everyone around me does, or my family is rude to them, and the employers give up trying to get ahold of me. - DNatureofDTrain
@manzician (4734)
• India
4 Nov 06
I like to work 5 days a week...Aneewayz... Thanks for your question... Its really nice to be here at mylot... Are you guys here for money or for fun...
@hawick (648)
• Singapore
4 Nov 06
i work 5 days a week, but for my job scope i normally work more than 8 hours a day, usually gotta work till late. sometimes even weekends gotta go back to work. but i will still prefer it to shift work.
@naha123 (1266)
• India
4 Nov 06
Actually here we are working for 6 days with 8 hours a day and it will take 9 to 10 hours. So from the above i will prefer to take the second one.
• United States
4 Nov 06
five days a week would be nice, I've worked 6 days a week for 20 years now...
@caribe (2465)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Before I retired, I worked 3 12 hour shift one week and 4 12 hour shifts the following week, then back to 3 again. I loved it because I felt like I was on vacation half the time. Surprisingly, it was difficult to hire new people because they didn't want to do that, so it has been changed back to 8 hour shifts and many weeks the people have to work 7 days a week to meet the demand for product. For me it was a no-brainer.