Have you ever worked 16 hrs in a row - double shift

August 7, 2009 3:11pm CST
Ok, this is a job that you are not allowed to sit down unless you are on a break, the break is only 30mins for one shift, all you do is check train ticket and stop anyone getting in or out without a ticket. Will you do the double shift or have you done it? Pay rate is just $7.00 an hour.
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• United States
7 Aug 09
I would work a double. I used to work doubles at a job I had a couple years ago. My pay there was only $7.85 an hour. I didn't have a chair to sit on there either.
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10 Aug 09
some jobs you have no choice but to stand up and do it, but some job you can sit down but employer just will not allow it, i some times wonder what if we can make employer stand up for 16 hrs, than he knows how it feels.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
7 Aug 09
i worked from 3 friday afternoon until 6 am on monday morning thank god those days are over
10 Aug 09
i don't work 16 hrs now days, i did, lomg time ago, back in 2000.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
10 Aug 09
syankee, was that an "on call" job, or what type of job was it?
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Aug 09
years ago when I was an nurses aid I did a double shift as a lot of aides were snowed in .that was really hard as You never got to sit down much becAuse with the shortage of nurses aides the patients were on the bell almost constantly. needless to say after that was over I did sleep like a log. whew, what a time.
10 Aug 09
I have to say some nurses are good and some are bad.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Yes, I have, and for far less pay. While most states require a lunch period be given. However, some states have NO laws regarding rest breaks or meal periods. I know many people who have worked 17-20 hour shifts, standing except for lunch breaks. And I wish that the times I did it that it wouldve been as easy as just checking people for tickets in hand. People in Michigan's auto industry do this ALL the time... they're hired as temporaries (minimum wage there is now $7.50/hour I believe), working 8-16 hours a day, 7 days a week from around October through the Christmas season.... do it or no job. I've done it lots of times... working at a gas station, Japanese auto parts manufacturer (and that was faaaaar worse than working in American ones!), fast food places. Should've tried it back when minimum wage was like $4.15/hour or less.
10 Aug 09
Thats far worse than united kingdom,i thought americans are better off, i guess only the rich, no matter where you live!