Working a weird week

That famous crossing in Japan, yeah took this one
Centralia, Missouri
September 14, 2015 7:05am CST
I work Thursday through Sunday normally, about to head in for a day of OT cause bills yo. Ahem, people often comment on my odd week. But I love it! I don't normally have to take off days to go to the doctor, and I can get things done because everything is open. The only downside is I am not free during people's normal go out with friends time, of which I have none, so that isn't a thing at the moment, and I miss festivals and garage sales. That part is a little sad, but eh, whatever. What about you, do you work odd hours? Normal hours? If you could pick a shift what would it be? Why would you pick it?
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@LadyDuck (130436)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I do not work odd hours, all my life I have worked from 8 in the morning up to 6 (even 7) in the afternoon. My husband and I are self employed, so we work many hours.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
I have heard those who work for themselves work more than people who dont
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@LadyDuck (130436)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt This is a reality, but in exchange you have the freedom to decide to skip a day if needed.
@gudheart (12775)
14 Sep 15
I do work odd hours in a way. I work from 4pm weekdays and finish late and then work 8am on the weekend.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
Id hate a rotating shift like that, messes with one's sleep cycles
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@gudheart (12775)
15 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt It is okay, means I get to sleep in most of the week :D
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@kevin1877uk (36580)
14 Sep 15
I don't work currently, apart from being online. I did work 27 years at one place and worked nights for more of it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
Did you like working the night shift? Why or why not?
@Rollo1 (16671)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
I think it's good to have days where you can get things done and only having weekends off makes that harder. Sounds like your schedule works for you, but maybe you could still manage some evenings out with friends?
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
If I had friends maybe, no friends, so no one to go out with.
@dodo19 (29176)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Sep 15
For the moment, I'm a stay at home. I don't really have an odd schedule. Unless you consider being a mom a job (which can be in a way). If you consider a job, then I'm kind of always at work.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Sep 15
that is actually a job with more OT than most can handle, lol, and crazy odd hours!
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@dodo19 (29176)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt lol. That is for sure. But we do what we have to.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Sep 15
@dodo19 Yes, and to be honest I am jealous, nothing preventing us from having kids, and been together now ten years and nada. one of these days I will get up the courage to go to the dr, but always been too afriad.
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@Susan2015 (19627)
• United States
14 Sep 15
I work part time but I have to work every Saturday. If I had a choice I would retire.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
Ok, if you are going to throw THAT in as an option, then I totally want to retired too!
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@Susan2015 (19627)
• United States
15 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt I'm just sayin, not trying to rush the years by, but if I had a choice.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
@Susan2015 right, no rushing of years, just boom, able to retire now go!
@mom210 (6132)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 15
I think I am going to drag my son with me to a few yard sales this weekend. I have only gone to a few this summer and the season is almost gone.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
I miss going to things like that, but at same time, no fun alone.
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@jstory07 (60913)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep 15
I started off working the grave yard shift so my husband could watch the kids-at night. I now like this shift because you get more done with less people in the store.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
yeah, less headache and more just working. Plus less management being all, I need to throw my weight around because I am management!
@ricki_911 (18194)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Sep 15
Right now the job I have is so up and down with the hours. Last week I worked 42 hours, this week 27 hours, next week 16.5 hours, then who knows. I have been looking for another job as I can't keep going week by week hoping for decent hours. I don't mind the job, I work in a pet food store.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
yeah, consistency is a good thing, if the job is anything but fun extra money
@SuzieDQ (42)
• United States
14 Sep 15
My "official" schedule is 3pm to midnight Tuesday through Saturday. However it never works out that way and I am on salary so I don't really have much of a choice. For instance, on Tuesday I have a meeting at 11am and one at 1pm and am in for meetings early every day. I also end up working some on my days off as well. Sunday and Monday off are ok for me as it gives one weekend day and also one week day to take care of appointments, etc.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 15
Ew that sounds terrible! I wouldn't be able to handle hours like that at all