Getting Through A Long Day!!

@gudheart (12807)
April 14, 2016 3:27am CST
Today I am going to have a really long day at work as I am doing a 10.5 hour shift. Maybe that is normal for a lot people but for me it isn't! I get tired very easily so I am kind of interested to see how I get through it today. I am doing it as an experiment of my energy levels!! What is the longest shift you worked in your job before?
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@TRBRocks420 (58776)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Apr 16
12 hours is the longest.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
How you managed that! I managed to get through my shift...just about!
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@TRBRocks420 (58776)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Apr 16
@gudheart It was at a gas station so not too bad, but still too long lol.
@TRBRocks420 (58776)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Apr 16
@gudheart It was at a gas station so not too bad, but still too long lol.
@toniganzon (38581)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Hmmm The very first job that I enjoyed doing was teaching. I was teaching from 6am to 11pm. That's over 12 hours but I enjoyed it. Then I realised i was missing out on "me time." So I quit. For about 10 years now I haven't been employed and I work at my own pace and my own time.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
That is what is great about working for yourself :D Have breaks when you want it!
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@toniganzon (38581)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
@gudheart Right but the people i employed gives me stress sometimes
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
@toniganzon I can imagine that ! I can imagine you being a bossy boss?!! LOL
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@rina110383 (21980)
14 Apr 16
When I was with the Audit Firm, the longest was 13 hours because it was Tax Season.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
Oh right, how did you find it?
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@rina110383 (21980)
16 Apr 16
@gudheart It was taxing/toxic day! It was fun because our clients gave us so many freebies. That time, there was unlimited coffee and other products from Starbucks. Everyone worked for long hours including the Chairman and the partners, which rarely happen.
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
14 Apr 16
I hope you do not drink coffee every hour to keep awake. My longest day at work started at 7.30 am and ended at 11 pm. It was not that bad, because I have known people who worked 24 hours continuously.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I couldn't manage working any longer than that!
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
16 Apr 16
@gudheart I could work very long hours when the job does not require me to stare at the computer all the time. That job that I held for a year has crazy hours. Some people even worked 24 hours.
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@LadyDuck (112850)
• Switzerland
14 Apr 16
I have always been self employed, I worked with my husband, I remember a day that we started at 6 in the morning and at midnight we were still working.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I used to work from home too and there were times we used to work on and off all day. Not quite as long as you though!
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I had to do an overnight once. I worked at a church and I was running a retreat for 7th graders. I had volunteers who came in to help me cook and run the activities and just be there while the kids slept to make sure everyone was safe. They let me go and get a couple of hours of sleep myself, but I kept waking up because I was worried. So I kept watch and kept things going until we let the kids go home and then I went home myself and passed out! lol
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I bet you had a nice long sleep when you got home!
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@gudheart yes, a VERY long sleep! lol I was caregiver to my mother at the time, and Mom knew to keep all phone calls away from me until I was up and fully awake! lol
@Dena91 (3535)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I once did 16 hour shifts 7 days a week for about two weeks. The company wanted me to continue but after seeing my overtime money going to the government and not me I told them no. It wasn't worth the loss of spending time with Mike and resting. I went back to my 10 hour/4 day a week shift.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
That sounds really tough! I thought 10.5 was hard!
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@Dena91 (3535)
• United States
16 Apr 16
@gudheart There is no way I would do that again, it was difficult. I really felt like a zombie with no life those 2 weeks. I was saving money for a trip thinking we would have more to go on. I was shocked to see how little I actually brought home after taxes.
@celticeagle (112952)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Apr 16
I used to work a split which was usually okay but sometimes seemed like 12 hours instead of the usual 8. It is 3.5 to 4 hours in the morning and then that amount in the afternoon or evening. Equaling 8 hours. It was nice if I had something going on and wanted the time off in the middle of my usual working day. But, when I didn't and was scheduled it anyway it could be a real headache.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I did it because I knew I had Friday off to recover!
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@celticeagle (112952)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr 16
@gudheart ...That is smart.
@Morleyhunt (15366)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
Does it technically count as a shift, if you had a bit of a break to catch a nap? If so, I put in a 24 hour shift, while working on a chicken farm. I did my normal daily tasks, had supper and a nap and went back until the next morning at the time I would normally have arrived.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
That is a long shift...I wish I could have nap inbetween my shifts!
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@Morleyhunt (15366)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
@gudheart I remember being totally rung out when I went home in the morning.
@Ronrybs (7077)
• London, England
14 Apr 16
Regularly used to work 12 hours on weekend shifts
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
Ouch sounds painful!
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@Ronrybs (7077)
• London, England
18 Apr 16
@gudheart Mainly boring unless it got too exciting!
@BelleStarr (30023)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Apr 16
I am not really sure, more than 8 hours.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I am surprised I found 10.5 hours easier than I thought it would be :D
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@just4him (85183)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Apr 16
I think ten is my longest. I enjoyed the ten hour shifts, it meant three days off. I hope it works out for you and you're not too tired after your shift is over.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
That is good that you got rewarded for doing it by getting days off. I just start later today which is good.
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@marlina (58293)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I always worked 8 hours, except once in a while did 1 or 2 hours overtime.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
I don't think I will be doing 10.5 hours that often to be honest!
• Preston, England
14 Apr 16
probably about the same in a paid role but when I was in the cult I helped out at a rock concert food stall they ran for a 28 hour shift with only toilet breaks - 4 hours sleep later I was on duty again
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
How you manage that! Lots of caffeine I am guessing!!
@LdeL0318 (6500)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
A 10.5 hour shift is too long. Take it easy.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
It was pretty long and felt it more towards the end of shift and the next day!
@PainsOnSlate (18654)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I work at home but when I was working in the public it was 8 hours only. !0.5 is too long!
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
LOL I find anything more than 8.5 is too long !!
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@destimona (1962)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
14 Apr 16
24 hrs with kids.he he.
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@gudheart (12807)
16 Apr 16
Oh yea...that is the hardest shift ever!!
• Hyderabad, India
14 Apr 16
I worked in IT company and for us 10-11 hour work shift is very normal. I think I had worked for ~16 hour shift is the longest shift.
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@Shiva49 (9003)
• Singapore
14 Apr 16
I worked once almost 24 hours! I was the accountant in charge and before the arrival of computers. So the books were free only at night and I had to reply to the queries of auditors. I had done that when I was the auditor too at clients offices - siva
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@Shavkat (43608)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
I worked 10,hours online teaching. At first, it was so difficult. Then I changed my schedules by having breaks in between.
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