Has anyone here worked 4 10 hour shifts instead of 5 8 hour shifts?
There's a government job that I feel extremely qualified for - it also pays $26k more than I'm making now. Plus, the added bonus is that I would have three day weekends. That seems amazing.
But, 7AM - 6PM workdays sound kind of rough, and the office is 32 minutes away from my house without traffic. That means I'd get home at 7ish, and really only have 3 hours or so to do anything before it was time to get right back to bed and start all over. Right now, I'm 10 minutes away from my house and work roughly 9-5.
Sounds like you'd be stupid not to take it. I feel like having a full extra day off, each week, would more than make up for the reduced free time on your work days. So you pretty much break even on the "free time" front, and you get a $26k pay increase. Tough to see a downside
the extra day off is pretty great
if you have like a wife and kids it could suck since your spouse would have a lot of time without you
but if you don't have those, imo it's a nice schedule to have
Yeah, I have no family to speak of, just two roommates. I also love to travel, so this would give me a lot more freedom to do that.
All in all, I also hate my current job, I just don't want to do the whole "grass is greener" approach and end up unhappy.
I'm a full time uni student working roughly 40-50 hours a week 5/6 days a week . . .
If I wasn't trying to get a degree I would like to work 6(7)0 hours 4 days a week doing wage slave shit. But at least I would be chilling the other 3 full days of the week to be able to work on my own projects would w(c)ould lead to a new source of income.
Fuck what am i doin
do it op
It's not all "work work" but last semester I was pulling 4 12 hour days a week on campus between work and school, and this semester I'm doing 2 of them. You can manage fine, if you're not having to worry about bringing home more work.
I wound up having to get out of the house by 7:20 and getting home at 8:50 or so.
If you can move closer though, I'd do it, unless you're living somewhere nice right now and don't want to leave.