Yeah, I know. But with 12's you don't get THAT much more time off. It's 36 hours vs 40 hours. I had a friend whos first job was two 12's and three 8's a week - what's the percentage in that? Still 40 hours, still 5 days. Ick!
I worked 12's nights - 3 in a row. Whoooosh. No overtime. I wouldn't do it, it would have killed me. I changed to days pretty quickly, but still refused overtime. They made me feel really guilty, but FORGET IT. I took that job the way it was arranged so I could plan things at my daughters' schools
What was the question? Ah, 12 hours vs 8 hours. . . It's hard work, 12 hours is a LOOOONNNNG shift!! I'd be willing to do 3 10's a week - that's still fulltime, and that would be a lot less wearing! I'm always up for LESS work time!