7 on 7 off schedule - page 2

How many of you are on the 7 12's schedule, and what is your general opinion of it. Likes, dislikes, pros, cons, etc.... Read More

  1. by   Cynthiann
    I'm just still in school but have a question about 7 on/7 off shifts. How does the pay work? Do you get straight pay until 80 hours? Or do you get time and a half after 40?
  2. by   renerian
    Makes me sick just thinking of doing 7/12s..........sigh.....

    renerian
  3. by   MRG
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    I'm just still in school but have a question about 7 on/7 off shifts. How does the pay work? Do you get straight pay until 80 hours? Or do you get time and a half after 40?
    Most places will be time and a half after 40, and the 7 days divided over 2 pay periods, so that one pay period would be 36
    hours straight, and the other pay period, 40 straight, and 8 automatic OT, resulting in a gross pay for 88 hours of straight time.
  4. by   live4today
    Well.....more power to those of you who enjoy working like that, but as for me.......three 12's a week is all this old woman can stand.
  5. by   sbic56
    In retrospect, I agree having the option to do 7/12's is great for some. I used to work 50-60 hours a week when I was younger and thrived. Just can't see it anymore.
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by sbic56
    In retrospect, I agree having the option to do 7/12's is great for some. I used to work 50-60 hours a week when I was younger and thrived. Just can't see it anymore.
    sbic56..........I can't see it, can't do it, can't fathom it, can't imagine it.......not anymore. Nope, can't...won't...do it!
    :chuckle
  7. by   Agnus
    In Nevada the only folks that work a job like that are employed in our legal brothals. Those folks tell me it is rough.
  8. by   AlaskanRN
    I work 6 12's/8 off....love it and have no desire to work a different schedule...although I must admit...if it's been a particularly grueling week it's a long day six...but you can't beat that long stretch off...
  9. by   ainz
    I worked 7/7 8 hour shifts and loved it. I also have worked the 12 hour rotations. I have worked 7 12s consecutively, I have worked 28 12 hours shifts in a month more than once when agency nursing on the road. If your body and mind can tolerate it--go for it. I think that for most people it is too physically and mentally exhausting and efficiency decreases and risk for making errors increases. Just my opinion. Thanks.

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