I love, love, love 12-hour shifts. Try to pry them from my cold fingers!
As a bedside nurse, I simply do not want to see needy patients or their demanding family members five days
per week. I do not want to see the faces of my managers or coworkers five days
per week. I simply do not want to be at the workplace five days
I'd rather work a compressed schedule of three 12-hour shifts to have four days off per week. I also liked working two 16-hour weekend double shifts to get five days off in a row every week.
But five 8-hour shifts per week at the bedside? That would be hell on earth for me. I wouldn't want to do it unless I was on the verge of homelessness.
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I need to be able to exercise and take care of myself in order to be happy at work!
I work 12-hour night shifts and take care of myself. In fact, I exercise five to seven days per week. After my shifts end in the morning, I head straight to the 24-hour gym for a workout.