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- Aug 2, '12 by Ivanna_NurseI'm semi oldish... 34. And sorta in shape. Round IS a shape! I work 3 12s for my regular position and at least one extra 12 if not 2 every week. For me, it's easy money and I don't mind going. But you have to love the job or you will feel like toast! Ivanna
- Aug 2, '12 by Paco-RNThink about the patients that you're jeopardizing as you try to medicate them while you're exhausted and dreaming of extra cash. No bueno. I don't care how old you are, no one should be working that kind of stretch regularly in this profession. The body needs rest at any age.
- Aug 2, '12 by Do-overQuote from marycarneyRight, and the average life expectancy was probably less than 50 years... Not saying its related, but all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And cranky, tired, sick, etc.A century ago, the STANDARD work schedule was 5-12 hour shifts PLUS a half shift on Saturday. No paid vacation, no paid sick time.
No judgement, just sayin'.
- Aug 2, '12 by VinniesguyDid it when I was younger - too old that now. I felt dreadful by the time my days off came though! Took two days to recover!!
- Aug 2, '12 by mom35Yes, even though most of us at my hospital do it, it is exhausting! I dont really mind four days, but the five is very tiring. I just dont know how the rn's I work with do it! Many of them are over 40, not that it is old, and work five twelve hour days and only two days per week off, and usually not even two days off in a row!! One rn worked six days and when they started putting her on call she went prn somewhere else to keep up that six 12 hr per week . I am really considering telling boss that I would like to work three one week and then four the next. If we dont tell him, he automatically schedules us for five each week!!
- Aug 2, '12 by MommyandRNI worked with two nurses who worked full time (3 12s) at one job and PT (2 12s) at another. Both bosses fine with the arrangement and were flexible with schedule. Both that I am thinking of had kids and their husbands were stay at home dads. Makes sense if you can tough it out. I don't think you would be allowed to do 60 hrs a week in one place though.
- Aug 2, '12 by JZ_RNPossible, yes. Wise, no. I work five 9 hr days a week and it's tiring. But I had to get out of LTC misery.
- Aug 2, '12 by anotheroneyes. i do it often enough as either ot or scheduling a lot of days ina row. as in thur,fri, sat, sun,mon