For those who work 12's and do self scheduling

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    I'm trying to think of how to schedule myself so that I won't burn out and will have time for school, church, and other activities.
    Good news is that I don't go back to school until spring of 2013, so I have a few months of just work and play.
    My job requires one monday and friday and two weekends a month.
    I'm thinking something like this:
    Week one- mon, tue, friday
    week two-wed, sat, sun
    week three-tue, thur, sat
    Week four- tue, wed, friday

    IDK. I've done three days on and five days off and hated it. It burned me out quickly. My ideal schedule would be part time two days a week but the hubby isn't a big fan of me working parttime. Atleast now while we have bills up to our neck.

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    I don't do self scheduling, but when I work 12s I like to do 2 in a row, a few days off, then work one more. It takes me just as much time to recover from one 12 than it does for 2 in a row. Looks like what you planned out would allow you to do the most outside of work.
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    Are allowed to splt weekends? You might find it easier to do 2 days in a row, the have time off rather than just work one shift at a time as you would probably have the same pts that way. Doing only one shift at a time could mean a different assignment each day.
    xoemmylouox likes this.
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    Shoot when I did 12s at night I wanted all 3 in a row. Then I had up tp 5 days away.. It was great for me. Sure those 3 days sucked, but it's called work for a reason. That of course does not mean that works for everyone. Try out that schedule and see how you do. Adjust as needed. Good luck to you.
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    I group my days together, so ultimately I am off for 5-6, then work like...Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, Tues, for 6 then work Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed, then start over with the first group. Yes, it is tiring, but I just LOVE my days off. I can get tons done, and I'm in school too, so it gives me time for school work, housework, shopping, etc.
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    That schedule would seem okay as long as you are working days... If not, while working nights, in a row is the only way to go. I work nights so the only way I feel like I get any time off is by doing my days in a row. I still feel like my first day is shot just because I have to sleep. Working days allows for more flexible scheduling though.
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    I work nights and would rather do 6 in a row with 8 off.

    I ALWAYS do my 3 in a row. Get the week over with and relax
    JenRN30 likes this.
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    How about Thurs - Tues? 6 in a row, then 8 off. Those 6 shifts are hard, but the 8 off is so nice. You have time to be a normal person.

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