Working 7 days a week. Anyone do it? - page 2

Hi, I'm an RN, looking to go to UK. At the moment I have part time job at tertiary hospital, I work 7x 8 hours shifts per fortnight. I like working there part time because you don't get the day to... Read More

  1. by   kimmicoobug
    yeah, I liked the misspelled shift too...LOL!
  2. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by rebel_red
    Personally I was more concerned with Tweety's 6 hour "sh*ts"......last night thats all that happened at our facility........sh*t everywhere and us understaffed.......

    (((TWEETY))))) Sorry I just couldn't help myself!!!!!

    affectionately
    Tres
    who also speaks typonese.....
    :imbar


    hehehe, better edit that one.
  3. by   Jayne LPN
    Ok Guys,
    I have just re-read my entry from a couple of days ago. and I do feel that it was a slight bit harsh......I would like to apologize to all........I did over react just a wee bit... I hope I can be forgiven? I am very impressed that someone is able to save that amount of money.....and still be able to cover all their bills though......anyways....once again sorry.......
  4. by   bluesky
    My husband has been working 6 X 12's /wk for several months now to pay off our debt. He's not a very happy man, I'll tell you that. He's otherwise a very fit non-smoking guy (no inuendo there, y'all) and has still had at least 2 hypertensive crises and several migraines since this all started. He's also depressed, angry and resentful most of the time he is at home and claims that one day just isn't enough to recover. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend it for very long.

    Could a generous sign-on bonus from an agency perhaps compensate for the $2000 at least?
  5. by   Todd SPN
    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Jayne LPN I would like to apologize to all[QUOTE]

    Heck, who could stay mad at you:roll
  6. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Jayne LPN
    Ok Guys,
    I have just re-read my entry from a couple of days ago. and I do feel that it was a slight bit harsh......I would like to apologize to all........I did over react just a wee bit... I hope I can be forgiven? I am very impressed that someone is able to save that amount of money.....and still be able to cover all their bills though......anyways....once again sorry.......
    Apology accepted. I do appreciate it. I knew after we cooled down we could talk, I just didn't want to get into a shouting match with a fellow allnurses BB member.

    Anyway, my comment about the weight was that he works, eats out and doesn't get any exercise. Thus he's overweight. Health seems the price he's paying for retiring early. I only hope he doesn't regret it.

    Savers amaze me. It's really so easy to do. Why can't I do it????
  7. by   CseMgr1
    Originally posted by bluesky
    My husband has been working 6 X 12's /wk for several months now to pay off our debt. He's not a very happy man, I'll tell you that. He's otherwise a very fit non-smoking guy (no inuendo there, y'all) and has still had at least 2 hypertensive crises and several migraines since this all started. He's also depressed, angry and resentful most of the time he is at home and claims that one day just isn't enough to recover. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend it for very long.
    Amen....I was working 10 hr. shifts, 7 days a week, with NO overtime, when my back gave out on me 5 wks. ago. I couldn't sleep worth a damn, and I spent most of my waking hours either crying and dreading going to work...and then crying after I got there, because my back was killing me, and I was so overwhelmed by the workload.

    I'm at home now on STD, and am broke, but am MUCH better off emotionally, spiritually and physically than I have ever been. Please tell your husband to take care of himself. While it is good that he is trying to pay off your debts, what good is it going to do, if he becomes physically unable to work (or worse), because he is killing himself? Your creditors will still be there...and believe me, they wouldn't give a rat's a--, if he were to drop dead....they'd just come after YOU, instead.
  8. by   Audreyfay
    At one time I was working up to 10 days in a row of 8 hour shifts. Then I hurt my back. That ended that. In fact, it pretty much ended my floor nursing. What did I learn? I learned that the body needs some rest and exercise. All work is not enough for the body. Work is not necessarily the right kind of work for your body. That was almost 10 years ago. My nursing job now is not physical, BUT...I work 12 days in a row, and then 2 off. I told hubby I would do this for 1 more year to get him through school, and then I will only commit to 1 full time job, not a full time and part time job! Hope I make it! :uhoh21:
  9. by   live4today
    Are you guys and gals crazy or what? WHAT in the WORLD is more important than YOU? Why are you all working your life away like this? There ARE more exciting and more meaningful ways to spend one's life! I'm SHOCKED that so many of you work those kind of hours each week! No way would I spend my life doing that! What's the point nurses?
  10. by   Audreyfay
    Cheerful....it depends on what one likes to do! My telephone triage job, I get to visit with some very interesting people. It's like my entertainment! I really enjoy it! I like to be busy. It keeps me happy. But......if I was unhappy with what I was doing, it would be changed in a heartbeat!
  11. by   JudyG
    I don't know how you guys can work soooo many hours. I work in acute care on the floor. I do 12 hr shifts and CAN NOT do more than three in a row. The most I've worked is 60 hrs on the floor in one week and I was so physically and mentally exhausted. I'm 36 with teen age kids so I'm not comming home to real little ones either.
  12. by   Tilleycs
    Savers amaze me. It's really so easy to do. Why can't I do it????
    3rdShift, please don't take this as singling you out, but people who don't save money - the bottom line for most of them - they don't save money because they don't REALLY want to. I'm not talking about the people who have medical bills that are sky-high, or all the other exceptions - I'm talking about normal, healthy people who work all week. They probably have the "Yeah, that's a great idea, I think I'd like to do that...someday" attitude.

    They may INTEND to start one day, but their ACTIONS show their REAL attitude toward it - they're not serious about getting started anytime soon. What is holding them back? Maybe they think that if they made more money, they would somehow magically transform into people who save money. No way. Because their HABIT is to spend everything they make. It all comes down to lifestyle and your money choices. How you handle $5 is how you'd handle $5,000.

    It's the same as everything else - the hardest part is getting started, but once you do, it becomes a habit, just like not saving any money is a habit.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents. I hope you're able to make some decisions and get started. There's no magic to it, and you'll feel a LOT better about things once you get rolling.

    Peace!

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