Three 12s vs Five 8s - page 3

I know this has already been discussed before. So what I wanna talk about it again. Thanks. Anybody else currently debating between these two? I'm sure we are all aware of the pros/cons of... Read More

  1. by   kitty29
    I have worked both....and I am parttime (.75). Currently we do not have a choice its all 12 hour shifts. I like them and do as many as 4 in a row in order to get a week off. I work straight nights as well.

    Before this change to all 12's, I worked 8 hour evenings with 12 hour nights on the w/e. Loved that until there was no one to trade with anymore.
  2. by   kbrn2002
    I've done both and my preference is very much in the 12 hour camp. I work 3 days a week at 36 hrs instead of 4 days a week at 32 hours so I gain a full 8 hours of pay in 2 less days in a pay period. It's also a little easier at least in my mind to deal with the mandates, after all I am already there 12 hours, so really what's 4 more?
  3. by   LovingLife123
    3 12's hands down. I get to spend an additional 2 full entire days a week with my kids. No just a couple of hours at night.

    With the 12s I drive in before rush hour and leave after rush hour. Doing 8s I'd be in rush hour traffic which would add an additional total 45 minutes to driving each day.
  4. by   jive turkey
    Quote from LovingLife123
    3 12's hands down. I get to spend an additional 2 full entire days a week with my kids. No just a couple of hours at night.

    With the 12s I drive in before rush hour and leave after rush hour. Doing 8s I'd be in rush hour traffic which would add an additional total 45 minutes to driving each day.
    This is what generally pulls me away from 8s. Traffic. By the time you factor that in living in the city it's now equal to a 10hr like day. MAYBE if it was an 8hr job in a small town no traffic five minutes from home and enough time to go home for lunch, or work from home/remote, or no fixed in and out time. But sometimes you get sick of thinking about work so often when it's 5 times.

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