Where did 12 hour shifts come from? - page 2
I've been reading this web site for a couple of months and also work the 12's, that is all that is available where I work. I and others seem pretty tired at the end of 3 12 hour shifts! I realize... Read More
Sep 1, '06Quote from meownsmileThats kind of what I was thinking much less disorganization from shift changes. I agree with the thought that 8 hours exhaust me so adding another 4 on really isn't a huge deal most of the time. It would be nice for people to have the option though because I know 12s aren't for everyone.I think part of it came out of continuity of care for patients also. You have to agree that people get better care when there may be only 2 nurses caring for them over a 24 hour period than if 3 or 4 people are taking care of them.
Sep 1, '06Hi,
My name is Sherry, first time on the board. I work the 12 hour night shifts (7p-7a) in the emergency dept. here in the FingerLakes area in New York. I just prefer working 3 days a week compared to 5-8hour shifts. I have to admit that 3 in a row is tough, my shifts don't always fall like that, usually 2 on and 2 off 1 on. Where the 12's come from, I have no idea.
I'm a hairdresser also(for 30 yrs) and I own a shop, so these shifts enable me to still do my regular customers on Fri. & Sats. and then I work an extra day or two at the shop to do whatever...you see I also have a Heat Transfer Press machine, where I can print up teeshirts, canvas bags, mouse pads things in this line.
In my "Spare" time I assist with autopsies, I enuculate eyes and do hair at Funeral Homes.
I also have a 14 yo son(going on 40) who is the idol of my eyes,who I love to spend time with. But he's at that age, where he like to spend the time, 4 wheeling, going to the movies, races and so on with his buddies, which is great for him, we get our times in together.
I'd like to thank Allnurses for wishing me a , I am as old as the year I was born. I'd like to say I was born in '35, but in REALITY the numbers are reversed. Oh well, I don't feel my age, and alot of people say that I don't look my age, my son says, "You don't look that old"..wasn't he sweet!
That's about it for now, Everone..have a great day!