I work twelve hour dayshifts, but by the time I actually clock out, I've already put in an added hour plus...many times without my rest breaks and lunchtimes are shortened to 20 minutes.
Surviving one hour
on a job of nursing takes skill honey. :chuckle
If you make it through eight hours still standing, the added four will just numb you so you won't know that you can't go on. :chuckle
For me...I do twelve hour shifts because I couldn't stand being at work five days without a break, or with one day off and back to work. I don't want to be at work everyday. It takes a lot of mental energy for me to prepare to be at work three twelve hour shifts a week. What gets me through it? Knowing I will have a two or three day stretch of "off time" in between.
Sometimes I work two twelves in a row with two or three days off, and sometimes I work a twelve, off a day, back on a twelve, then off two, then work two, then off three.......... It gets hairy at times, but my off time is precious.
Do what is comfy for you dahlin. I wish you the best while your at it.