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Old 05-05-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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I have done it, esp in the service, but it should only be for emergencies. Besides the huge drop in productivity, theres a big safety impact as well. Increased risk to themselves and coworkers on the job. And to themselves and innocent victims on the road. We lost someone just outside the our gate when a double shift worker from a nearby plant fell asleep and crossed the center line.

You put others at risk when you do that.
I have a friend who worked an evening shift and then a night shift together. She told me the morning after her 16 hours of work, she passed a red light without knowing it. She got stopped by a police officer. When the officer talked to her, he noticed her uniform on the passenger seat, and she looked so worn out. He forgave her and did not give her a ticket. But she was shaking of what she did and din't know she did it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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I have a friend who worked an evening shift and then a night shift together. She told me the morning after her 16 hours of work, she passed a red light without knowing it. She got stopped by a police officer. When the officer talked to her, he noticed her uniform on the passenger seat, and she looked so worn out. He forgave her and did not give her a ticket. But she was shaking of what she did and din't know she did it.
The OP is considering doing a 32-hour shift. It seems to me that would just put many patients in danger. I cant imagine that any hospital would allow it.
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:27 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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I still work 16-20 hour days, and I'm 60 years old. Of course, I usually don't work a 5 day week. But I have worked three days in a row and racked up 65 hours doing it. Summertime is a killer though.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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I used to work back to back 16 hour shifts when I was in the medical field. It was split between two locations, 8 hours at one then 8 at the other. I did it for about a year in my 20's.


No way would I want to do that now.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I work 10 hour shifts and I find that difficult as it is, but I also don't work a desk job, my job is a bit more physical. Nonetheless, you can only work for so long before productivity and your health are significantly dropping, and I know me personally, I don't want to be a failure at my job for this but also my body and mind. I don't want to suffer from dementia for example (potentially caused by lack of sleep in the younger years) for shifts like that.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Never had a situation where I had that option. I could do it now since I'm in an office job, and they don't require my ass glued to the chair. In other words, I can get up every now and then for breaks. However, this sort of position is the type where they wouldn't give you that option (or at the very least, you can work for two 16 days, but you won't get any OT nor get to flex that time to take the rest of the pay period off).


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Some employers offer 4-10 schedule - 4 days a week at 10 hours a day. 3 day weekends.

Or 5-9 where you work 8 9 hour days and 1 8 hour day and every 2 weeks you get a 3 day weekend.
I initially thought the same thing, but upon rereading the title, the OP specified 32 hours in a 48 hour pay period so we're talking 16 hours average for one day.
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I did a couple triple shifts when I was working at a convenience store - that was 24 hours in 48. What sucked was that when the third shift went past midnight, I was told that was a new day and I wasn't allowed OT for those last couple of hours. I also commuted 6 hours each way plus a full day at work for a year. So that would make 28 hours in 48. That was actually, a 70 hour week, but I did the best I could to sleep on the ferry going over and back, so that probably doesn't count.

But I do remember my whole last semester in high school. Six classes, plus two classes I was taking to make up enough credits to graduate, plus twelve hours a week working for a program that employs high school students, plus a full time job. Let me tell you, when a mother comes to me and says I don't know tired until I've had a kid, I just laugh in her face.
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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32 hours in a 48 hour span is pushing it.

Maybe go for 36 hours in a 72 hour span? Seems like you'd get a lot of the same benefits from your schedule compression that you desire... and it might be a bit more sustainable long-term for your overall well-being.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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32 hours in a 48 hour span is pushing it.

Maybe go for 36 hours in a 72 hour span? Seems like you'd get a lot of the same benefits from your schedule compression that you desire... and it might be a bit more sustainable long-term for your overall well-being.
I think the OP also said somewhere that he commutes one hour each way to work, so best case scenario here is that he probably gets about 5 hours of sleep between sleep assuming he only needs 1/2 hour to wind down and get ready between each shift. It would be one thing if he lived adjacent to the office and could fall into bed, but hed really be putting others at risk in that second shift with the limited sleep he will have.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I've done this recently between the two jobs I work. At age 43 it's getting more difficult though. Recovery time is longer. In my 20's I could do that, pound a sixer after and go right back at full speed the next day. No more of that!
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