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Old 05-03-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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Considering ways to condense my schedule and be home more. I was thinking of doubling up on my weekends on so I be working 2 16s back to back.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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I did a stretch of 80 hour weeks for six months when I was starting my company. Does that count?

FYI - I don't allow my employees to do what you're proposing. Their productivity, attention, and effort drop off dramatically at 10 hours - and the burnout factor is SO high. I'd rather kick someone out of the office and tell them to go to their family/friends than have to restaff their position in 6 months.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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I've done it for several days per week for months on end. I was in my 20's-30's then and had the stamina to do so under the pressure of financial needs of a young family and house/cars payments.

I wouldn't recommend doing it … cognitive skills and attention span rapidly fall off after such a long day. What little free time you get after such a work schedule doesn't make up for the lost sleep and physical recovery of the working days.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:10 AM
 
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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.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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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.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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I worked that for a week. I worked with a sub-contractor that helped with a certain sporting event. I worked 8AM-11PM Sunday and then 10AM-11PM Monday-Wednesday. It happens in the line of work of security for live event venues pretty often especially if there are major events. Other times I've worked two jobs and probably done the same. Worked my normal "9-5" for 7 hours and then go and work a shift and back to my normal 9-5 the next day.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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You put others at risk when you do that.

Exactly - and the OP is in the medical/ nursing field. I can't even imagine that schedule would be legal.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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My shift is 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty...

Gotta love the Fire Brotherhood Life!
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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yes.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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Considering ways to condense my schedule and be home more. I was thinking of doubling up on my weekends on so I be working 2 16s back to back.
Don't know what field you are in. In nursing field, when employees phone in sick quite a bit, other staff volunteer, or are asked to work over-time a couple times back to back, 16 hours straight. And then after that, they phone in sick for a few days. And then somebody else has to work overtime again, even s/he does not want to, and that person will call in sick a few days later. Next. It's not a win-win situation. That's the problem with overloaded workloads assigned and pushing, shoving from the management in any field.

Of course, nobody should think of coming to work to do nothing or easy job; but when there are lots of increasing in workloads, pushing and shoving, people react.

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