- Apr 6, 2002
at the VA moo
It sounds like your body doesn't like the 12 hour shifts. Are you off work each evening now? Or do your 8 hours rotate?Ugh now that I'm back on mostly day shifts I just have zero time to myself. I'm always working. Yeah it's nice to be working from home but I miss having more 12h shifts and more days off. Makes for long weeks. Guess I've been spoiled with all my time off when I was on mostly all nights.
If this ends up helping my sleep clenching issue I guess it will be worth it in the end.
The issue is nights are only 12h so asking for nights guarantees 12h shifts, while days are mix of 8h and 12h, and since I'm low on the seniority list I get mostly 8h when I'm on days, so I get less time off. I don't mind the 12h shifts, I think it's the nights themselves that mess with my body. Even though I actually like working nights I think my body does not. But I'm not actually sure if that's the issue yet, just trying this as an experiment. The 12h day shifts are harder due to having to be up earlier, and it's always busy after 5pm, but they also mean more time off, so I still prefer them.It sounds like your body doesn't like the 12 hour shifts. Are you off work each evening now? Or do your 8 hours rotate?