Originally Posted by scarybaldguy
Is there any way you can get off 3rd?
...actually I LOVE 3rd shift. I have been doing it for about 18 months now...and did it for 5 years (about 4 years back). Now that I am back to being a single mom, technically I can switch to first shift...but i don't want to for the following reasons:
1-If the kids are sick from school, I have to take a day off.
2-In wisconsin, we seem to have a lot of snow/late start days, I would have to take a day off
3-For any dr appts/dentists/etc, I would have to take a day off.
4-I would have to work Monday-Friday 8am-5pm to get my hours in...when I can get all my hours in in 4 days instead...and have it much more relaxed.
I work logistics (sorry not health care), so i am at a desk on a computer all night (working with semi drivers and such). I work Wednesday/Thursday nights from 10pm-7am, and Friday/Saturday nights from 9pm-8am...with many many saturdays working until 1200. With my shift I have an unlimited amount of overtime I can pick up (someone on days will call in, and with working nights I know a little about all 30 accounts we handle).
Plus my xhusband gets our boys at 4pm on Wednesday and I pick them up at church at 9am on Sunday...so it works out perfectly for my schedule. Also when I work Friday and Saturday nights I am alone in the entire building, so it is relaxing and not very busy....lots of down time (which I enjoy).
I used to take walk around the inside of the building (6 times around is about 1.10 miles)...but I have been lazy and haven't been doing that lately
I do seem to get the 3am munchies...but that doesn't help that day shift (especially friday nights) will send emails letting us know that they had a "food day" and all leftovers are in the fridge for the taking....and they are GOOD (bad calorie) left overs...lol
I just need to get out of this "slump" and start actively losing weight..I know I will feel better...just need to get motivated....grrrrr