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Old 19-12-2022, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I don't get it. Is working weekend and evening shifts really that bad? If total amount of hours worked per week is the same overall (44hr work week)

What do people do when they get home on weekdays and on weekends? I personally spent most of my time playing computer games or lying in bed watching videos, football etc. Even if you have family, doesn't mean you have to spend every second of your weekend/weekday evenings with them?

I agree that call is tiring, but not sure if working 8-5 on weekends or weekday evening shifts (till 9pm) is really that bad). I am in my late 30s (not exactly the youngest but I am single- disclaimer).

I am employed by a chain group on a 44hr contract, I know I don't earn as much as specialist or the mmeder ACs in ops/head of ops etc; but the pay is reasonably decent to support myself (at least). Honestly, I don't find the hrs that bad, and obviously I get to avoid all the admin work, teaching responsibility etc in the public sector.
Well yeah you're single and it also sounds like you don't really have much of a social life.

You lie in bed watching video's and play video games. Not everyone do that during their free time. A lot of people want to go out with friends, work on their hobbies, etc.

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