i'm on shift work aswel, 2 days 6am till 6pm then 2 nights 6pm till 6am then 4 off, every 7 sets of that i get 18 days off which is cool
one of which starts on the 5th!
overtime is there but i'm lucky enough to be in a position that i don't "need" to do it so when i have 1st refusal on it i ask if the other guys with families/mortgages want it, if not i happily do it to help out, the other guys seem happy with that. the way i see it is they have a bigger need than me and i like having the time off.
having worked for small shops that require a massive amount of unpaid overtime just because you feel you should, i'm glad i'm not doing that anymore, although i preferred those jobs i have a better home/social life now.
i would like to be my own boss but when i see self employed people i think fairplay to them but they seem to have little life outside their work which is unfortunate as it means private life can suffer.
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