January 12, 2012

12 Hour Shifts....Bleh

These 12 hour shifts are kicking my ass. It's more like 13 actual hours at work. Then add in about 1 1/2 hours drive time round trip. That makes it 14 1/2 -15 hours dedicated to work including travel time. That leaves 9 hours left in my day. 9 hours left to eat, shower, take care of the dog, and sleep. After 3 working days in a row, I'm beat. I'm too tired to do anything anymore.

1 comment:

NP Odyssey said...

I remember that nursing. I use to work 12-hour nights, thinking yeah 4 days off.
Then moved to 12-hour days, thinking busier, but 4 days off and I did not have to adjust to be awake during the days.
Later having the realization like you that 12 hours is really a 15-hour commitment, I jumped on 8 hours shifts.
After a few years, it was time to go back to school and get out of bedside nursing altogether.