Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Nights Begin

I got promoted at work a few weeks ago and while that is a very good thing, it also means that I'm going to be doing shift work for a while. Shift work means I'll work 14 days a month, 7 days and 7 nights. Each shift is 12 hours. This week I start working nights. The next four nights I'll go to work at 5 p.m. and get off work at 5 a.m. This means that for the next four days, I will probably only see Beth for a combined 2 hours or so. When I get home from work, she'll be on her way to work and when she gets home from work, I'll already be gone to work. We are definitely going to have to get used to this new schedule, but if you can get past the 7 nights that I have to work a month, it's a pretty good deal. Instead of driving to work 20+ times a month, I'm now driving only 14. Instead of having 8 days off a month, I'll now get 15 off including 7 days in a row off every month. I'm hoping this will allow Beth and I to get a little extra travel time in next summer when she's off work. Anyway, tonight's my first night and I hope it goes well....I'll be missing my new bride the whole time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there T - shift work doesn't last forever.... I did it for about 1.5 years early in career at Phillips - before Mom and I met.... if you can get past short change - long change is easy....

Love - Dad

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