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Note to self: no whining, no slacking
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I maintain that if you have never worked a few 12 hour night shifts in a row, mostly on your feet, then you have never truly been tired.

(Three minutes with fingers on the home row, glazed eyes slowly blinking at the screen...)

I got nothin'.

Try me tomorrow.
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mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: November 6th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

12 hour nights

Oh, how well I remember not remembering the drive home in the mornings, and sleeping for who knows how long in the driveway! And in front of the computer! And maybe even on the toilet! Thanks for making those times a thing of the past for me (at least for now anyway).
arethusa From: arethusa Date: November 20th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

12-hour shifts in a row...

every other week i work 4-12 hour shifts in a row in the ER. i know about tired. i'm going to be 47 next month and 47 is WAY too old to work 4 back-to-back 12 hour shifts in a row in ANY hospital, much less the ER.

the good news is that every other week i work 3 back-to-back 12 hour shifts. heh. that's still too many. whatever happened to 8 hour shifts? after doing 12 hour shifts, i can do 8 standing on my head. those 4 extra hours seem designed solely for the purpose of kicking my butt.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: November 20th, 2004 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 12-hour shifts in a row...

Stumbled in from nurses_notes I see. Thanks for dropping by and commenting! I used to work a 4 and 3 schedule over two weeks, but I didn't work the shifts all in a row like you do. Ugh. However, I know you like the days off in a row like that!

I went to a weekend schedule so I work every Friday and Saturday and every other Tuesday. So, I work 60 hours in two weeks now, but get paid for 80 because it's weekends. I plan to retire from this job! ;-) I work in the Trauma ICU of this Level I Trauma Center so I receive patients from the ER (we call it the ED for Emergency Department) all the time. I don't want your job!

Personally, I prefer the 12-hour shifts because I like working fewer days. I also work nights because I am a natural night owl. I hate mornings and feel best in the evening and at night.

Thanks again for visiting and commenting, Denise. It is nice to meet you!
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: November 23rd, 2004 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 12-hour shifts in a row...

It is apparently a character flaw of yours that you didn't immediately realize the need to friend me. However, as patience is something I aspire to achieve, I am willing to friend you anyway, should you allow it. ;-)

(Would like to friend you, if that's okay!)
arethusa From: arethusa Date: November 23rd, 2004 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 12-hour shifts in a row...

thank you for pointing out my flaws. i didn't believe i had any, but you've set me straight. ;) i'm honored that you'd like to friend me. i will be delighted to friend you back. but be warned, i can be quite boring, what with the HIPPA laws. ;)

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