Friday, September 14, 2007

Crazy working weekend

I've been working weekends for the past 5 years. Sure, I can have the weekend off, but I have to do so by taking vacation. That will be a plus when I start at the salon - no weekends. I might work a Saturday morning here and there, but I'll be able to decide that when the time comes.


My normal schedule is to work from 8am-4pm Thursday thru Sunday. Then on Sunday I have 8 hours off and then work midnight-8. It sounds much worse than it is. I was working Tuesday night, technically Wednesday morning from midnight-8, then my regular Thursday-Sunday. This is much better.

This weekend is a crazy schedule. One of my co-workers needed me to switch a shift with him. He wanted to work my day shift on Sunday and he asked that I work his midnight to 8 Sunday morning. Confused yet? Let me make this simple.

Saturday - work 8-4, have 8 hours off, go back to work at midnight and work until 8am (Sunday), have 8 hours off and work 4-midnight. Then I have to get Nathan up for school on Monday, get him, Jack and myself ready. I'll take Nathan to school and then take Jack to the doctor. Clear as mud?
Eeeek! I'll for sure look like that crazy cat in the end. I'm sure of it.

13 comments:

~ Amy ~ said...

Holy Cat Smokes - i'm confused!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow, what a schedule...how do you keep it straight and how do you know what day it is??!!

I answered your ???? about dinner, lunch etc. in my comments from the post about silage.

Miah said...

You are insane!

Jamey said...

I cannot keep your schedule straight and I am thoroughly counfuseda at this point. I too have worked every weekend for....going on 6 years. It kind of sucks in a way, but I like being home during the week. It has its good and bad. I will only be doing every other at the new job. Yeah!!

Tracy said...

Those who don't know you probably ARE confused. HA!

Good luck with your weekend. I know you'll be one tired cat!!

Actually~you might be looking like that cat!!

Heidi Jo said...

nice change...i had this one tested for my blog ~ but figured i'd changed enough lately:0)

Jamie said...

I want to see a crazy cat picture at the end of all this!! :)

Jenifer said...

Hee hee. Don't you just love dispatch schedules!

I followed you easily, but only because my schedule is just as kooky! I have 2 night with only eight hours off, with stinks with a 40 minute commute! I work 3-11p on Wed, 8a-11p(double) on Thurs, 7a-3p on Fri, and 7a-11p(another double) on Sun. And yes that equals 48 hours because we are all working mandatory OT until we get up to staff, once we do I will get Fridays off making my schedule 2 doubles and a single, or 40 hours in 3 days, which I love because I can still work full time and have 4 days off to be with my kids.

Confuse you yet?

Kerrie said...

Good Lord, Jenifer! That's nuts! We don't ever have mandatory OT. I think it's because we are small enough that it's never a problem.

Just Mom said...

You are one busy woman. I hope you can take a vacation some day.

the boedecker family said...

OMG your are talented! I don't think I could pull that off anymore!! I hope you make it through!! WOW!

Tess said...

Wow, that is a dandy. I hope you are holding up ok and getting some rest when you can!

Hang in there!

Lori said...

Sounds like your weekend schedule is crazy.
I'm sure you are looking forward to working day shifts in the salon.