Why do some employers want you to be doing 12 hr shifts. I came here to work, I don't live here!! ?

When I get home there's no enough time to sleep well through out the morning and to get prepared properly for the next day and do this 3 or 4 days in a row. 

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Do they have a suggestion box?  Instead of filling it up with used wads of dirty chewing gum I would suggest they install employee beds, showers or full-blown apartments on the premises.  If they're going to abuse you like that then you might as well just live there so they can abuse you properly...

  • April
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    One of my friends work as a Direct Support Professional (works at a group home for those with intellectual disabilities) and works 16+ hour shifts. Typical work week is over 80 hours. 

    Working 12 hours 3-4 days/week is nothing. If you only work 40 hours, you have good work-life balance.

  • a
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Plenty of people like to work only three days a week and have four off. I'd sure give it a try, if it was offered to me.

    I think one of the hospitals nearby routinely schedules nurses for three 12 hour shifts a week. 

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Some people do this 5 days a week permanently. If you don't like it then leave.

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  • 1 month ago

    Plenty of people like 12-hour shifts.

    You cut down on commuting hours.

    You really can't eat & sleep in the 12 hours off shift? 

    Leave the shopping, cleaning, laundry and going to the gym for the non-working days

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because they long for the days when they could chain their workers to the workplace. 

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