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Old 08-12-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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yup, I was on midnights at work ( 11:00 - 7:00 ). I was able to go to second shift, so I took the opportunity, I am recently married and like to be home every night

well, I was on that shift for about 2 months and now I am being "bumped" back to midnights :( here we go again, no matter how much sleep I get on that shift, I still always feel tired as hell, and have no ambition to do anything at all. I hate being the low guy in seniority, and the factory I work at has little to no turnover. Nobody wants to quit because the pay is extremly good in the area + full benefits and 401K. Bottom line is that you can't really go anywhere else around here and make more money without a college education, and even then, it can be hard to do.

I figure I will able to finally get to day shift and stay there in about 10 more years
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well, I was on that shift for about 2 months and now I am being "bumped" back to midnights :( here we go again, no matter how much sleep I get on that shift, I still always feel tired as H***, and have no ambition to do anything at all.
the human body was created to function during daylight, not much you can do about that . that sucks for you man, i hear ya though
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Where I work at we run a 24 hour operation as well. Since I got on board from the very beginning, they gave me the choice of shift, and I took first (though 3rd pays 2 bux an hour more, I cant see that being worth a good sleep). I'm quite happy...but I got shafted to working every weekend shortly after accepting. Which is no biggie...as compensation, I work 4-9 hour days, and get paid for a 40-hour workweek
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I can relate. I would like to change careers but it is hard to find something that pays me as much as I make without a college degree. Perhaps someone will retire soon and you can get the desired time slot you seek.

Which should be a point taken by the younger people on here. If you want to make good money in life get your education!!! I got married when I was right out of high school and started my family. I tried going back but it was too hard to work full time, raise a child alone and attend school. Now that I have the time I don't have to money. Go to school while you're still young and be done with it.
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Now that I have the time I don't have to money. Go to school while you're still young and be done with it.
This is one area where I am very fortunate with my job. They will pay %100 of any schooling ( including books ) that I take that could advance my career through them. I have plans of taking some classes soon and later on becoming an extrusion technician.

There are 18 extruder operators at my shop, I am number 17 in seniority, but I have been doing this for 3 years now and I can run circles around people that have been doing this for 20 or more years The current extrusion techs that we have are extremly impressed with my work and I have even talked to them about getting a tech position in the future and they said I would be a great candidate. There are two of the techs in our shop, and I figure one will retire in maybe 10 - 15 years which will give me enough experience to feel comfortable moving up.

Huhtamaki ( Hoo - ta - mah - kee ) is a worldwide corporation based in Finland ( not china )in packaging with plants in Europe, South America, China and of course USA. The plant that I work in has the techs and they will travel to any plant that needs them to set up new equipment or fix problems. I am really hoping that I can get into this postion later, and I am confident that I will.
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Funny, when I was on 3rds years ago I loved it. It actually took me a long time to get used to not being on it anymore.
Ofcourse it helped that I still lived at home then, just me an dmom, and she worked days so the house was quiet and my window faced west so I was ablw to keep the room pretty dark.
Hope something works out and you can get the shift you want.
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3rds eh? well just keep working hard and good things will be just around the corner for you.
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%The hardest part I had working 3rd was the transition to a daytime schedule for my days off and then back to 3rds. Eventually I just kept to the 3rd shift schedule and that helped alot. It was ruff on the marriage thou.
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Hi. Just thought I'd put my opinion on this subject. As far a Ryan being sent to 3rds again, it does really suck. Out of four years of being with him, I have spent 3 1/2 years sleeping by myself. It sucks to say this but I am more used to having the bed to myself than I am sharing it. It took me almost the whole two months to get used to sharing it with him. Almost as soon as I did he got bumped. Needless to say I haven't been sleeping very well the last few days and that makes it even harder on my body including being almost 8 months pregnant and doubling my working hours a week. It is hard on me but I don't complain to him b/c there'* nothing he can do about it and I know he hates never being able to see me as it is. I pray for the day he gets a better shft and stays there. That'* all I can do for now. No sense in making it harder on him when all he is trying to do is provide for his family.

He'* a good man and husband and I am sure he'll be a great father and I am grateful for what I do have and don't dwell on the things I don't or can't have.
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Most people would be thrilled to have the bed to themselves... j/k..

It'll work out.. I know a few couples that had the same issue. Weekends and other time becomes very important.
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