Sunday, March 12, 2006

Change In the Winds

For the first time in about 4 years, I'm going to have a weekend day off. At work they post shift bids, and I won the Thursday/Friday/Saturday days-off shift. Aside from when I was on graveyard for years, I haven't had a weekend day off for, well... four years.

I don't know what I'm going to do with a weekend day off. Saturday's free? I don't know what that is anymore! My goal is to get the Sunday/Monday/Tuesday days-off shift, which should become available soon, but for now, this is a nice change.

Although, I may have shot myself in the foot for the next two weeks.

See, for the next 11 days, I think I only get 1 day off. Due to the way our work weeks go (Sunday through Saturday), when I switch days off, I'll wind up working a straight 7 days (Thursday through Wednesday the following week). Add to that the fact that I signed up for 2 days of overtime THIS week, that leaves me one day off.


Oh well, the money's good, the job's easy, and it'll be over soon.

And I'll have a Saturday, somewhere in there, to spend with family.


Nettie said...

So much for the bidding wars.

Mike J. said...

Ha! Yes... when you have most of the ammunition, it's a short battle.

Ed Abbey said...

Money is a necessary evil in this world unfortunately. I feel very fortunate that I work a straight "9 to 5" job five days a week. I don't know what I would do without two days off.

Ed Abbey said...

... probably rant on a blog or something. :)

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sage said...

I'm a lot like you. I've never had a 9-5 job in my life. I work some on the weekends--always work a few nights a week--but I do have a lot of flexiblity too, which I enjoy.

Mike J. said...

Believe me, I don't lament the job itself, just this stupid chain of events that led to so many days working in a row.

Normally I have 3 days off each week, and work a 4/10 schedule. I LOVE the three days off, when we don't have hundreds of hours available in overtime each week at work. The OT is voluntary, but it's not always available, so I like to take advantage of it when I can.

Bstermyster said...

I have felt like that before, one time I volunteered to help with a system conversion on Fri night, all day Saturday and Sunday after working Mon-Fri 8-6. I wanted to be helpful but then I was like, man, why in the world did I volunteer for this. I was very delirious at the end.