Would you work 3rd shift for 20% more pay? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
View Poll Results: Would you work 3rd shift for an extra 20% pay?
Hell yes!!!! 16 53.33%
Yes, but I wouldn't like it. 6 20.00%
Hell, no!!!! 5 16.67%
No, I'm afraid my SO will take lessons from Tater's whore of an ex-wife while I'm gone at night. 3 10.00%
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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Would you work 3rd shift for 20% more pay?

Just curious how many people here would work 3rd shift for an extra 20% pay. I have the opportunity, and threw my name in the hat for it. I've worked 3rd's before and they suck, but damn, I'm so broke right now that I don't have a choice.

The shift I put in for is 9:30 pm to 6 am, Sunday night through Friday morning. If I get the shift, I'm on it for at least 6 months, maybe more. If I can work some OT and manage to get decent bonuses (we get them quarterly), it's quite possible that I could be out of debt within a year.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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I'd do it. But I have no social life either.... take a nap after work, ride when everybody else is working, take another nap, go to work. Definately worth the money to me. But the problem for you is going to be sleeping with that cute little pixie around the house.
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I'd do it. I just came off of overnights. I liked it. No management around.



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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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If it will make you debt free in a year-I would do it. I have a habit that prevents that. The more I make-the more I spend.
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20% more? Hell yeah I could use some extra $.

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I'd do it. But I have no social life either.... take a nap after work, ride when everybody else is working, take another nap, go to work. Definately worth the money to me. But the problem for you is going to be sleeping with that cute little pixie around the house.
Posted a poll, so now you can vote.

As for my daughter, her mother and I aren't together and she lives with her mom. I only get to see my girl on the weekends.
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Take the third shift, and maybe you can re-negotiate and pick her up in afternoons after school. Take her back to her mom when mom gets home from work and before you nap and go to work. One or two extra days a week when mom's tired from work anyway.
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Take the third shift, and maybe you can re-negotiate and pick her up in afternoons after school. Take her back to her mom when mom gets home from work and before you nap and go to work. One or two extra days a week when mom's tired from work anyway.
I forgot to mention that I live 1 1/2 hours away. Believe me, I'd have her much more often if I could. I'm trying to find work closer to her, but right now I haven't found anything that pays enough for me to live on.
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another reason to take third and get out of debt, then you can afford to take a slightly lower paying job becuase the Minimum monthly payments will consist of Rent, food and gas... no debt = more flexibility.

Definately do it.
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:37 AM
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I'd do that chit for 5% more pay.
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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Nope. I would miss out on life too much and that I can't put a price on.
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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 10:14 AM
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If I was single and didn't have a kid I would do it in a heartbeat but couldn't imagine working and sleeping and missing everything.

In your situation I would do it though.
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I would n have most my life. Less stressful working nights n less @ssholes tryin to look important.

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is he saying he makes $100k a years

I would n have most my life. Less stressful working nights n less @ssholes tryin to look important.
I make $100k in years too.

I like my schedule now... 2pm to 10pm or so... I will say this, it does ruin my ability to watch good TV and do certain things with friends during the week, but otherwise .

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If it will make you debt free in a year-I would do it.
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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Damn right I would. I've worked the night shift before and with the job I was doing at the time, there wasn't much going on. It was like being a government employee, get paid all kinds of money to do next to nothing.
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do it. i would.
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I work third shift for 7% right now..... Nights are usually less stressful alot less politics, but when the **** hits the fan at least were I work which happens often there is no help as far as important desicions. That is not a problem for a motorcyclist anyhow most of us are doers who don't need our hand held...

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Being single, no family right now I would. If I had a wife and kids at home, be a different story.

Another thing to keep in mind, are you able to sleep during the day????

Had a friend take a 3rd shift job, and could never get any sleep during the day w/o using a lot of sleeping pills etc.
He ended up switching shifts as he just couldn't handle it.

Nice thing is you kind of get a longer weekend...

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