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I am currently working all weekend every weekend.

Posted By: And I really really do not like it. on 2008-11-14
In Reply to: Has anyone ever done this? - sjk

I get so burnt out although I do have work on the weekends, and then there is nobody home or friends to do things with during the week because they are all working or at school. I really dislike this schedule a lot. Plus I never get to do anything on the weekends or plan for anything while everyone else is off. I wouldn't mind 1 day every weekend but 2 days plus Friday is really doing me in. Good luck to you whatever you decide. Do think long-term, because when I decided to go for this kind of schedule, I did not consider the repercussions of long-term every weekend day and Friday.

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what's everyone doing this weekend?

every weekend here
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Thank you so much! I will definitely go check it out over the weekend! nm
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Question On Weekend Shift..

Do you work on national holidays if they fall on Friday or Monday? Thanks in advance.


*this is a repost. don't know what happen with my other post.

Albuquerque NM has had evacuees since last weekend

We are even getting some in our small town of Ruidoso.  I can't believe the negative postings I'm reading on this board regarding these unfortunate people.  I'm really surprised. 


they are all rested while I worked all weekend.
I wish I was a doctor and could afford a vacation. Half a day off would be nice too.
Diskriter needs weekend coverage - nm
no msg
One weekend night every week. Since we both
it's our treat to ourselves.
Look on the job board, someone just posted a weekend only job - nm
meant weekend, tired
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I don't have a husband or kids, and I'd rather work and let others be off, if possible.   It would be different if I worked in an office every weekend, but somehow, working at home, it doesn't seem so bad.  I can get up early, get my work done, and have most of the day left if I want to do something. 

Sorry that you're unhappy with it.  Just part of the business, I guess. 

Super Bowel Weekend? LOL

We went through this on the weekend on the word board (sm)
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Yep, that about sums it up. Weekend TV sucks.