Shifts certainly get harder as you get older

chickenrunner

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We had an operator on plant who was heading towards retirement when we were having some new equipment installed. One day I walked in the new control room and noticed a piece of tape stuck on the bottom corner of the HMI ....................... "well I'm here for 8 f**king hours I don't need to be constantly reminded about the time on that screen". I mentioned it in passing to some of the lads working on the development and later discovered they reprogrammed the HMI so the clock jumped round different positions on the screen every 5 minutes. :ROFLMAO:
 

Erimus74

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We had an operator on plant who was heading towards retirement when we were having some new equipment installed. One day I walked in the new control room and noticed a piece of tape stuck on the bottom corner of the HMI ....................... "well I'm here for 8 f**king hours I don't need to be constantly reminded about the time on that screen". I mentioned it in passing to some of the lads working on the development and later discovered they reprogrammed the HMI so the clock jumped round different positions on the screen every 5 minutes. :ROFLMAO:
😁
 

Norfolkred1

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Getting harder by the year, a couple of rest days then we go again 👍
Same here mate. Even though I'm doing agency driving it works out driving some 7 hours a day and starting to feel by the end of the week. Saving grace is that I have started taking a day or two off every other week.
 

Erimus74

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Keep counting down the days until you retire Erimus74, hopefully might make it that bit easier. 😀
Cheers Corco65, certainly do, I do still enjoy & probably still, love my job, just when I get to my 1st rest day I just feel lethargic, age thing I know
 

Artie Fufkin

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Dont know how you fellas can stick shifts for so long. I'm just a soft office monkey so never done shifts, but the mrs, not quite yet 50, had to switch from nursing to a 9-5 role a couple of years ago as she'd had enough. Especially the flip flopping of mixing days and nights and never having any routine
 

Erimus74

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Dont know how you fellas can stick shifts for so long. I'm just a soft office monkey so never done shifts, but the mrs, not quite yet 50, had to switch from nursing to a 9-5 role a couple of years ago as she'd had enough. Especially the flip flopping of mixing days and nights and never having any routine
I can see the benefit of both sides TBH, all have plusses & minuses
I'm a big believer that been on shifts is a better for social life but in the end you pay the consequence, or is it just getting older & the continuous toil is playing on your body
 

junos_boots

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Been doing 12 hour shifts for 27 years now nightshifts never get any easier on the body.
I did shift work at Cresstale on Teesside Ind Estate for a few years and always preferred nights as the idiotic time and motion bloke was never wandering around. The time when it was awful though was working overtime weekends when the clock went back, it was dispiriting when clock was ceremoniously wound backwards.
 

chickenrunner

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Dont know how you fellas can stick shifts for so long. I'm just a soft office monkey so never done shifts, but the mrs, not quite yet 50, had to switch from nursing to a 9-5 role a couple of years ago as she'd had enough. Especially the flip flopping of mixing days and nights and never having any routine
Careful AF don't give shift lads too much sympathy. I've heard all the 'front line', 'cutting edge', 'super hero' stuff and how tough shifts are then as soon as you ask 'em to come onto days for a spell they'll think of a million excuses not to. :LOL:
 

BoroFur

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Hats off to you guys on nightshift I'm not sure I'd cope.

Michael Stipe's tribute to nightshift workers (y)

 
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