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is it possible to work 20 hours a day for a week, might have to do this (and get mad £££££ but also die probably)
11pm - 7am
work my normal job
is that 20 hours idk i have no math skills but its a lot
You could probably just about do it.
well doable if you can move one of the shifts by an hour i'd say.
is the night shift work the bit money? take some holiday from normal work during this time period maybe?
You can opt out of the European Working Directive voluntarily.
that it's not legal to be able to do this. SRSLY.
And the travelling
esp as you're getting between two different jobs.
many years ago, personally I'd rather just be broke.
9.30pm-6.15am (election count)
as Epimer will testify, I was fucked.
And NOTHING ELSE.
is getting all the proper action.
slept for about 3 hours and then drove to the bus stop to get a 6:30am bus to do a job interview/assessment day from 9am to about 2pm, got a bus back home and then did another 6pm to 2am shift.
but im too old now
Also, I'm presuming job number 2 is cash in hand, otherwise you could get tax coded to fuck and have to claim back at the end of the year.
fuck i dont know anything about working
AFAIK, you won't lose out unless the total over the year somehow tips you over into the next highest tax band come next April.
But, if you were put onto an emergency tax code, they'll take more tax right now and you'll have to wait until later to claim it back, possibly April. This is how I seem to recall it working.
So my point is really that if you're doing it right now for a short term boost of cash it's fine as long as you bank on maybe only getting 2/3 (maybe even slightly less) of the total after all the tax and NI payments are taken out.
yeah i think the emergency tax thing is unavoidable for me this month anyway cause my p45 came in too late fo rmy new job
between the end of one shift and the beginning of the next.
or at least - i think they do. When I started my most recent job I had to declare additional work I was doing - including voluntary work...
i think he'll get away with it
MY HOLIDAY IDEA IS THE BEST
and many agency workeer often do unless they are bound by regulations to do with drivng or operating heavy machinery.
you could try and get a couple of five-hour bar shifts for the evenings.
everywhere seems to rely on agencies nowadays :(
(from the one time i went to a premier inn) so i can get a bit of sleep in. which would be a lot easier than at a bar! just found out this week that my bastard bank want my student overdraft paid back by the end of august - ie my birthday. happy birthday to me :'(
oh right! if you can get some sleep in then obviously the more hours the better. if you do it i hope it doesnt end up disrupting your life/affecting your health too much x
Where I've been at work for about 4 days but my night shifts were just sleep in/on-call and then the day shift. Was grim as fuck and that was with about 4 or 5 hours kip at work. You won't make it.
- Eating three meals a day at work
- Waking up in the middle of the night (or in your case, the bus journey) and believing you're still at work
- All semblance of a social life to disappear
- Generally going a bit nuts
If all of that sounds fine, then yeah you can do it.
But it goes from zero to JG Ballard quite quickly (as you probably know, lawface).
TIPPOVER INTO MADNESS point. I'm on week 2 but feeling really good actually- probably because I know i'm giving myself a couple of nights off for world cup stuff (SQUEEEE).
i do double shifts all the time and work like 18-20 hours straight, but i mostly sit at a computer and pretend i'm doing stuff
I'll probbaly do around 100 this week,.
it's totally possible if you're relatively healthy.
I live two minutes walk from my office, so I could leave work at 2.30am and be back at my desk by 7am with a solid 4 hours sleep under my belt. which is not far off what I get anyway when I'm socialising or staying up late to watch TV.
and which wipes out any time for sleeping. If you're in one office or you live close to your office, it makes a big difference.
When I was on secondment and still had to cover my previous job. I used to travel 40 minutes to work, do 8.30-5.30, then travel across town for another 40 minutes, grabbing dinner on the way, then work from 6.30 to 1.00am ish, and then catch a cab home for an hour, dozing on the way if I could.
I did that for 18 months, including 8-hour stints on both days at weekends. I wouldn't recommend those hours to anyone, anyway, but it was the travelling that I hated the most.
over such a long period!
I'm fine on short bursts of very little sleep, but anything longer term and I start getting a sore throat and all tearful and stuff.
It does make you so much more appreciative of your 9-5 (or whatever) once normal life resumes!
both physical and mental.
The hours weren't actually that much different to those we all did at university for the final year (and which made starting 'normal' work so much of a relief), but it was a horrible atmosphere, and still is in the profession, to be honest, when jobs are being shed all over the place as well.
or a week as in 5?
never did me any harm. Got quite a lot of respect for it too. Don't like to mention it though.
depends on the work doesnt it