I used to work on oil rigs in the North Sea – and the Australian outback. Hard work, well paid but the intriguing thing was the work pattern – 2 weeks on, 2 off in the Uk. (Oz was harder, two on, one off…) It was bearable as I would rationalize it to myself as two weeks holiday a month !
Now I have spoken to three nurses recently, all in their early twenties, who have given up nursing because of the stress and pain of the job. I suggested a change in hours – say 7 days on, 7 off – or 5 and 5 etc and all three said if that were the case they would still be nursing. OK it’s a bit anecdotal but can anyone else see value in this ?
hW – are there any other jobs out there that do something similar?