i currently work 9-10 hours a day Monday thru Friday and been on my job for 27 years. Recently, An opportunity came up that could mean me taking another job doing something totally different than I have done all my life with a sizable bump in pay if I pursue it. Problem is, it would mean 12 hours a day and swing shift. Having never worked swing, how will this affect my trapping time? As it is, I’m out running traps at 3:30-4:00 am anyway, but I have a little time in the late afternoon for skinning and fleshing. Sounds like a bad way to determine whether or not to pursue an opportunity, but that’s where I am in life, money isn’t everything and if I don’t pursue it, I’ll be just fine. Knowing how swing shift affects my trapping may influence my decision. Anybody on here work swing shift or know a Trapper that does? Thanks for any help or opinions.
I’ve never worked this kind of shift but at my age I couldn’t do it I don’t think and if I did that’s about all I could do. I agree money isn’t everything. I’m going to retire at MRA and hope to get five or ten good years of trapping.
UTK Life Member NRA Life Member Still trapping but getting slower
Post by Donnie Shafer on Jun 15, 2019 18:18:10 GMT -5
Me,worked 4 day,4 nite 4 off,12 hour days, schedule for 25 years,for the past 4 years,4 days 4 off 4 nites 4 off,and these are 12 hour days;when I was younger,I would try to set on my switch from days to nite and then continue trapping while I was on nites into my 4 days off.I just cant keep up the pace like that anymore.I'll soon be 57 and its tough trying to push myself that hard
Post by thumbcatcher on Jun 15, 2019 21:05:30 GMT -5
Weez The one thing you left out is how this would effect your retirement benefits, & vacation time, Health Ins now and at retirement "Extremely Important" , at your current job vrs the new opportunity?
Maybe this wouldn't at all but just throwing out some thoughts.
Thanks for the info guys, this gives me a little to think about. My vacation is better where I am for sure. Retirement benefit and health insurance is likely better at the opportunity. This is something I will certainly have to investigate before making a decision. Thanks for bringing that up!
When we was still farming dad worked it 12 hrs shift, swing shift, personally I think it would work out fine but he had to work every other weekend, that would screw up a good line, We was working on barns and raising baccer at the time it didn't effect that too bad, I was trapping dad was not, we did coon hunt 3 or 4 nights a week though. Colt