Working 6-7 days a week?
Looking for some advice and/or anecdotes from people who have worked 6-7 days a week, either for a short period of time, or for an on-going length of time.
I’m a very junior civil servant, and work 38 hours Monday - Friday. 2 days at home, 3 days in the office. My job can be mentally taxing, but it’s also something I can stop and forget about when I close my laptop at the end of the day.
On my 2 at home days, I work 7:45 - 15:45; on my 3 office days I’ll leave the house at 7:45 to catch the train and arrive at the office at 8:45, I’ll leave at 17:00 and arrive in my front door around 18:00.
I am considering splitting up with my partner, and while it wouldn’t be impossible to manage on my single salary, it would be very uncomfortable, with <£100 left each month after essential bills and expenses. I’m applying for different roles, training, and promotions within the civil service, but there are no guaranteed pay rises or promotions lined up that I can rely on.
I was considering applying for weekend retail positions, maybe 6-12 hours a week, to boost my income.
I can’t deny that I need the extra income right now, but I was interested to hear from people who have experienced working similar patterns as to how difficult it might be?
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