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Work Shifts

June 14, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
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I've had an unexpected change in jobs and am wondering if any of you guys do shiftwork?

Whats your schedule and how do you like it? what would you change or rather have?

The 5 and 2 schedule that seems to be the standard totally blows IMO, for now I'm temporarily doing a 14 on and 7 off which the 14 days on, and with travel to the boat dock we launch out of it really works out to be 15 and 6. That seems to be the standard camp fare which is pretty much the same ratio as 5 and 2.  

I'm trying to get in with either the Northern routes on bc ferries which I hear are 14 on 14 off, or I'm gunna see about coast guard things who have a bit more of everything at 28 days in and 28 days out, now we're talking that's a better ratio. I mean why should it be that you spend twice as much time at work than you do at home, what kinda shit is that right?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

June 14, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
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I thot you might have moved up here to work the mines ?

I am on a 2 at 5 schedule

2 craft beers at 5 pm

June 14, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

I thot you might have moved up here to work the mines ?

I am on a 2 at 5 schedule

2 craft beers at 5 pm

Now were talking!

Hah no I'm in a loggin camp on the coast till my MED courses start in September.. looking to get out of the wrenching on logging/mining machinery thing.

June 14, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
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So that  guy we know was seen driving a really nice new deisel truck,  things must be pretty happening up thar in that camp 

I hear the food up thar is better than most people eat at home

They have a french chef whom I know  from the skiing/biking

Buddy used to do the gourmet restaurant thing in whistla  but he told us  (in a french accent )

" i can make 3 times as much money in camp than cooking at a gourmet restaurant"

June 14, 2019, 2:09 p.m.
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Look into work on tug boats.   They often have good work schedules.

June 14, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
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Which guy we all know?

What’s MED? Marine Engineering?

June 14, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Which guy we all know?

What’s MED? Marine Engineering?

threesheets

Marine emergency duties so I can start on ferries or coast guard things.

June 14, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
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ex g/f had ex husband who worked ferries said it was known that working the ferries was kiss of death to any further advancment in the marine industry

Look into work on tug boats. They often have good work schedules.

once drove two tug skippers from pt. rob to lynn term the way they talked about deckhands disabused me of ever thinking that would be a possible carreer

June 16, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 8, 2012

I work 2 wks on/off, which is the perfect balance for me.  28 on/off is ok too.  Did 265 days straight on a ship once... but don't want to spend more than half my time working anymore haha.  Shoot me a note on FB messenger if you have any questions about working on boats.  Whether it be ferries, the Guard, tugs, deck or engine I can probably help you out.

June 16, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
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I work 2/2.

Just started 6 weeks off for vacation.

Our French chef is right

June 16, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
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wow 6 weeks off is pretty good !

I'm a  consultant so as opposed to time off I actualy look for work

June 18, 2019, 3:51 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 5, 2005

Most professionals and managers at the mines here in Nevada work 4-10's, M-Th or T-F.

Some are on 8/6 instead of 4-3.

My miners work 7/7, 12 hour shifts. Some of the other mines work 5/4 - 4/5, or a super 7 which I have never worked myself and don't really understand. Rumor has it many are moving to the 7/7 we've been doing for the last few years. The guys seem to like it. Many of them live in Idaho or Montana and travel down here for work.


 Last edited by: Farmer on June 18, 2019, 3:52 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Reason: I no spell good

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