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88 Hours tired what was your highest week? how did you recover?

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Last week I did 88 hours. I did get a full nights sleep each night, but its monday now, I was off sunday, slept most of the day, went to work today, got out at 3, and just got up .....My question is...how do you "wake up" from a week like that? And... what was the most amount of hours you worked in a week, and in what area? I work in the OR...

That is crazy! I have never worked that many hours. I think I would sleep 16 hours straight after that and not worry about "waking up" until my body was ready to. Why did you work so many hours?

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I don't recall ever working more than 52 hours or so in a week, nor will I. If I need the money that bad, it's time to downsize. If they need staffing that bad, not my problem.

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I did 70 some way back when I was younger. I bounced back a lot faster then.

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wow 88 hours? I hope you got time and a half for all hours worked over 40

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70 something, so long as you slept. If I have to work past midnight I'm coming in late. Get up at 0430

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As an RN, I don't think I've done more than 64 or 70. As a tech, I think I did about 72...same as when I was a clerk. This was all MedSurg.I do know a nurse who would work five 7A - 11P shifts in a row, then be off for nine days, then do it again. She was nuts. (This was a Cardiac floor).It really depends on your department and the availability of relief. I've done OR and I think I could do a lot more OR as opposed to the floor. (Unless I had to scrub the entire time - yikes!) It's just a completely different atmosphere.

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I don't think I would ever work that many hours in a week either. I won't work over 48 unless it's a dire emergency. Sorry!

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88 Hours Wow! Is this normal where you work? Are they shortstaffed.

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Think I did around 90 one time when I worked in PACU and was on call. Spent 23 hours at hospital one day when I was first call... It sucks.

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By the time they hold out the taxes on that much overtime pay you will wonder why you bothered if you were working it for the extra money. I would never work more than 8 hr OT in a week, my body can't do it and what you have left after taxes just isn't worth it. If they are that short staffed unless we are talking hurricanes/blizzards --- not my problem!

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The most I remember working is 40 hours. Not a big fan of working OT, not worth it to me.

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88 hours?? Not me, not ever! Not healthy, and not financially worth it. Uncle Sam must have liked you the day you got paid!
Author: jone  3-06-2015, 16:32   Views: 1280   
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