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..to think today is not my 'Day off'?

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hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 06-May-15 14:11:06

I worked from 8pm yesterday until 8am this morning, it was my third night shift this week I am back at work tomorrow at 7.30am for a 13 hour shift as today is classed my day off yet I have worked eight hours today.

originalusernamefail Wed 06-May-15 14:12:37

It is definitely not your day off ! Makes me angry, our does that too e.g if you ask for Saturday off you get wed/thur/fri night.

MillionToOneChances Wed 06-May-15 14:14:29

YANBU. In a 9-5 job your day off would mean zero work for 40 hours. You worked 8 hours today and will work 13 hours tomorrow. The fact there is a 24.5 hour gap between one shift ending and the next beginning does not make it a day off. That's just my common sense view though.

Totality22 Wed 06-May-15 14:16:52

What do you do and is this usual practice?

DownWithThisTypeOfThing Wed 06-May-15 14:17:01

YANBU.

How could anyone think otherwise?

Littletabbyocelot Wed 06-May-15 14:18:55

Working time directive refers to an uninterrupted 24hrs so this doesn't count as a day off as it's 23.5 hours. From a productivity point of view it's crazy, you need a longer rest.

wigglesrock Wed 06-May-15 14:19:28

How is your working day calculated. My husband's is 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am, so if you finish at 7am in the morning it's counted as a day off. Sorry I haven't explained that very well, but yes it is shit.

Shesparkles Wed 06-May-15 14:20:11

I'm in the same boat, I finished nightshift at 07:00 yesterday and that was classed as my first rest day-it .gets on my tits!

originalusernamefail Wed 06-May-15 14:33:00

Not sure about OP Totality but I'm a nurse and this does tend to happen quite frequently. Last time it happened to me I did 3 nights over the weekend (fri/sat/sun) 19:30 till 08:00. I finished at 08:00 Monday only to come back to two day shifts starting Tuesday at 07:30. Could barely think straight by the end.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 06-May-15 14:41:09

Yes nursing, NHS setting we seem to be exempt from quite a lot of the working time directive rules.

Perfectlypurple Wed 06-May-15 14:46:56

It is standard for shift work. I get 4 days off. They start at 0700 when I finish my night shift.

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