What has been the longest shift you have done?

(86 Posts)
Geano Tue 02-Jan-18 23:00:26

I did 9 till 9 once , never again

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Perso25 Tue 02-Jan-18 23:07:34

8am-12am used to be common in my younger fast food days sad

ScreamingValenta Tue 02-Jan-18 23:08:18

12 hours is my limit.

watchedfrozentoomanytimes Tue 02-Jan-18 23:08:46

7.30am to 11pm
Teacher. Night before Ofsted.

urbanrock Tue 02-Jan-18 23:10:16

22 hours.

YassQueen Tue 02-Jan-18 23:10:18

12.5 hours.

12 hours is the standard shift where I work. The extra .5 was an over-run.

RestingButchFace Tue 02-Jan-18 23:12:47

21 hours, then straight on the beer at 6 am. Huge group of us.

StupidSlimyGit Tue 02-Jan-18 23:14:05

16 hours, did it regularly for a while, wasn't worth the money.

Veronicat Tue 02-Jan-18 23:14:54

16 hours with no break. It was bloody horrible.

Mxyzptlk Tue 02-Jan-18 23:15:14

24 hours. I did get a bit of a kip, tho.

A tiny care home in the middle of nowhere, night staff were snowed in so day staff had to stay.

Appraiser Tue 02-Jan-18 23:16:04

10am - 2am, then back on at 11am next day.

Wedding function, there for set up, sit down meal, evening do, bar and set down / up for a function the following day. Was pooped!

DrMadelineMaxwell Tue 02-Jan-18 23:19:17

Teacher - if you count residentials, then 2 and a half days.

Medwaymumoffour Tue 02-Jan-18 23:19:31

Not really a shift as working in a corporate office. 7am till 4am the next day only going home, picking up the kids as a break at almost months pregnant. Got signed off work a few days later.

Told my boss I couldn’t work over the weekend and reply was that I didn’t have to but my Work had to be finished so kind of my choice maybe as I had family plans over the weekend. Was the last day I have ever worked......

DustyMaiden Tue 02-Jan-18 23:19:48

27 hrs in 7 Eleven

eastlondoner Tue 02-Jan-18 23:23:06

I did an epic shift as a nurse when the whole place was snowed in and no staff could get on. Started 7:30am on Thursday and finished 7:45pm on the Friday. Zero sleep and a LOT of coffee. Was when I worked in a psychiatric unit.

Cracker09jacker Tue 02-Jan-18 23:23:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DangerMouse17 Tue 02-Jan-18 23:24:01

I really read the title wrong grin

Spockster Tue 02-Jan-18 23:24:48

56 hours, one weekend in every 3 as a junior doctor in the ‘90s. Total hours varied between 80 and 120 a week. Just as horrendous as it sounds.

UnitedKungdom Tue 02-Jan-18 23:24:58

Sometimes if I had a pitch we'd be in from 8am to 5 am, home for a quick shower and fresh clothes then a full day from 8- maybe 10pm. Most days I worked from 9-9 ish but often till 1am or so. It was very common in my industry.

PitilessYank Tue 02-Jan-18 23:24:59

28 hours, starting at 5pm one evening and finishing at 8pm the next evening.

80sMum Tue 02-Jan-18 23:25:05

About 10 years ago, I once worked from 2.30am until till 5.30pm. That's the most I've done in one day. That same month, I worked for 31 consecutive days. The longest working week I have ever done was 82 hours!

PitilessYank Tue 02-Jan-18 23:25:24

Woops, finishing at 9pm.

RaindropsAndSparkles Tue 02-Jan-18 23:25:40

Not shift so much but when I was in the City and a deal was closing, got called in at about midday on Sunday and went home at 6pm on Monday when the drafts were drafted, the lawyers were happy and everything was signed. I had to be on a 7.30 flight on the Tuesday morning 're another deal. My brief foray into corporate finance.

Mumsymcmumface Tue 02-Jan-18 23:25:57

42 hours.

IT. When you are the only ones who can fix something and it needs fixing or 400 people can’t work then it just needs fixing.

That was 20 odd years ago. Procedures, information sharing etc wouldn’t allow that situation to arise now but the body is an amazing thing when stuff just needs doing. We just plodded on and did it in fairly comfortable surroundings. Look at 91,and no end of natural disasters around the world to see how the human body can really step up when needed and make people who sings about a 12 hour shift look a bit pathetic.

cloudchasing Tue 02-Jan-18 23:25:58

I do an 18hr shift every Saturday, and another 6 hours on the Sunday. My choice mind, but I'm getting too old.

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