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So it's Saturday evening, I'm on my weekend working and I've work tomorrow.

I do weekends on, weekends off. Balances out nicely because I never work Mondays so I end up with some 3 day weekends and when I do work weekend I get Tuesday off meaning Monday and Tuesday this week will be my weekend.

I get paid double time for working Sunday, so it really works out, I was keen to take them, plus when it's possible to travel again I can take some wee trips back to England for the footy.

Anyone else here work weekends? If so, what do you think? Do you like it? Do you get paid extra for Sundays?

P.S
It's great never getting that Monday feeling. :v
 

Oblivion Knight

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Deadpool ain't got nothin' on me!
I work every other Sunday.. I'm kinda limited since I have my daughter on alternate weekends, but I generally don't like working them anyway.

Doing them for Tesco, we only get paid time and a quarter.. Hardly makes it worthwhile, really! That being said the shifts tend to go quickly enough, and whilst most things are still closed due to COVID I'm not too fussed.
 
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jamesyfx

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I very rarely have a full weekend off and I've never had a job that pays more for working a weekend. In recent years most don't even pay you more for working a holiday such as New Year's Day.
 
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apathy

how'd i get to be so good?
Before lockdown I'd work Saturdays but Sunday would always be my day off. Now with the lockdown, I don't even have to work the Saturday so I get the whole 2 days off :cool:
 
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Oblivion Knight

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Deadpool ain't got nothin' on me!
I stopped working alternate Sundays again shortly after Easter. I had a week off, and with things starting to open up again it felt like the right time to start reducing my hours at Tesco. Instead of working 60+ hours per week, I'm now working around 50. It's still a lot but I don't really want to give up the extra money just yet! 🤣

It's quite nice to have that bit of time to myself again.
 
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jamesyfx

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My new role at work requires me to work one weekend day per week, alternately. It’s one of the downsides of moving up the chain... I really dislike working on Sunday!
 
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Oblivion Knight
Oblivion Knight commented
Just one of several reasons I don't want a managerial role.. 😅
 

Spud

Potat0wned!
I tend to work most weekends because I work in a pub and they're the busiest days for us. It's not all bad though and we get fed at least!
 
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Ash

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Just a Monday to Friday job for me which I appreciate a lot. I think there are some times when my work will offer people the chance to work on some extra work on the weekend and they count it as overtime which is quite good. Never volunteered for that though.
 
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I currently work M-F, in my last job that was retail, working weekends was pretty norm for me which sucked.
 
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Ash
Ash commented
I'm happy for you because having to work on the weekends is definitely not fun at all, especially if you have to do it frequently. Do they pay differently on weekends though?
 

jamesyfx

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I checked my Holidays balance last week and realised that I had SEVEN weeks.

I booked 2 weeks off in November right away. :ROFLMAO:
 
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