Rant: The 5-days-in-a-row workweek is arbitrary and my body doesn't agree with it

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by gone4truck, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Errrrr, im lazy too, but i work like a dog so when the truck breaks down for a week convieniently at the shop near my house i can FULLY laze around
     
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  3. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    Nothing wrong with OPs schedule, everyone knows how their own body operates. Personally I find 5 days a week is where I feel best, 6 days with 36 hours reset isn't sufficient for me at least. Ideally I would love to work 4 days a week and have 3 off. What's the point of trucking your life away for money that you'll barely get to enjoy? Atleast that's the way I see it.
     
  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I’m with the OP! Just say no to five days straight of work! That’s too #### much!
     
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  5. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    Dairy farms are 7 days a week. Your schedule would not be Approved by the cows. An 8 hour a day shift was the normal factory shift . And that included 2 breaks and lunch. Weekend s off.
     
  6. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    You probably read more of the limp wristed new age whining than I did. My partner and I typically stay out 3-4 weeks before 1 of us takes time off. Then another 3-4 weeks till the other goes home. Then again us "old guys" have the mentality of earning our way.
     
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    About 2 paragraphs ...off Sat and Sun was last thing I remember.. :oops:
     
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  8. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    @bzinger Think this is @Dave_in_AZ cat when the Chef Boyardee runs out??
     
  9. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Not all of us younger guys dont like to work ya know. I stay out 3-12 weeks depending on if i actully need to get home for something or not. I like seeing the green flow. Granted its mostly been flowing into my green truck but regardless.
     
  10. Just passing by

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    I wish my schedule was a matter of choice. My life situation demands that I make as much as possible, OTR for months if necessary.
     
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  11. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    No, he is sending the marshals an email about this thread!
     
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