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    Working a different shift than your significant other..


    Anyone here do it where they may only have a chance to see their SO on the weekends? Is it difficult? Work out fine? Assuming it's a good relationship already.

    Share your experiences with your bikeless friend.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    i WISH! haha j/k

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    It sucks for the marriage but it can be helpful and healthy for your young kids. My youngest spent little time in day care, solely do to this arrangement. My wife ended her carreer after our second child was born and I went back to working days right away.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    I did it when I was married and had lil ones' at home, it can create a distanst between the 2 of you only if you let it!

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    thanks for the feedback.

    well, it's just me and my wife so maybe it might be a good time to get a dog seeing one of us will be around for a good portion of the day. might help things out. i would only plan on doing this for a year or so.. we really could use the extra money towards a house.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    I only see Jenni on the weekends & maybe one or two nights a week for an hour.

    but knowing me, that's probably a good thing

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    true. i see you less than once a month and that's enough.

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    PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT you're such a liar

    Now get a dog. Name him Stains

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    Shit I might see Oreo 1 time a year and it is far to much for me!!:

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    My parents worked opposite shifts starting when I was born, and even after I was old enough that I didn't need someone home all the time, my father continued to stay on the night shift until not long before he retired, just because he enjoyed the work environment better. They're probably the best couple I've ever seen, 3 kids and 40+ years together and still going strong, so it can't be all that bad of an idea.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    speaking of parents, My dad works in ROCHESTER NEW YORK... he drives out there Sunday evening, drives home Friday night. Been doing that for about 5 or 6 years now. Also been together for over 40 years

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    My wife and I see each other around 2-3 nights a week on avg. (I'm a 9-5er, she has odd shifts @ a Hospital and a nannying job). The most difficult thing I think is the fact that you have to work more at finding time for yourselves. Sleep can be compromised a bit, etc... So to those ends it can be a little tough, but not that bad. I like space, so its not as hard on me as it is for her.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    I work mostly nights, as do most of the guys I work with. They call it AIDS, aviation induced divorce syndrome, the divorce rate is very high for the guys working nights, I don't think its easy, or you'd want to make a long term plan to do it. but every case is unique and some do manage to make it work

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    It can have it's perks, but I'll tell you I get a lot less sleep than Pete does.
    But ask him how many times he gets a nice hot, home cooked dinner delivered to him at work....

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    that's pretty awesome

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    Quote Originally Posted by keeena View Post
    I like space, so its not as hard on me as it is for her.
    Ditto, she's much more interested in attention than me. It works ok for the most part.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    So, what you're saying, just to get this straight, is that your wife will be at home, alone, without you, everyday from now on? And possibly in a stressed relationship with you?

    On a completely unrelated topic, what is your address? Do you own any guns? Does your wife like flowers? Are your carpets prone to giving rug burns?




    Bump, it'll be fine. Just keep in mind your priorities. If it starts to seem like it's not working out, make sure the job situation is something you can go back to normal with. I did it for 6 months when i started working at the brewery, made for the worst 6 months of our 6 years together. I'll never do it again.

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    Just get a "nanny cam".

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    It's pronounced "nay-nay".

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    Working a different shift than your significant other..

    iglu - haha.. if you still worked out at wachussett i could be bribed with cases beer for that information.

    thanks again, guys. in my case i wouldn't want to do this for more than a year. it's an opportunity to get my foot in the door with a solid company and a very good job. looking at the big picture.. not seeing each other as much for a year or so is worth being able to afford a house we want where we want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwood206 View Post
    I work mostly nights, as do most of the guys I work with...
    Eventual master of the obvious, I see...

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    Eventual master of the obvious, I see...
    If I was still freezing my nuts off back there in new england I might get sand in my mangina and become fussy , but its just under 70 here, roads are good and cops are friendly

    alot of the guys I work with work dayshift or half dayshift half nightshift or swingshift and the divorce rate is much higher for those that work full nightshift

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    Women don't like to be woken up into forced felatio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Women don't like to be woken up into forced felatio.
    and you're saying what, men do????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bump909 View Post
    Anyone here do it where they may only have a chance to see their SO on the weekends? Is it difficult? Work out fine? Assuming it's a good relationship already.

    Share your experiences with your bikeless friend.
    at first it was hard having Pete on the night shift and working days, but you learn to improvise... sometimes you talk on the phone, on the internet and sometimes you just show up to where hes working and scream his name until hes forced to come outside and see you and ask you to be quiet and leave and act like he doesnt love you and make you look like an obsessed crazy person

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