There are some definite downsides to this schedule. My sleep schedule will be all out of sorts. I’ve spent 2 years waking up for work at 4am and going to bed before 10pm. I don’t even know the last time I saw midnight let alone stayed up the entire night. Most people have the weekends off and I won’t be able to see my family and friends without some planning ahead.
I’m focusing on the positive side of this new schedule and as I really started to think about things, the positives are outweighing the negatives. I work 3 days a week and still maintain full benefits and pay. Not too bad. Working over nights, I will still get a Friday night and some of Saturday and I can pretty much get my whole weekend by just taking 1 day of vacation. The new schedule will also be less stressful than my current one as far as work load and team management.
I’m excited for this new opportunity and to have 4 days off with my family. This adjustment will be challenging but I know we can make it work.