I just learned today that changes are coming at my place of employment. I think I've mentioned before I work in a manufacturing environment. My job isn't difficult as long as you're organized and can create a routine. I don't really like the hours as they are 12 hour shifts on a rotating schedule. In other words, one week I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The next week it's opposite days. Life was good until about 6 months ago when they added another production line for me to run. So instead of 2 lines, I know run 3 lines. Walking went from 4-6 miles a night to 8-10 miles a night. Physically it has taken it's toll on my body. I am exhausted after each shift and rarely do much outside of work due to my physical ailments.
So with that back history, I just learned that starting in February we will be going to 8 hour shifts working 5 days a week. Which one would think that's a good thing, except they are taking a $1.00 an hour away from our pay. See, to lure people into accepting employment back a couple years ago (that would be me) we were sold on the $1.00 premium to work 12 hour shifts. And now that they are moving back to 8 hour shifts they are canceling that $1.00 an hour premium. Without going into Finances 101, I'll be losing approximately $5,000 a year.
Oh and I still get to run 3 production lines!
Happy F&ckin' New Year!!!