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    How long can you work?

    hi guys just quick question, we work up to 16hours at a time. Yesterday my shift started at 1430, and due to a call i was involved in I did not get home until 0710 this morning. Now I'm back up at noon and heading in for work at 1430. Anyone else have those kinds of shifts.
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    I think the longest I've ever worked was in the miner's strike in 1983.
    Did 56 hrs on duty.
    We were needless to say collapsing where we stopped for more than two minutes by the end.
    We're supposed to be given 11 hrs between shifts now but like everything in our job if their is a need we have to work the hours required. It's called "Excigences of duty" I think.
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    Yes, I have had those kinds of shifts where I work now, with no time off as well due to an incident.

    I have worked up to 26 hours straight at another agency as well.
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    For a Hurricane Ive done 35 hrs, then I just collapsed at a Fire Dept for several hours before going back out there again.
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    Aviation guys here in my state work 24 hour shifts. But then they get a couple days off ofcourse! I'm sure it has its pros and cons...
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    I've had to work shifts like that - though like Motorway says we are meant to have 11 hrs between shifts.
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    The last 2 saturdays in a I worked 21 hours then 18 hours.

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    I went in at 1400 and got home the next day at 1700.
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    during one of our hurricanes I worked from 6am on one day until 8pm two days later... then i slept six hours and did it again
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    Only one agency in my county has a "maximum" that I am aware of, and it is 20 hours, with a minimum of either 6 or 8 hours before coming back.

    My agency does not have a maximum, and I have done around 24 in the past, and have worked a couple of days this year where I have worked 21 or 22 out of 24 consecutive hours (with a worthless two hour "off time" in between).

    Being in a college football community, every home game Saturday seems like an 18 hour minimum

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    Our doubles here are 16 hours.

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    We work twelve on, eight off and twelve on pretty regularly. Mainly because we're so short-handed. The overtime is nice, but the stress catches up to you pretty fast.

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    Why Does Mexico Suck? Ol' Pistolero Pete From Across The Street Taken Care Of Business On Your 12 Hr Shift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmf95b View Post
    Why Does Mexico Suck? Ol' Pistolero Pete From Across The Street Taken Care Of Business On Your 12 Hr Shift?
    I have no idea what you mean, new guy. Please SPEAK ENGLISH!

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    New guy, 10 year veteran street cop. Or did you mean to the site.

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    5-11-06 , 06-01-06 not much differnce.

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    I guess were both new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmf95b View Post
    Why Does Mexico Suck? Ol' Pistolero Pete From Across The Street Taken Care Of Business On Your 12 Hr Shift?
    Okay, Cherry. Here we go. For those of you other rookies who do not understand, let me declare the Nite University Of Common Sense in SESSION: Disclaimer.....First of all, I am NOT a racist! My first wife was Mexican and quite possibly the best piece of ass I have ever had! I have cousins who are Hispanic, African-American and even Asian. So don't even go to the fucking race card because I hold the deck!

    My Avatar is in direct response to Vincente Fox's lawsuit against the US Government for building the border fence. He calls it akin to the Berlin Wall when anyone caught crossing HIS southern border is shot, sentenced to prison or sold into slavery! DO NOT FUCK WITH ME, new guy! At least until you read some history or check out the news once in a while.

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    I'm still wondering why you say new guy, But thanks for explaining your self. No need to get FPO

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    By the way are you drunk?

 

 
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