I’ve been thinking over the past couple of months, it might be time to look at reducing my hours.
Since I retired, I’ve found new interests outside the job. I only have a few more years with the kids at home before they disappear and I’ve given 33 years to the job.
I still work full 24-hour shifts which means you can;t commit to regular out of hours pursuits, well, not unless you are prepared to miss at least 1 in 4 of the weekly meetings. That means if you pay a subscription for membership, ¬†say to a football team or table tennis club, you immediately throw 25% of your annual fee straight down the drain because you can’t attend the meetings on a late shift or sometimes a night shift as well.
I think it’s about time I did some me and my family stuff, so I’m going to see if I can drop a few days a month and get some more free time.
There are two current thoughts with this. First, they are so short staffed –¬†deliberately¬†so – that they may not allow someone to drop shifts because that will leave them shorter. Or second, that they are trying to save so much money that they might welcome the ease at which they could save another few grand off a wage bill.
So, let’s hope the right ethos pertains when I stick my¬†application¬†in!