For the love of money or opportunity?

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         Burn out and understaffing have been the norm at work for the last two years. The Covid policies did not help with hiring process. In fact, we had less qualifying applicants and more turnover rate than in the past. This created a situation where the employees needed better incentives. In my department alone, the overtime premium is at 85% to encourage people to work extra.

         Since I work 7 on 7 off, it's was not too difficult for me to come in for 4-hour mini-shifts 2 to 3 times during my off week. The recent Covid surge overwhelmed neighboring molecular and specimen processing department. The end result was another round of higher premium overtime.

         A 250% premium is akin to making 3.5x my base wage. I would be making more than a pediatrician under normal circumstances. I tend to pick up hours between late night and early morning anyways. So, this would be a great opportunity to add more fiat to my account.

         Of course, there's no way I could keep working overtime forever, even if I had a convenient schedule. My coworkers and I reasoned that we could try pushing ourselves until the end of the quarter. After that, we'd most likely choose rest over extra pay.

         As I said before, it's an opportunity. The extra incentives from work helped me out a lot when the market hit their lows back in March 2020. They provided extra capital for other ventures. Whether they be more crypto or more tangible goods such as precious metals, it doesn't matter.

         I suspect the end of the pandemic is within sight. It's beyond the scope of this post. It also all depends on the policymakers. But, I don't reckon the gravy train will continue much longer. Regardless of the virus, I sense a darker time ahead. So, it might be better to gather as much resources as you can while it's still possible.

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I totally understand where you are coming from. Being a tech person in public schools I don't make anywhere near the pay I would make in the public sector but the stress level is so much less and the time I get to spend at home is more important to me than the money. That is probably the main reason why I haven't decided to move on.

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You mean make more in the "private" sector?

Yeah, the extra pay has been really nice. But, I would like to have a full 7 off for myself for once at some point.

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I feel you, there's blood in the streets, a global recession is on the way.

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Also great opportunities if you could seize them.

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global recession also means, more people will die of hunger and slavery is rising

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you are right, it never hurts to gather some resources in case of a bit of a darker road ahead. But as always don't push yourself over the edge for too long at risk of burning yourself out

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Already feeling burned out.

Will stick to the plan of not pushing too hard after Q1. Like not taking any overtime for a quarter or 2.

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That’s awesome!!! Hey if they want to hand out extra cash at that level… dang!! All my OT is double time due to our union contract. Plus when I am the standby guy during the week I get 2 hrs each day plus a 2hr minimum when I get called in. That's way better than what I get. Lol.

Looks like it's to time for you to do some hustling and make some bank!! I would totally take advantage of that. Lol.

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I get extra money from my day job when I travel for work abroad. But I also make good moeny from various side hustles.

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I would probably jump on that chance as well because it's so much extra pay. However I agree that you won't last forever. Everyone needs a break but the media is all over the virus. So I don't even know how long this will last.

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Some days I really wonder if we will ever recover from the effects of Covid. Businesses are shutting down left and right, economy is tanking, inflation is going through the roof, prices for everything has been skyrocketing.

The impacts everywhere have been devastating.

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I agree with you. Whereas the end of the pandemic is hopefully within sight (several signs are there, although we may still need months) , things may get darker and darker. I discussed the exact same thing with my wife earlier this week, the situation going deeper into the dark side here in France (healthcare. education, etc.).

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Not to be negative but I fear the pandemic state might be the new normal. I hope I am wrong, but the last disease this world chose to cure is polio, everything else they want you to live with so they can charge you for a lifetime of medications because of the corrupt pharma companies.

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The government will find a way to make it annoying for sure.

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