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    Hi Everyone,

    I just graduated last week with a masters degree in post production digital effects, graduated Wednesday and have a job starting Monday (woop). I don't have all the details of my contract just yet, which I should receive tomorrow. The job role will be data wrangler and CG junior, basically I'll be dealing with the day to day problems of a render farm and extra CG related tasks on the side if there are no problems to deal with.

    During the interview it was mentioned there would be a split shift between myself and one other person. The idea being that one week I would be on an early shift and the next I would be on a late shift. The company are still hashing out the details about specific times but I know the late shift will be a graveyard shift. I'm worried this constant switching would mess around too much with a schedule, work/life balance, gym routine (quite important to me) etc

    I was wondering if anyone has had any specific experience with graveyard shifts and dealing with them or even dealing with a weird weekly schedule like this one. The contract is for 6 months after which I expect to be moved into an artist role, so I'm not overly worried about the long term but any advice on dealing with this would be great.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just graduated last week with a masters degree in post production digital effects, graduated Wednesday and have a job starting Monday (woop). I don't have all the details of my contract just yet, which I should receive tomorrow. The job role will be data wrangler and CG junior, basically I'll be dealing with the day to day problems of a render farm and extra CG related tasks on the side if there are no problems to deal with.

    During the interview it was mentioned there would be a split shift between myself and one other person. The idea being that one week I would be on an early shift and the next I would be on a late shift. The company are still hashing out the details about specific times but I know the late shift will be a graveyard shift. I'm worried this constant switching would mess around too much with a schedule, work/life balance, gym routine (quite important to me) etc

    I was wondering if anyone has had any specific experience with graveyard shifts and dealing with them or even dealing with a weird weekly schedule like this one. The contract is for 6 months after which I expect to be moved into an artist role, so I'm not overly worried about the long term but any advice on dealing with this would be great.

    Thanks, Tom
    5 out of my 9 years in the RAF involved two shifts of 7am-7pm followed by two shifts of 7pm-7am then four days off. It completely ruined me for the four days at work then the first two days off. The only time I felt great was the final two days off and was a big reason I decided to leave. A bit more extreme than your schedule would be but the constant switching is a big influence in my decision that I’ll never apply for roles that aren’t standard working/flexible hours.
 
 
 
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