If you work in an industrial environment, then your schedule is generally based on shifts. Most want to work 1st shift since this is more of a traditional 9-5 schedule. However, there are many advantage of you taking on the 2nd or 3rd shift instead.
Here’s a look at a few ways you can benefit:
You can earn more.
Since the 2nd or 3rd shifts aren’t the preferred choice for many workers, employers are often willing to pay people more for them. This means you can earn more and still work the same number of hours that your 1st shift counterparts do. The total amount you earn can even add–up to thousands of dollars every year.
You can avoid expensive child care costs.
If you have young children and work 1st shift, during the day, then you’re going to have to invest in a child care program. These are pricey and can take a big bite out of your paycheck. But if your spouse or partner works a 9-5 schedule and you work 2nd or 3rd shift, you can often minimize these costs or avoid them altogether.
You can be available for events for school-age children.
If you have older children already in school, you’ll often miss out on assemblies, field trips, and other events scheduled during school hours. However, if you work a later shift, then you’ll have the flexibility to attend these events and be with your child.
Your personal obligations are easier to meet.
Most doctors and other providers have office hours that are 9-5. If you work the 1st shift, you’ll have to take time off in order to go to an appointment. However, if you’re scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd shift, you can avoid cutting into your work schedule and potentially your paycheck.
Your commute is less stressful.
Even in today’s world, most people work a traditional schedule in the office. When you work later in the day, though, you won’t have to fight rush hour traffic. You can get to work in half the time and instead spend those extra hours each week with your family.
You’ll be able to get ahead in your career faster.
When you show you’re willing to work 2nd or 3rd shift to meet your company’s needs, you can get ahead in your career faster. You’ll be more visible to upper management and get noticed when it’s time for a promotion.
Are you interested in finding a new job and working 2nd or 3rd shift?
Whatever shift you’re interested in, Encadria Staffing Solutions can help you connect with the right opportunity. As one of the most trusted industrial staffing agencies, we know who’s hiring for which shifts and how to get your foot in the door with your next great employer. Search our jobs now to get started.