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Would you even consider a job if you had to work both weekend days but had two days off in a row in the week? A recruiter called me about a position I applied for online. The hours listed online were Sun- Thurs 10 to 6:30. Not bad, considering I'd avoid most of the morning traffic. Now it's Wed- Sun with Monday and Tuesday off. The pros are that if I have an appointment, I can can schedule during the week. Errands can be run during that time. But my weekend would be completely shot. The recruiter understood it would be quite a commitment because the schedule would last at least 8-10 months. So she is giving me time to think about it.

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I don't have the job, but recruiter was sure that based on my resume I would be a shoe in. It pays well enough and I really need to get back to work...

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Yes, I think it would be a good job for you. The pros as you stated them far outweigh the cons. How long is the commute?

I say...Go for it!

Let me know what you decide.
It's in Framingham. I plan on taking a test run later today to get an idea of how long it will take.
Did they tell you why they changed the days the job would be? You could always ask if you can keep the Sun-Thurs days, unless they really can't do that for you.

Otherwise, it should like a good job. You can still do things on the weekends at night, expecially if you won't have to be at work until 10 the next morning.
The recruiter told me they filled the available positions for that shift already. She told me that this shift was hardest to fill because most applicants have families and want at least one weekend day to spend with them. I'm single and have no kids, so weekends aren't much of an issue for me.

The pros are outweighing the cons, so I'll most likely go for it.
I would ask if you would definitely take this job if the hours were better. If its a yes, I would wonder how hard it would be to switch hours if you really need to. If you want to take a Saturday off will it be a huge ordeal or is it not a big thing. Since you'll still have your evenings free it probably wouldn't too bad if you can get days off when you want them. I would also want to know if its a permanent schedule or if there will be opportunity to change as you raise in senority.
The recruiter told me that the schedule would last approximately 8-10 months. I honestly think that working the weekend is better then not working at all. I would guess talking a day off here and there wouldn't be too difficult. I'll find out more on Tuesday when I have my actual interview.
Yeah, a job is better than no job, trust me. If you get into it and you don't like it you can always look for another one. It really is easier to find a job when you already have one.