• Question: Do you ever have days off ?

    Asked by base1sap on 13 Mar 2024.
    • Photo: Ryan Durnall

      Ryan Durnall answered on 13 Mar 2024:

      I have a really nice shift pattern at the moment where I only ever work Monday – Thursday. I alternate between a week of day shifts (07:00 – 16:45) and a week of late shifts (16:30 – 02:15). Obviously it’s quite a long shift, but having a 3 day weekend is brilliant and I’d really struggle to go back to working Monday – Friday now I think!

      I work for the Royal Air Force and they are also very generous with the amount of annual leave we can take. If you travel a lot with the job, you ‘earn’ some extra leave too, so I’ve had some years where I’ve had around 50-60 days annual leave I could take. Loads of time for holidays and relaxing!