Re: Work is a PITA now
most FDs around here to 2 24s. But they do 24 on 24 off 24 of 5 days off. A couple do 10 and 14 hours shifts. But atleast they get chances to sleep at night while working. Except if you're the new guy who hasn't gone to the academy yet then you gotta do dispatch and stay awake the whole 24 hours.
good luck with it, you're still young and should be able to get used to it. and once you get used to it you should have more time for the kiddies.
if you can't convince them, confuse them.