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How are the working hours?

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It differs depending on job and watch rotation. For the last two years I worked 18 hour shifts, 7 days a week, with a couple of half shifts sprinkled in throughout those two years.

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Over 40 hrs. Retired after 20 Yrs as PN1. My family and I Loved the Navy. Fantastic Medical benefits, Job security, Travel and Fun. My wife explains it simply: A Great Way of Life.!!!!

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They never stop. In the navy you are always on the clock. You can receive a phone call at 2 am and have to get up and answer it. Also depends on your command what time you need to be at work but for the most part I'd say your safe with 0630-1600 every day as a normal working day but duty days you have to stay overnight 24 hours. Hope this helps! Best of luck

Answered - Gunners Mate (Former Employee) - Varies

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Busy some overtime was required.

Answered - Supply Specialist (Former Employee) - San Diego, CA

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At least 50hrs a week. Constantly understaffed. Weekends and holidays are a thing of the past.

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Set. Different shifts, different departments, different jobs.

Answered - Navy Culinary Specialist/ Personal Specialist (Former Employee) - Sasebo, Japan

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When out to sea, working hours are pretty much around the clock. When in port, some day you may work 2 to 4 hours, and on some other days you may work up to 8 to 10 hours. Hours worked in the NAVY all depend on what is going on wit the ship that you are attached to.

Answered - 3rd Class Petty Officer (E-4) (Former Employee) - San Diego, CA

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The working hours can range from great to awful.

Answered - Aviation Electrician (Former Employee) - San Diego, CA

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Long, unpredictable, could be called back in and can't say your unavailable

Answered - Work Center Supervisor (Current Employee) - Virginia Beach, VA

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12 to 16 hours a day

Answered - Equipment Operator (Former Employee) - Norfolk, VA

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