Hope you're all well.
Could I please get your honest (and unrelenting - if required) opinion on something.
I just recently started a new job (casual job), which was acquired through a job agency (Not Centrelink related)
When the agency ran me through the job and hours I was told that it would be 8am - 4pm which I was happy with.
I started the job a few days later, and within a few hours we were all informed that our hours would be changing to 6:45am - 6pm. I spoke to the agency to see if they would reduce the hours to 6:45am - 4pm or return to 8am - 4pm and I was informed that their client may be willing to consider 6:45am start 5pm finish finish but that's already pushing it. Everyone else employed through this agency at this job don't seem to have an issue with it so I feel I'm the odd one out.
I'm not too thrilled with doing almost 12 hour days as I have mental health related commitments around 6pm every few weeks.
I'm also worried about experiencing clinical burnout again by doing 12 hour days (60 hour weeks) as I went through that years ago and find it very difficult to rebuild energy and stamina to this day.
The job itself is outdoors in the elements.
Overall the job isn't too bad and I would easily continue with an 8am - 4pm or 6:45am - 4pm but I'm not happy with almost 60 hours a week….. While most people would see $$$$ in doing 60 hour weeks I care more about my wellbeing and happiness over $$$$ and feel that I'll eventually resent the job. I'm financially stable at the moment so I don't need to rely on a weekly paycheck to survive; however eventually I will need something.
From what I have been told the almost 60 hour weeks will continue well into 2022, it's not a temporary thing.
I'm on the fence about whether I give a miss and burn a bridge with this employment agency or whether I just soldier on in the hopes that I don't burn myself out again.
What should I do?
Thank you in advance.