I have a weird work schedule thats 5 on 3 off, so my "weekend" is hardly ever a real weekend. I rotate shifts every 6 weeks as well. Makes it a little tough to be a gigging bass player. Sometimes I just have to use vacation days to play, which I don't mind at all. How many people, and how often, do you do a gig late into the night then go into work early the next day? Fortunately I've only been in the situation once but as I was getting ready to head to work I got a call saying I didn't have to go in so I was able to go back to sleep. I'm supposed to have a gig on the 7th, then work the next morning. Gig ends at 1, bar is about 30 minutes away, and gotta be into work at 7 that morning. Gonna suck but I love playing.