Women or mums in the field

Ioanna_cy

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I am a young woman considering to go into ATC. I am in Cyprus, where shifts at the tower are 11 or 13h long (either day or night). My biggest hesitation regarding the profession are the night shifts and working weekends, and whether this lifestyle will work for me. I am someone who likes to go out and spend time with friends and family. I don't have kids yet, but I want to in the future. For any other women or mums out there: do you find the night/weekend shifts difficult for your family, relationship? Do you feel like you spend too much time away from home and from your family? Does your family or your kids feel that way? Does your spouse have difficulties looking after the kids for a significant amount of time, while you are away working? Thanks in advance!