I, too, cannot get to Mass on Sundays.
I work two 16-hour shifts, back-to-back, Saturdays and Sundays. While working Sundays is ordinarily immoral, it is acceptable for ancillary workers, such as police and medical workers. I am the latter.
Been stuck in this shift for four years, now. I can't get out, and there's no promotions here that are based on merit. Everything is based on the whims of the leadership at that moment. The place is run by women, so there you go.
There was a day-shift MRI opening not too long ago. I've spent the last four years preparing for it, doing work over at a charity clinic for the hospital, doing overtime, taking difficult hours and call. I'm well versed in a lot of equipment, and have cross-sectional anatomical imaging experience from CT. Yet...the position was given to a dopey lady who's been here 10 years. Why? Because the poor dear has five kids, an idiot husband, and was just recently yelled at by a male supervisor (who's been promptly demoted, the mean bastard [sarcasm]). So, since she is so pathetic, she gets the promotion.
Sure, you'd say, she has seniority. But in the ten years she's been here, she has not even done half the things I've done in only four.
I'll never get out of this crappy weekend shift. I'm given a great deal of hard tasks, while more obese female co-workers are living on easy street on this shift.
I hate double standards. I despise them.