THERE are pros and cons to working 10 hours a day for 28 days straight.

But for James Black, it's mostly pros.

As a life coach on Curtis Island, he works 28 days on before having seven days off.

He said although it was pretty different at first, he loves having seven days off in a row.

"I usually go travel for a week," he said.

As a life coach his role is to entertain the workers on the island. He organises all the recreational activities and fitness programs.

"The camp facilities are really good," he said.

"It's almost better than Gladstone."

Despite the long hours, James said the workers actually get a lot of downtime during the week.

"They know it's tough, especially for people with a family," James said.

"So there is a strong focus on having an active life after work and providing activities outside of working hours.

"We try to have something on every night."

James said his job is something he really enjoys, so working 28 days straight isn't a problem for him.



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