I Work 2nd Shift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    Hurry Up And Wait

    Hello, Iam stuck in a deadend 2nd shift job and its a bad deal all the way around. waiting to go to work really stinks.I am constantly looking at the clock to see if its time to go. Its wreaked my whole life. and i dont know what to do about it.. I TOLD OFF MY BOSS AND THIS IS...
    jugg jugg
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2009

    2nd Shift Blues

    I have a great job, excellent pay...the downside, it's 3-11PM Mon-Friday. I live in Minnesota in the Twin Cities and am looking for groups or people to hang out with. It's tough because most of the singles groups are geared toward people who work the traditional 8-4:30 shift. I'm...
    Tjazz38 Tjazz38
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2011

    It's Difficult

    I'm a night person, so 2nd shift works better with my mental alertness level. However, being 26 and single, it doesn't do much for my social life. Add to that, I have a 2nd job as well, which I tend to often end up working 2nd shift on the days that I'm off of my primary job...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    Second Shift

    For me, it's great.  I've always been a night owl.  I wake up at noon,  hit the road at 12:30PM, and clock in just around 1:30PM. I work from 1:30 until 10PM.  I get home at 11:00PM and hang out doing my thing until around 5AM.  At that time, I go...
    panasonic panasonic
    Jan 2, 2009

    It Has It's Pros And Cons

    i am alone most of the night. if i have to go to the restroom, i can with no one wondering where i am. i can smoke all night. BUT, i'm very isolated. i'm losing my powers of socializing. i get home at 3AM. there is NOTHING to do. i sit and stare until i'm too tired to...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 17, 2013

    25 Years On 2nd Shift

    I'm in the printing industry and I have been on 2nd for half my life. I work 3:30 to 11:30pm. I have never been a morning person. I've tried and have worked 1rst shift but I just felt sick in the mornings and exhausted after work. I really need 8 hours of sleep and I couldn't get...
    Bill2820 Bill2820
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    Good Shift

    Beats the 1st shift.  I mean, it's because of the time--1st is 7AM-3:30PM, and because the supervisor (lol) and the other guy that works mornings gripe and whine and complain a lot.  I mean, the supervisor's job IS a pain in the ***--when you see the paperwork involved...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2009

    Working Second Shift For Over Twenty Two Years

    Although I am out of sync with the rest of the world and have a very limited social life, I like working second shift.  I like the peace the night brings after the hussle and bussle of the day shift.  I can usually just go through and get my work done without alot of...
    krnhld171 krnhld171
    Dec 28, 2011


    I work full time 3pm-11pm at a mental health facility. I work alone for the most part. I'm the only staff person in the building during my shift. I go home at 11pm, watch tv or play on my computer. I talk to my husband if he's still awake, then I go to bed between 2am-4am. I wake...
    kaiafa kaiafa
    31-35, F
    Sep 23, 2012

    Can't Fine Love On 2nd Sift

    Currently I am working 3pm to midnight Mon-Fri. I find this to be a difficult schedule to work as it relates to my social life. This does not leave me much of a window to meet women or anyone really. Most of my free time I spent waiting to go to work. Not much happens in my area...
    johnl347 johnl347
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2013

    Best Of Both Worlds ~

    Ill be starting a new job soon. The hours are 2-10 and frankly I am really looking forward to it. Having done the day shift M-F gig ( puke) the past 10 or so years, I am ready to go back to where I feel I belong. I love the morning time and all but waking up at the butt crack...
    Nevkira Nevkira
    46-50, F
    Jul 24, 2013
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