I Work 3rd Shift

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    I work in a factory 3rd shift.

    This is a change for me because I spent the last 8 years working during the day as a teacher. The pay is good and people don't bother me because most of the higher ups leave before 4. Am I the only one here who feels like they are more awake at 2 am than they ever were at 2 in...
    jstephens4 jstephens4
    31-35, M
    Feb 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 4

    Been There, Done That

    I worked at an automotive factory for 14 years and approximately 10 of them were spent on 3rd shift. It has its ups and downs the same as any other shift except there isn't as much brass around those hours.
    DJ79 DJ79
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 28, 2008

    Anyone alive? ? its 10:30

    and I'm bored already!!!
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    So people are always wanting to talk,

    but I have yet to find that here on EP. So if you are up between the hours of 11pm and 7am EST lets talk..I am open to discuss anything. (But I do prefer people in my age range) If no one wants to talk I will just continue to surf around and post my random thoughts.
    XxSheerSinsxX XxSheerSinsxX
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 11, 2014

    I Am A Lab Tech

    I am a lab tech. I just started third shift in march. I don't know if its for me. I have trouble sleeping during the day. I am currently taking ativan to assist with sleep but I only average about three hours a day. However I am stuck on third since there are no jobs out there...
    alliba alliba
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    Never Had An Issue On 3rd Shift.

    I work 3rd shift. Have on/off for several years. I seem to be that odd person who actually likes it and doesn't suffer from all the weird "syndromes" that get associated to 3rd shift workers. I can stare at this screen all night and go home and sleep in daylight (guess that rules...
    MrElwood MrElwood
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2011

    The good thing about 3rd is you can justify

    drinking a beer at 10 a.m.
    marladurden13 marladurden13
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I Work In Room Service Overnight

    My nights are spent at an upscale hotel taking room service orders and preparing the list for the next day of the free stuff we give to guests. I find myself often frustrated at how stupid people are and how they often waste my time with no regard for the 15 things on my to do...
    ChiLife86 ChiLife86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    I Am A Sleep Technician So I Do My Best Work At Night

    I have been studying sleep disorders for about 10 years now and I have seen the country, lived in many places, and helped thousands of people, but I have done it all at night! I do like working at night, (less politics) i do enjoy the roads being clear and missing out on the rush...
    garygoyette garygoyette
    31-35
    Dec 2, 2010

    Baking 'til Dawn

    I am fairly new to the 3rd shift working, beginning in July of 2012. I work at Panera as a Night Baker and I am thrilled with working at night. I thrive in the evenings and into the nights so it is where I belong. I admit that it does get lonely on my nights off. When I am...
    enigmaticjello enigmaticjello
    26-30, F
    Dec 28, 2012
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