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I Work 3rd Shift

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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    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

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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

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    Anyone alive? ? its 10:30

    and I'm bored already!!!
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 30

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    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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    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

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    peppit peppit 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    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 1 Response Dec 2, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    I still do it's been 8 years now and still working 12 hour nights. It works out for now with kids and husband schedule but it does suck.
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    Pulling a split shift at work today. Hope everyone has a great day!
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Two more days on shift and then I'm off. First thing I'm going to do, hit the gym. I can't wait! It's difficult with my line of work to get to the gym on my days on. So I make...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I am ready for work today but not ready for the 9 hour shift:/ but oh well I am making a lot of money so it's nice
    AbbieBaby AbbieBaby 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    10 hours is not enough. If I was allowed to work more than 2 hours over my shift I would have stayed til 8 yesterday. Trying not to feel overwhelmed. I knew my plate was going to...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 3 Responses May 12

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    So just worked a hard shift today... Driving 9 hours on A roads and in and out of the City.... Time for a beer now and bed and all to do again tomorrow.... Life sucks 😂
    Addy240 Addy240 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have 12 hour shifts all this weekend, back to back. I work on a ferry that takes passengers to and from the isle of wight. The job isn't hard really, everythings pretty...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    An hour and a half before I start my shift that doesn't end until 11:30. I don't want to. I don't want to. I DONT WANT TO! But I'll feel good once I just do it and get it over with...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Me wants polar shift. Me wants jerks gone.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 29

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    Hubby is home for a week! I missed him a lot this Rig. Only got to talk to him 4 time in the last two weeks due to night shift and service. Blessed he is home safe!
    Syoung14 Syoung14 22-25, F May 6

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    Covering two shifts tomorrow. Gonna be a lonnnnggg day.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    i grew up on a farm so a stick shift was more common than an automatic. driving the country roads made the stick a better choice just because of being able to choose the right...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

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    BrittanyLynn21 BrittanyLynn21 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Right now I do dance cardio 30-45 mins every am, I am sweating good by end, plus I just started using a neoprene belt for my middle & it works wonders
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    I didn't even date while I was in the military. If I can't see, talk, or touch you on a consistent basis, it's not going to work. Sorry...=(
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