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I Work 3rd Shift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Anyone alive? ? its 10:30

    and I'm bored already!!!
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 30

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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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    peppit peppit 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    embarrassedgirls embarrassedgirls 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I actually learned to drive on a stick shift. I won't forget it ever. I was 12 and in the city of Houston, it was an old beat up Mazda truck those little bitty ones. The person who...
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 6 days ago

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    Worked 12 hours, then went on vacation, which is relaxing,but I am back at work without a day off. Get on the plane, go to work. Man.
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My dreams, I’m working to get closer to you ……it’s been long since the last time I typed in my feelings, I am getting older and I feel that my dreams and goals should grow...
    saudifemale saudifemale 22-25, F Aug 21

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    Big step forward!! I got this message from the HR department at work after telling them that I want to come to work wearing skirts and dresses. "You are fully protected by the...
    janrichards2015 janrichards2015 56-60, T 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Is a stickshift what we in the Uk call the gear shift? :L
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I find it weird that people, especially young people don't know how to drive stick shift. Where I live, you can't use automatic car in driving school. If you want your drivers...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm 23. I just moved 7months ago to LA from a country 8,000miles away from here. 3months ago I met this guy who is 20 and still goes to college in Wisconsin. His cousin is the...
    JUSTME1217 JUSTME1217 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I am a social worker and I really love my work. I think that everybody should like the work what he is doing because this is the best way to be really, really good in the job. If...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Aug 17

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    Feeling like I'm wasting my life working nights and days. All I do is work, I can't connect with people, don't care about being used
    SpankPrincess SpankPrincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    But my god do they require work. Lots of work. Lots of communication, and just as much emotional processing. I shed so many tears because of my LD relationship - and my partner...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I have seen the people who work as a cashier at Wal Mart or take your money in the drive thru at McDonald's and I look at them and realize that they are a person just like me and...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    DON'T CREATE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE. If you are expecting, then again you will create suffering, because things are not going to happen according to YOU; things are going to...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    SexyRed33 SexyRed33 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    JohnD2015 JohnD2015 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Do any of you have relationship problems related to working the night shift?
    lostinmn lostinmn 36-40 Aug 12

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    I personally believe that long distance relationships can work but for only so long I feel like that point is different for everyone. A few or my relationships have been long...
    ReallyConfusedTeen ReallyConfusedTeen 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Hate when someone tries to tell you how to raise your child, how to run your house. Stupid comments like "oh I couldn't let my baby go to childcare so I could work" my daughter is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I was in a long distance relationship before, and it didn't work. We were about 7 months, and I found out that he cheated on me. I honestly think that 7 months wasn't really a long...
    evewalter evewalter 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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    I drive a VW with a manual transmission. I love it and hate it. Los Angeles traffic sucks, and shifting around every 5 seconds sucks, but at least I can pretty much drive any...
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I am 6' tall and usually weighed in at about 190-200 lbs. This was a reasonable and comfortable size for me with my bone structure. Yes, fitness nazis still called me obese, but as...
    Deepressed Deepressed 51-55, M Aug 8

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    Going from working out to not working out and then back to working out again helped me realize how much it helps me. I'm happier, I feel slimmer, and my body just feels great, even...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 1 Response Aug 7