I Work the Graveyard Shift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    Cinema

    they call it "concession" - where u buy drinks & snacks. i hate operating the cashiering machine, sometimes i dunno why i panicked, & then they put me in a cheesy lounge where "no persons under 18 allowed", juz because they've no better idea how 2 use...
    kucinta kucinta
    26-30, F
    Jul 6, 2008

    For The Right Type Of Mind, Graveyard Shift Rocks.

    I have been working as a night auditor at a hotel at the base of a ski area since the end of the summer. I like the job because there's almost no actual work to do and my boss doesn't care how I spend my down time as long as I'm sober and awake. I work most of my shifts wearing...
    surffrozenwaves surffrozenwaves
    22-25
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    I Asked For This Shift...

    I work 11-7:30 in a casino vault. I could not imagine working any other shift. Granted, I should probably be asleep right now (2:23 in the afternoon), but I know I can make it through the night. I love the people who work graves with me. I think it takes a particular kind of...
    muckalarkuary muckalarkuary
    26-30, F
    Jan 13, 2008

    Drinking after the Night Shift

    Let me first begin by relating that anyone who works a night shift.. any night shift.. by default is not correctly chemically balanced. From security guards to nurses, no matter how normal sounding the job.. the person is not. I have myself worked a 12 hour, 7pm-7am night shift...
    hclapsis13d hclapsis13d
    M
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2006

    Working The Grave

    Like many others I work over night. 3 nights a week I work 12 hours  and every other week its 3/12s and a 8 hour shift. Unlike others I don't really like working the graveyard shift just got the short end of the stick. My job all the good stuff happens on days and at night...
    jim76hr jim76hr
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2010

    Graveyard Vet Tech

    I work 3 days a week - One 13 hour shift (4pm-6am) and 2 13 hour shifts (6pm-7am) - at a veterinary hospital. I am a registered veterinary technician. I love my job and I love my hours. On occasion it bugs me that I have to sleep during the day when everyone else is awake...
    marriedintx marriedintx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    It's hard when you try to sleep in the morning

    and they wake you up to search for stuffs, to help with chores, or to just ask questions. Sometimes it also bothers me when they keep on waking me up in order for me to eat breakfast and lunch. I don't need food..I need sleep. leave me alone. lol :D
    isch71 isch71
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    Self Employed

      I've always worked for myself.  In the course of running businesses, I've worked nights, weekends, holidays, you know whatever it takes to get the job done. And, yes, I've pulled many all-nighters.  
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2009

    New At Graveyard

    By the end of March I will be starting my new job as a nurse on the graveyard shift. I intend to love it, since I have no choice. I ONLY want to hear positives from people: Suggestions on how to keep myself on the same schedule on my days off. (since I have no kids at home this...
    wondermonkey wondermonkey
    56-60
    1 Response Mar 13, 2012

    I recently started working graveyard shift

    and find it difficult to Hangout with some of my good friends, also I am having sleep issues and an odd/irratic appetite. Do you have these problems from work?
    L101 L101
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

    7 Pm Shift By Choice

    I have always wanted to work on the night shift. I am a nurse, so all the hospitals love me...it is hard to get seasoned nurses who PREFER the late shift lol.  I work 7pm to 7am. I love it. When I am off work, I stick pretty close to those same hours too. I am usually up til...
    terie5 terie5
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    I work at a Hotel in NJ

    and although I like the hours and pay, the people, ugh. Most of the time it's a "hook up" going on with sleazy guys dropping $100 (in cash, ALWAYS in cash!) just to bone the hooker he's with. Never had to deal with that drek in California. Recently a couple "Dancers" who paid...
    Bondosan666 Bondosan666
    36-40, M
    Jun 18, 2014

    Real Emergencies....

    spooky, scary, sleepy, lonely whatever.... I love it cause its that time when- 1.only patients with real emergencies visit 2.everything works smoother so nobodys' relative is cursing me out because the system sucks. 
    Candita Candita
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2007

    I no longer have a social life

    because im usually sleeping lol its great when im trying to save money.
    innnor innnor
    22-25
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    Workin Third Shift

    i work the third shift at a group home. the reason i work this shift is so i can make sure my husband can switch off with my baby girl. its so creepy working this shift but mostly boring. I can barely stay awake but when my residents wake up in the middle of the night and creep...
    harmonysmami harmonysmami
    18-21
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    Wow I'm tired worked graveyard

    for a few extra bucks and it's kicking my ***. My love to all you that do this everyday cause it's a beast
    mrchago mrchago
    41-45, M
    May 1, 2014

    Not Anymore and I Will Never G...

    Not anymore and I will never go back to that either.  I missed so much of Alex's life that way cause I worked all night and slept all day, when I finally woke up I felt like **** and then it was time to get ready for work again.  I hated it so much, talk about not...
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2007

    Graveyard Boredness

    Hey I work graveyard shift and sometimes ita gets sooo boring. I'm looking for someone to text preferably a girl. Hit me up 623-414-5856....im just looking for someone to keep me company and loves to joke around and have a good time.
    andr3s131 andr3s131
    22-25, M
    Jul 25, 2013

    Fell Asleep On My Shift

    Just wanted to know how many of you have every fallen asleep on your shift? Tonight after I just started working 3rd shift I fell asleep for 15 min and don't you know it my luck someone came in the office and then called the police because I didn't wake up by the time the police...
    moutaintraceaudit moutaintraceaudit
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 30, 2011

    I Know Why Its Called The Graveyard......

    No, really--Im glad to have a job--and a good paying job at that. I work 3- 12 hour graves a week as a sleep tech. I only started a couple of months ago and am trying to get adjusted. I am feeling a little bit of the blues as it seems my familys life just passes me by as i sleep...
    babsinwa babsinwa
    41-45
    1 Response Feb 27, 2012

    9pm - 6am

    I love my shift. I've been on nights for about 12 years now and I can't imagine going back to being a day time worker. Sure, it's hell on your life but the perks make up for that.
    CrassLass CrassLass
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2007

    Started Working The Graveyard Shift In May (2013)

    I never thought that i would be working the midnight shift, EVER. I was never one to be able to stay up all night, i was a morning person... but that all changed when I received the midnight shift at a group home for the mentally disabled. I absolutely LOVE my job. I get paid a...
    Flipadelphia Flipadelphia
    22-25, F
    Nov 20, 2013

    New To The Night Shift

    I'm currently a full time student and a full time employee, so that puts me in a bit of a pickle no matter what type of job I try to have. But the night shift is the only one that works with my schedule. Unfortunately, I have lost the social aspect of being a 20 year old in lieu...
    floridasunshiine floridasunshiine
    18-21
    Nov 18, 2010

    Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been working the 10pm -630am shift for 12 years.  I have a 6 year old at home and a 19 year old still at home.  I'm a single parent and I never seem to get it together.  My job is physical I stand, push, pull and walk all night long and when i get home i...
    felicia321 felicia321
    36-40, F
    Feb 2, 2010

    Working the Saturday shift.

    It's tuff starting the shift one day and ending it the next day. Is this Friday or is it Saturday damn I'm confused.
    SweetSarahSawyer SweetSarahSawyer
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Feb 5

    Night Nurse

    I love working the night shift 7P-7A for the same reasons that are already mentioned. NO D.O.N. on your back. And the family members are not there asking you questions that they"forgot" to ask the doctor who was just in the room . I love it
    CheryBella CheryBella
    26-30, F
    Jul 19, 2007

    The Best Shift Ever

    I Work the Late shift in a group home for the developmentaly disabled..The best thing is that I work alone..No Supervisior I can pretty much get away with a lot of bull ****. But my main focus is to take care of the people who live at the home and that's what makes me feel good...
    moondoggie moondoggie
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 9, 2007

    Stuck In The Night Shift

    I've worked 10:30p-6:30a in a group home for developmentally disabled adults for over a year. I did not CHOOSE this shift but I got a DUI and couldn't drive the vans so it was either this or resign (I worked for a year and a half before at a different house during normal people...
    katrinioso katrinioso
    22-25
    Dec 2, 2012

    Love/hate Working Night Shift

    I have worked the night shift at the same hotel for over nine years.  I have really liked it. That is until a couple months ago.  On one Saturday night I only had 5 hours of sleep.  Not even a straight five hours.  So I pick up an energy drink on my way to work.  Then after...
    DevilInMissJones DevilInMissJones
    36-40, F
    Oct 5, 2011

    It Has It's Good Points and Bad Points

    i've been on the night shift for almost 15 years and, like most everything, it has it's pluses and minuses. on the plus side, it's quiet, more stress free and i avoid alot of the office politics that goes on in the workplace, which is a big plus to me. on the downside, i don't...
    jerrica jerrica
    46-50, F
    11 Responses May 24, 2009

    I Love My Overnight Job!

    I work the overnight shift at a hotel...it rocks!  It's like not working at all!  It's like sleeping in everyday...i sleep until about 1 in the afternoon, then I can spend time with my friends, have dinner, shop, wander, until ten at night...i wouldn't have it any other...
    teddygirlove teddygirlove
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2008

    Not That Bad.

    Me and my Husband run an exoctic dance company where we send dancers to peoples houses. We work 24 hours a day litterally. I cant even count all the times when I was trying to take a nap and woke up to send a girl out.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Feb 17, 2008

    Night Nurse

    I love working the night shift 7P-7A for the same reasons that are already mentioned. NO D.O.N. on your back. And the family members are not there asking you questions that they"forgot" to ask the doctor who was just in the room . I love it
    CheryBella CheryBella
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2007

    I Really Hate It When

    People who know you sleep during the day wake you up for stupid things. If I woke them up at 2 or 3 in the morning to ask them the same stuff they'd be pissed. I hate when they call and wake you up when you answer they say "oh, were you sleeping??" or "are you STILL in bed...
    marriedintx marriedintx
    31-35, F
    Jul 27, 2010

    I Used To.

    I MISS IT! I DO! I enjoyed it. But I ****** it up. I worked 11pm-7am Sun through Thurs. Had Friday and Saturday off. I was the only full-time employee except for the Manager. It was awesome.
    Lovemegoofy Lovemegoofy
    22-25
    Oct 6, 2010

    How do people stay up?

    I've been at it for a little over month and still find it difficult to stay awake through out the entire shift. Advice & tips welcome
    fuccingrocc fuccingrocc
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    THD

    Well first off  i am glad to be part of this group working the graveyard shift has a certian lonely feel to it .So i work at Home Depot 8 pm to 4 am i like it time goes by fast but i dont seem to have a life now if i am not working i am sleeping . i think the job would be...
    sflores sflores
    26-30
    7 Responses Oct 29, 2008
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