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I Work the Night Shift

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    Beginning to Hate My Boss...

    My boss is a weasel. He has the option to have me work days or nights, but chooses to put me I nights (a shift i have made clear makes me sick) because he likes to party
    JWKenpo JWKenpo 36-40, M 9 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Sometimes!!

    when it comes to my work, i am always ultra flexible with my shifts, cos i dont really do much on my days off anyway, but most of my shifts are either usually the late shift, or night shift, sometimes both in the same week lol!! i actually quite like the night shift, cos there...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Jul 17, 2012

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    Just Started

    I changed over to the 11pm-6am shift at the 24-hoiur convenience store where I work because it paid an extra dollar an hour. And boy am I earning it! drunks who **** on my car, loud bums by the trash cans, hauling in late-night deliveries without help ... Not to mention what it's...
    juicylucybelle juicylucybelle 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    And now that it's my day off.

    .. ...I re-arranged my furniture....at 3 am. Damn body clock.
    nicoleACA nicoleACA 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I work night shift. 12 hour nights.

    7pm to 7am. Its nice to work at my own pace and to be on when its quieter but i hate that ive been forced into this schedule by illness. I have to struggle through the shift knowing i wouldnt cope on days. I feel like a burden and that im useless.
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Seven (7) Twelve (12) Hours Shift - Then Seven (7) Days Off !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I work a 7 12hrs shift of 84 hrs per week and then have 7 days off. In total I work two weeks or 14 days for the month. Call me crazy if you like, but I enjoy my two weeks off every month by doing these compressed hours in nursing in the UK. The money is crap, but the time off is...
    bowenedyth bowenedyth 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    Night shift is so annoying.

    .. Just woke from a bazaar dream, now I am having trouble getting back to sleep, so I can be ready for my shift tonight... At least it's only 8 hours tonight. Shift work is awesome and so crap all at once. No body likes doing paper work at the best of times. Let alone in the...
    nada16 nada16 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    The Night Shift - Some Good, Some Bad

    I work the night shift (22.30-08.00) in a public hospital every second weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun). On the positive side, it pays better (penalty rates) and means you don't have to spend as much of your time working to earn a decent income. I also love the quietness and calm...
    pennylarana pennylarana 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2008

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    It's hard working night shift,

    I work 11pm 7am I get sleepy around 2 or 3, but I'm greatful to have a job
    Katoct67 Katoct67 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Night Owl

    I'm a RN and have worked the 7p-7a shift for the past 11 years.  I do four in a row,  I'm a night owl and always have been.  I tried working days but would stay up half the night and be tired when it came time to go to work.  I really like working nights...
    denise300 denise300 51-55 Aug 25, 2009

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    I work the night shift on weekends,

    and I hate it. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have a job but its still difficult trying to stay awake all night and then try to sleep during the day. Plus its not healthy. Its a proven fact night shift workers have a higher risk of developing diabetes, due to lack of sleep...
    Antony7 Antony7 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Any tips to accommodate everyday things I work

    nights 4 nights : 10pm- 6am , then I come home and sleep ... Only until 12 or 1 pm . Then I eat . Run . And do some homework . And eat again and I get tired . I want to sleep more but my body can't . For example when I come home 6 10 ish I get ready for bed and sleep I want to...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F Nov 12

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    How do people adjust to night shift?

    I love night shift because it's so quite
    hzel1323 hzel1323 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Narcoleptic Insomniac

    i work the night shift. three 12-hour shifts per week. 7p-7a. I've been doing it for almost 10 years now and i think its killing me. i started doing it when i had a baby and i wanted to keep him out of daycare. and I'm still doing it 10 years later. its a bit of a love/hate...
    luvsboys luvsboys 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Night Shift Rocks

    I love the night shift. The fewer people I have to deal with, the better. There are only four of us on duty at nights (hospital) and sometimes that's three too many ;P
    NightShifter NightShifter 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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    12 hour nights are to tiring

    but only 4 a week and no weekends, can't wait for my long weekends off, going up to the lakes and just chilling 😴
    lloyds123 lloyds123 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I swear everytime I work a night I think about

    everything and every last detail about things
    annoyedgirl annoyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Worked Nights For 8 Years

    I have worked nights for the last 8 years and to be honest I love it. I work at Heathrow Airport and do customer relations. I help lost people, help people with bags, give them travel advice etc. I start when most people finish and finish when most people start. I love the...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M Mar 15, 2013

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    Night Shift-adverse Effects

    I am a nurse and began working night shift about 1.5 years ago, thinking I was a night owl (which I am) so naturally thought I would like it better. Don't get me wrong-I love that the phone doesn't ring as much, I can spend more time taking care of my patients the way I've...
    hollyjolly0984 hollyjolly0984 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Night Shift Nation Unite

    Thanks for starting this.  I have an idea to try to get this group some large numbers. First, start with hospital / ambulance workers. That is a  guaranteed 1,000 members there. You contact any restaurant USA that delivers until 10 pm (probably Pizza Hut). Fax a flyer...
    nightshiftsoldier nightshiftsoldier 36-40, M Feb 10, 2010

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    7pm-7:30am ... Yuck.

    Shift premium is a good thing
    RocknRobb1985 RocknRobb1985 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20

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    Help For My Final Year Major Project At University

    Hello everybody, I am a final year design student studying in Salford, Manchester and need your help! For my final major project I am currently working on the effects of night shift work on people's sleeping patterns and how they deal with it. The questionnaire is made up of 1...
    ProductManchester ProductManchester 18-21, M Dec 9, 2012

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    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I rather work a night shift stocking than a morning shift stocking.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I've worked nights since 1994. My past few jobs were the night shift. I love it for several reasons, the money is better, fewer bosses, more interesting coworkers plus I have the...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm working right now at this moment and trying hard to keep busy so I won't fall asleep. I guess it really doesn't matter the amount of sleep you get before your shift; you will...
    XtraORD1nary XtraORD1nary 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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    After a day shift, then followed by another day shift. Repeatedly. For a few months. For another two years if I decide to continue med school and enter residency.
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 24

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    So I get a phone call at 7am my boss telling me that I have to work 10 to 6am tonight. Ugh my normal shift is 5p-1a. My wife is upset about it but in the end I'm still making...
    clnj clnj 26-30, M Nov 23

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    and i ******* hate the hours. i hate going in late night n being there til the sun comes up. i guess the only good thing tho is that it gives me time to think about **** since its...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I loove working at night. its quiet and i can get work done in peace without someone watching over my shoulder
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 23

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    And the afternoon shift, and a full time student... And attempt to have a social life, and be a good brother, and try to have home cooked meals, housekeeping, and try dating, and...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Early 20s. Had the most fun! Had a shy coworker (with a good sense of humor though). For his birthday I bought a blowup doll and sat her at his desk. LOL his first words were "what...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I, the Pniss, hereby request a raise in salary for the following reasons: I do physical labour. I work at great depths. I plunge head first into everything I do. I do not get...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Night shift workers represent!
    NarakunoHana NarakunoHana 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I have seriously always been this way. My natural clock just works this way. Working nights feels more natural for me. Interacting with people during the day and dealing with all...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    So I worked at a pool hall. The manager was just a selfish **** who hated pool players. At the busiest night of the year, he decides to leave me and one other person working the...
    hershey29 hershey29 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I used to really love my job. Then about a year ago we got a new head manager. He is a complete and total idiot. He very shortly after starting promoted a tiny little cute type...
    fourcrazyccats fourcrazyccats 31-35, F Dec 3

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    Working a 12 hour shift today and working another 12 hour shift tomorrow...haven't had a day off in 2 weeks ....this week my paycheck is going to look good...working hard for what...
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I am currently a D-shifter(dream shifter), S-shifter(soul shifter), and a M-shifter (mental). But I'm desperate to become a P-shifter! I'll give up all my shifting a now just for...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Nov 20

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    Shampoo your hair and therapeutic massage this mixture into your scalp. It can be advised you make this happen whenever you Usually clean your hair.Lice won't be able to bounce or...
    William899p0uji William899p0uji 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    This sucks... Starting nights tonight, yet cannot get a nap in...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    i suppose it is a curse and a blessing. i work a 3rd shift so the upside no one bothers me. down side most of my friends are sleeping.
    halfbreedslut halfbreedslut 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    05:00 AM, I am awaken by the must awful sound in the morning, that sound that makes you want to kill with the biggest, baddest and powerful gun in the world. As my body walks...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M Nov 26

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    So I am currently working a seasonal job that is supposed to be part time. I am now working full time. It's been 3 days, 1 in the back by myself watching training modules, 1 on...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I have had the worst luck with gyms. 3 of the gyms I have belonged to have gone under. I am currently at a smaller gym and they have cut classes like crazy. I felt the weight...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 23 Responses Dec 1

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    Test ducts for holes and gaps where by sections have divided and air may very well be leaking. It is possible to seal some leaks you with mastic sealant or metallic tape (Really...
    Anthonick826k7ka4 Anthonick826k7ka4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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