I Work the Night Shift

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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

    I have work nights some times,

    I think I actually prefer night time than day time for work.
    john9421 john9421
    22-25, M
    Feb 7, 2016

    Yup.... Almost 9 years of this 12 hour stuff.

    I'm never gonna leave it unless I strike it rich! I love my job and the people who I work with, meet and there's never a night without tons of laughter. I've been proposed to, ran after, stalked around the work place, I've seen life, saved lives and touches the hands of death...
    notAloneWithYou notAloneWithYou
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2016

    I work 10-8 and find

    for my own sanity I have to stick with my sleep schedule even on my off days. It is a lonely shift!
    leach2001 leach2001
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    This week I have the night shift.

    I hope nothing bad will happen, I hate when **** happens in the night shift!!
    MrZenigata MrZenigata
    26-30, M
    Feb 9, 2015

    One of the great positives is

    that I get to see the sunrise every morning. My favorite ones are when the horizon becomes a straight rainbow.
    SkollHati SkollHati
    22-25, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    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

    How do people adjust to night shift?

    I love night shift because it's so quite
    hzel1323 hzel1323
    26-30, F
    Jul 16, 2014

    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

    Second night of three working in this hellhole.

    If anyone feels like helping keep me awake, feel free to send me a message anytime :)
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I normally work from 11:30 pm to 7:30am

    and even when I'm off I sleep all day and when I get up no one is awake,It sucks being bored and lonely
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87
    26-30, T
    Jun 26, 2015


    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
    36-40, M
    Jul 17, 2012

    Do any of you have relationship problems

    related to working the night shift?
    lostinmn lostinmn
    Aug 12, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    Sep 28, 2014

    And now that it's my day off.

    .. ...I re-arranged my furniture....at 3 am. Damn body clock.
    nicoleACA nicoleACA
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    Aug 25, 2009

    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
    Jan 21, 2009

    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
    6 Responses Jan 4, 2009
    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    I'm 16 and my very first job I got a couple

    weeks ago and I work 10pm to 6 am at a nursing home:) im pretty sure I forgot what sleep is:/
    Angel1733 Angel1733
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    11 to 7 I am about to pass out

    and it's only 1230:(
    juliebuggs juliebuggs
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I swear everytime I work a night I think about

    everything and every last detail about things
    annoyedgirl annoyedgirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2015

    long night shift ahead of me.

    anyone want to chat?
    midmoguy1 midmoguy1
    36-40, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    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
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015
    emmajames41 emmajames41
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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

    Shift premium is a good thing
    RocknRobb1985 RocknRobb1985
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014
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