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I Work the Night Shift

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    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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    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 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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    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been on this night shift for 9 mths. I am feeling completely burned out... and depressed because I can't seem to land another job. I want to go back to school so I can...
    natural74 natural74 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Hiiyyaa Kayle here :D haha Yeah I work nights sometimes through the week, I don't mind it too much I'm a waitress and its very calm at night, also means I get to be lazy during...
    Kaayyllee Kaayyllee 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My job is seriously depressing!!!! Acute long term care-sad sad stories I see every night at work
    DarlinD DarlinD 41-45, F Aug 27

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    The silver sword of morning piercing through my window frame. It's light now skipping round my room , its driving me insane. With eyes closed tight, this lights now dancing on my...
    lloyds123 lloyds123 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    and "suffer" from delayed sleep phase disorder to be specific. I've been this way ever since I was a little kid. Whereas most kids fall asleep as soon as their head hits the...
    LockedDarius LockedDarius 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Me too, i've been on night shifts for three years and it seems like im always new to it, they said you body wont constantly balance the time or your body clock even if you doing it...
    raiden26 raiden26 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I am so tired after night shift but I need to workout. So I'm doing chest and shoulders today.
    thingy1jrc thingy1jrc 26-30, M Aug 25

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    Why? Because I have to go on night shift and I have to be ready!
    SeanJohnston SeanJohnston 22-25, M Aug 18

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    Which is unfortunate, because I often work early mornings. Ah well, can't fight this feelin' :D
    fuzzynerd fuzzynerd 26-30, M 51 mins ago

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    I find it hard to sleep at night, this has been true all of my life. I pay for it the next day now and really want sleep but I am so excited about the things I could do with my...
    Radformula7 Radformula7 46-50, M Aug 26

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    Seldom do I sleep through the night-I just wake up. Early in my working years either worked swing or graveyard shifts. Weird, I liked it. I like the bright moon at night, the...
    Soullovr Soullovr 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Story of my life. Maybe I should get a job where I can work the graveyard shift. Perhaps sleep would be easier to acquire in the daytime.
    Soleil05 Soleil05 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My first car was a stick shift. It was a grey 1987 HONDA ACCORD LX sedan with a five speed transmission. I owned the car for 2 years, from 2004 to 2006. It was a fun car to...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M a week ago

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    The question that is often asked is "well, what happens when I shape shift? Where's my body?" The answer to that question would depend upon who you are, and what degree of...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    How can I control myself not to shift I don't shift in school or a place that humans may see me! I need advice! I think I might be close to shifting the fist time and summer is...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Not one particular product was damaged or broken; that is sort of an accomplishment for even essentially the most optimistic consequence, There are tons of miles and ports in...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M Aug 24

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    My supervisor was a ****. I was part-time at a busy retail store based near my college. I was doing minimal hours - occasionally 16 hours a week. The pay was poor, but it got me...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Spring, tx We've been a full provider design business by having an addition of gutter helmet. our most important target...Houston, TX We'll get it done in your case! will take...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I wouldn't know cause it is my job is something some would call easy and I suppose on the body yes but mentally it's tiring having to deal with 8 hours of complains, specifics...
    alohacruz alohacruz 16-17, F Sep 4

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    Whenever I don't have to work I am up all night. Almost without fail every time. Things are much more calm at night. I can focus more. I am more creative. Music sounds better. The...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Sorry guys, but it is so funny to read stories about your experiences with manual transmission cars. In my country automatic transmissions are not so common, so you have to learn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I think as I've gotten older over the years, I've gained more knowledge. I would really appreciate more meditation and p-shifting techniques though. So, if anyone can help I'd...
    EmberWolf EmberWolf 16-17, F Aug 26

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    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I wake up every night at Exactly 3:00 AM on the dot. I'll be tired and ready to fall asleep at 11:00 pm. I go to bed and without fail, I'll wake up at the Exact Same Time every...
    patagonia777 patagonia777 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A long time ago I went to the doctors complaing of depression and a lack of motivation to live my life, they put me on medical benefits and left me there to rot. After 15years of...
    AltLexington AltLexington 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I wont spoil the excitement with the rides you could find those out for yourselves, as we did....but House Mountain a must and never for that faint hearted.....go enjoy..deffo a...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Bare with me please it's a long story but I do need help! Okay so I worked in a photo studio place and as I love photography I figured I'd finally found a job I could stay in for...
    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    This is one such experience which can completely leave you exhausted. Been through this several times. I came out with one conclusion that thinking at night doesn't help at all...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 18

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