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I Work the Night Shift

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 99 People

    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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

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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 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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

    Shift premium is a good thing
    RocknRobb1985 RocknRobb1985 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    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

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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, 2014

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    ugh....graveyard shifts at the hospital really

    are starting to kill me. And I loathe 4 am because that is when I want to fall asleep.
    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F Jan 1

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    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Just got off work. Bored and looking to chit chat . Anyone else up? Interesting convo , not Pervy stuff. SOO not in the mood for that
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 13 Responses Mar 2

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    I work night shift and I like it. I love sleeping during the day and being awake when the rest of the world is resting quietly. More money is made working at night as a RN but my...
    rj2015 rj2015 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I worked night shift for eight years.
    fleebabylon fleebabylon 26-30, M Mar 10

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    Yeah! Saturday night right now, too young for doing nothing so I'm working. Lol, ******* night shift.
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i don't do this by choice. I do this cuz I work the night shift.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M Mar 9

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    night shift stuff are weird
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have done this a few times. My last job I worked nights and weekends. I would get bored. When you get bored you know what happens. They say an idle mind is the devils work shop...
    kmac72 kmac72 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Usually I don't drink coffee, even while working nights. But tonight I thought why not! and now I'm bordering between being perfectly buzzed and having a complete panic attack!!
    meowmix29 meowmix29 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have been living and working outside of the United States for many years now.....I enjoy the traveling but I also enjoy getting home to the states when I can...:)
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60, M 44 mins ago

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    I have a tendency to stay up late at night wondering about the future. Im curious about what my life will be like in the next few years. Where will I be? What will I be doing...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    When i can look up. Instead of inward. Or fictionally forward. The little dipper moves. Or is it the earth does. And is it a dipper at all. My inner brat debates...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 29 mins ago

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    BBB ranking is dependant on 13 things. Get the details with regards to the variables considered. Factors that elevatedPiering is most often a more expensive system for fixing a...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Back on the work shift I was made for I suppose. 4:30pm to 4:30 am. Like it? Don't know..but I enjoy sleeping till noon.
    Airmech Airmech 46-50, M Mar 16

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    I've been a night owl ever since I got my first job at age 16. It was waiting tables 2nd shift and that sorta stuck with me. No matter how long I was in school or once I got 8-5...
    vetsyd vetsyd 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Been working at an old sweetbay store converted into a Winn Dixie, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I've been working before and after the switch. I Started off (when we...
    DJM8 DJM8 31-35, M Mar 5