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

    Shift premium is a good thing
    RocknRobb1985 RocknRobb1985 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20, 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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    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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    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15, 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 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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    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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    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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    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Second night of three working in this hellhole.

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

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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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    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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    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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    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 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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    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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    I have just finished doing night shift work at the hospital. While I hate having my sleep schedule messed up there is something special about the night. Working while everyone...
    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M May 7

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    I still do it's been 8 years now and still working 12 hour nights. It works out for now with kids and husband schedule but it does suck.
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 4 Responses May 8

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    With one goth and two perverts! Goth boy had his posy that tried to hang around not ok being the only girl in s room on 12 guys. Especially when 9-10 should not be there. I...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    I work swing shift. So when I get off work, local time is 10:50. So it's perfect time for a nice long drive, no traffic. No traffic is my favorite part. Also it's awesome to go...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M May 15

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    Hubby is home for a week! I missed him a lot this Rig. Only got to talk to him 4 time in the last two weeks due to night shift and service. Blessed he is home safe!
    Syoung14 Syoung14 22-25, F May 6

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    I just feel more comfortable at night, less smothered. I feel like I can breathe and be myself. I need a night shift job..
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 14

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    sometimes I like to take time to myself and play some games at night. but always gotta be up at 4 to go to work on the ranch. so sometimes I don't even get sleep xD
    jackdragon22399 jackdragon22399 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    Ooh god yesterday the whole night i was awake,the reason i use to work for australian shift recently i had to quit the job due to some personal reasons,and now i dont feel sleepy...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response May 14

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    Christmas lights, Certainly! We did one particular spot per week this calendar year amongst xmas and new yrR17;s. The kids beloved it.I generally loved the Xmas lights at DominoR17...
    Daniel2851fec7 Daniel2851fec7 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am a shift manager at Mcdonald's and the day to day we have to put up with is crazy. They really don't pay us enough to put up with customers who treat us like the scum of the...
    DreamsofmyE DreamsofmyE 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    After 10+ years of working second and third shift jobs, I can't imagine being awake at any other time. I get more done between 2 am and 6 am than most people in an entire 8 hour...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    I grew up in a moderate sized city where you could see just enough of the night sky to have certain nights that looked just a little more impressive than others, depending on...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Working the overnight shift means I am always up until morning. The earliest I ever go to bed is like 7am, but usually I don't get to sleep until closer to 9.
    jessicajinx jessicajinx 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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