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I Work the Night Shift

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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 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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    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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    cplseekingcpl cplseekingcpl 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    God, this week have been hell. 2 co-worker pulled out an I got stuck with their shifts. Just not fair. I've barely had 8 hours of sleep in total in the past 3 days. Fml
    PleaseDontHurtMeAgain PleaseDontHurtMeAgain 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Yeah. Many night shift jobs. It messes with your body clock, your friends and family life. It's difficult to plan things in advance. And of course,you need to be able to sleep...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I prefer a night shift doing inventory or planner over morning stocking any day of the week.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 2

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    After duty my co staffs decided to go to Costco and i tag along. I was so tired and sleepy. My body felt heavy but at least i was able to reach my bed (_ _).。o○
    waruchen waruchen 31-35 1 Response Oct 2

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    The feeling when you have scumbag bosses...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F Oct 10

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    Plenty. Too much. Nocturnal now. Unless needed by pals during daylight.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 18 hrs ago

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    It's been 1 year and 8 months since I started working night shift. I'm a security guard in an empty Progressive call center. I have a tv and even gym access on my lunch break. This...
    Saphic33 Saphic33 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm a night shift RN in an Intensive Care Unit
    UVaNurse UVaNurse 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 21

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    I work nights and most people are usually asleep anyone out there wanna chat?
    eagleeye825 eagleeye825 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nightshift is just so under appreciated here where I worked. There are always complaints that we don't work hard enough or do enough. What did you expect? The patients are sleeping...
    rawrgirl90 rawrgirl90 22-25, F a week ago

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    lamarvandusen lamarvandusen 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I had another nightmare... It was the same one as last night... :/ it was so vivid... And it was about losing you. :/ there was blood everywhere... People dying all around me.. But...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've been seeing the same nightmare since I was a kid. I have no idea why... It takes place in my childhood home but is totally fictional and scary. It comes relatively often. It's...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 15 mins ago

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    This is the first part of one of my many nightmares. I awoke on top of a twisted landscape, with it's organs branching out into trees. The lands were shifting constantly, melting...
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    One of the pluses of this job is i see a lot of night skies- tonight it's clear and the stars seem to stretch into forever....it's a treat to be able to pause for a few...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    Another nightmare..... I'm too scared to fall back asleep... :/
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    When I was 22 years old, my boyfriend who is now my husband, taught me how to drive stick shift. You would think he would have taken me to an empty parking lot to start. No, that...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    I believe that the mastery of the manual transmission is beginning to be a lost art. It should be a requirement in driver's education. More than 75% of the world relies on a stick...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have to work a 9pm-4am floor set shift tonight. Shoot me in the place please.
    carheath carheath 18-21, F Oct 9

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    I have to work 13 hour shifts every Sunday..
    sheghost sheghost 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Well who in the hell can't in the uk. Most cars vans and lorries are "stick shift"
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Oct 3

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    Most vehicles in Europe are stick shift.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Learned to drive and took the test in a stick shift. All the cars I've owned have been stick. Looking to buy a new one now, and it'll be stick. I hate driving automatics, it...
    LaurelTree68 LaurelTree68 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm just so good at finding the coupling point .. You can only get a driving license in a car with a stick shift here by us .. Almost all cars have a stick here... ;)
    htheart htheart 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I been getting angered easily And waking up with neck and arm pain Could that be a sign I'm close to shifting into my wolf
    GirlWolf123 GirlWolf123 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I love my job but it tests my limits. I used to be very out of shape, I have lost forty pounds between my job and trying to build up my strength to give better care to my patients...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F a week ago

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    I've been in a long distance relationship for 8 months now. We met in a karaoke app, so at first most (if not everything) of the things we do together are songs. After sometime...
    ICanBeBad ICanBeBad 31-35, F