I Worked Night Shift

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    I have worked night shift for over 2 years.  It is great cus the big bosses are gone but I always am tired.  Co-workers have switched to day shift and go on about how great they feel once they changed.  I think that night are so layed back and calm.  I love...
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    1 Response May 1, 2010

    In Fact I Have Worked Many Different Shifts!!

    oh yes, i have worked more than just night shifts in my work, i have worked morning shifts, late shifts, night shifts, double shifts, split shifts, worked 10-12 days in a row!! i dont mind though, as long as i got a job, im happy!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    Not Anymore

    I used to think i would prefer working the night shift forever but now that's just not the case. The older i get the harder it's becoming for me to stay up later at night. I guess it just comes with the getting old.
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    Nov 18, 2010

    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, 2014

    I Have Worked The Night Shift

    I have worked the night shift in convenience stores and in security work many times over the years. Sometimes the biggest occupational hazrd is boredom in these jobs (especially the security guard work). Of course, as a guard, I would rather be bored than active.
    baringmysoul baringmysoul
    41-45, M
    May 4, 2010

    Do people that work the night shift find

    that they are sick more often ?
    wildworld12 wildworld12
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    From Fallen Boy To Determined Man

    Night shift will test you, drown you, break and remake you. When it is all said and done, those who are left standing are truly something special. In this instance, the place was the Wawa convenience store on a prestigious Ivy League Campus. Busy like you can't imagine by day...
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    Oct 8, 2010

    At A Convenience Store

    It always struck me as funny that at that particular place we weren't supposed to call it the graveyard shift. They called it sunrise shift instead but the hours were ten at night till six in the morning and in the winter it was still dark for an hour and a half after I...
    Powderblue Powderblue
    36-40, F
    May 2, 2010

    I Did

    For almost three years because it was the only way I could go to school, work another job, and be able to afford my college and do my homework. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 1, 2010

    Sometimes working a 3dr shift can be hard

    but hey if i work nights then that makes me a dark night soon it will be time for me to go to work :( it a job
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2016


    I worked the night shift at a nursing home for only about a month, and I hated it! I didn't feel like I had enough time with my kids, as I was working all night and sleeping all day. It was an easy shift for that kind of work, as most of the residents were sleeping and we...
    Tamytha Tamytha
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2012
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