Work nights?

  • werdnandrew

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    Mar 09, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    How many people work overnights? How does it make you feel?
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    Mar 09, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    I spent about half my service working nights. I never had a problem with it. I was always able to sleep well during the day.

    I think problems start if you treat the time when you should be sleeping as 'free time' to go and do other things.
  • rnch

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    Mar 09, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said1. I used to, a long time ago.
    2. Lousy




    1. AGREE

    2. AGREE


    My current bf/FWB/whatever-the-hell-we-are is now working a 3-2-2-3 (work 3, off 2, work 2, off 3) 7 pm to 7 am shift; I have switched to a 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday shift.

    He spends his first day off recovering from night shift, the day before going back to work trying to adjust to night shift again. SO much time wasted! SO much time apart!!




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  • mybud

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    Mar 09, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Have done this...It fucks with your social life....
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    Mar 10, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    I liked working nights, but we used to joke that the `night crew` had odd personalities compared to the rest of the health care team. I liked it during the summer since I would come home and sleep for 4 hours, get up and lounge by the pool for the afternoon and nap in the evening before work. That being said, I also have a few studies in my office that show night shift workers are more likely to have sleep disturbances, have a shorter life span and suffer mental health illnesses as a result than the general population.
  • werdnandrew

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    Mar 10, 2012 7:51 AM GMT
    This I agree with totally. It blows especially when your dating or in a relationship and you want to talk or text your man, while your working at night and he's sleeping.

    mybud saidHave done this...It fucks with your social life....
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    Mar 10, 2012 8:16 AM GMT
    i have to once a month for our monthly release. it's because that's the time of the month when there is the least amount of online traffic on the site.
    it's not that bad, i go in at 2am and am usually done by 10am and just carry on with my day...just have an early night instead.
    oh and the overtime is great, pretty much pays have of my rent icon_smile.gif
  • werdnandrew

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    Mar 10, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    Well my job pays the rent but its taking a toll on me. In the beginning I worked 7 nights a week 8 hours shifts for over 3 months (two separate hotels), recently I took on 1 month of overtime 7 days a week and I just can't seem to do it anymore. I haven't recovered yet. I just need to sleep in for one full day.
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    Mar 10, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    I work nights at a bar, Starbucks morning as a Baraista and also my own online store www.portraydesigns.net... lol it makes me feel drawn out and stretched.
  • werdnandrew

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    Mar 10, 2012 9:38 AM GMT
    I work completely alone. I think that is another factor!
  • MikemikeMike

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    Mar 10, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    I do this a lot, but there is a ton of people around so it doesn't bother me. Neither does my checkicon_biggrin.gif
  • Arcangel7769

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    Mar 10, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    I work 7pm-7am 3 days out of the week. As long as I get enough sleep, I have no problem. For me, the key to getting enough sleep is a cool dark quiet room. Sleep great!

    The up side is that the night shift differential is an extra 4.50 an hour. Plus, on my days off, everyone else is at work so low traffic and low gym crowds.

    Personally, I like it. Yeah, I know, I'm in the minority.
  • shoelessj

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    Mar 11, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    I worked midnight to 8am for about five years, just got off them. Lost the extra 10% in pay for working nights but i don't mind. it's nice to have a life once again.

    i didn't care so much about having to leave parties and stuff at 10pm so i could get to work, or not being able to drink (much) when i went out, but i could never get used to the sleep disruptions (i could not sleep 8 hours during the day - i'd take a couple 3-4 hour naps) and generally i felt like crap much of the time.

    i think that anyone who is a boss or schedules people to work overnights/nights should work them once in a while themselves, so they know what their employees go thru.
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    I work night audits at a hotel. Every weekend, from 11 PM until 7 AM. It's not a bad job. On the bright side, I get to work independently and without my supervisor on duty, it's pretty easy to do, and I get to even do my college work there if I need to. So I may not be able to go out to the bars or clubs on the weekends...that reality doesn't bother me too much; I was never much of a bar/club person anyway.
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    I never worked the entire night but about 8-9 years ago I worked the last shift in a call center which was 4pm-midnight and I did that for around 6 years. At first I hated it as previously I only worked days. But soon I saw the bright side. I could be out on Fri and Sat night and even Sunday, if I wanted, and not be all sleepy by 8-9pm. Besides I'm not a morning person. I'll stay up all night and have fun with you but in the morning i'll eat you alive if you wake me up too early. The exception being if you want morning sex. icon_wink.gif

    However I can see the point of view where it would be an issue if you are dating or in a relationship and the other person was on a day shift. That would suck.
  • werdnandrew

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    Mar 11, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    I work night audit too at a hotel. 11pm to 7 am 5 days a week. Yes I make the most Iv'e ever made which is only $11.00 an hour, but the stress and lack of human connection is horrible. Like I am dating someone and while he's asleep I am awake, and while I am sleeping he is awake. I mean we do hangout for a good amount of time each time but I still have to cut it short at 10 to make it to work at 11 on time. I just want to be able to spend a whole night with the one I care about. I am looking for a different place to work hopefully that works out for the best. my dad worked graveyard for 30 years but he also had to do it because he has a wife and 3 boys, a house, and two cars, so it was a necessity for him.



    Scotticus saidI work night audits at a hotel. Every weekend, from 11 PM until 7 AM. It's not a bad job. On the bright side, I get to work independently and without my supervisor on duty, it's pretty easy to do, and I get to even do my college work there if I need to. So I may not be able to go out to the bars or clubs on the weekends...that reality doesn't bother me too much; I was never much of a bar/club person anyway.
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    I had lots of night shifts in my past life (early-mid 20's).
    Always loved them...kinda wish I still had night shifts instead of days. Mornings suck.