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Sofa King 10-24-2012 04:16 PM

Nightshift Workers- Pros and Cons of Working 11 PM- 9AM
 
I'm considering taking a night shift job. I'm looking at either a 2:30 to 11 PM position with odd (varying schedule) days off and every other weekend or taking a night shift position with 10:45 PM- 9:00 AM with 7 days on and 7 days off.

Anyone ever work nights, still working nights? What do you like/dislike about it?

I'm single, no kids.

Either way, at some point if I'm doing well I might be given the opportunity to get a 7-3 time slot.

Night crew gets $1.00 more per hour. Both have full benefits.

BigMeatballDave 10-24-2012 04:18 PM

Is there a shift premium?

Dunit35 10-24-2012 04:20 PM

I work 9-7, 4 on 3 off. It is awesome, $.50 differential, get good action, usually time to do paperwork.

Sofa King 10-24-2012 04:20 PM

The night crew gets $1.00 more per hour.

BigMeatballDave 10-24-2012 04:21 PM

I was working 4:00p-4:30a Mon-thur

I took the shift because it carried a $2/hr shift premium.

Pestilence 10-24-2012 04:23 PM

I've done it in the past. It's great because you get time during the day to take care of errands.....or you can say **** it and sleep in if you want.

The only downfall.....you can go out partying until you get off of work.

2bikemike 10-24-2012 04:24 PM

I work rotating 12 hour shifts. Typically 3 days one week and 4 the next. We work all our night shifts in one run of 7 straight nights. Every 4th week we get 7 days off. All in all we work 14 days a month.

I love my schedule and wouldn't want to go back to the proverbial 9-5. Not enough time off to really enjoy it.

Dunit35 10-24-2012 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Pestilence (Post 9046267)
I've done it in the past. It's great because you get time during the day to take care of errands.....or you can say **** it and sleep in if you want.

The only downfall.....you can go out partying until you get off of work.

That's why I enjoy it. If I get off on time around 7 am, i usually try to wake up around 3. Gives me plenty of time to do whatever I need to do.

CoMoChief 10-24-2012 04:37 PM

**** that mess.....i don't think my body is biologically equipped to sleep in the middle of the day

Flachief58 10-24-2012 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Sofa King (Post 9046243)
I'm considering taking a night shift job. I'm looking at either a 2:30 to 11 PM position with odd (varying schedule) days off and every other weekend or taking a night shift position with 10:45 PM- 9:00 AM with 7 days on and 7 days off.

Anyone ever work nights, still working nights? What do you like/dislike about it?

I'm single, no kids.

Either way, at some point if I'm doing well I might be given the opportunity to get a 7-3 time slot.

Night crew gets $1.00 more per hour. Both have full benefits.

I loved it when I had the 3rd shift. All the big bosses are at home in bed so there is less stress to be on your best behavior plus you get paid more to do the same job. Since you don't have kids or a wife, it's a win win for you. I'd say go for it

MIAdragon 10-24-2012 04:37 PM

You never spend any money because you work -> sleep -> work. Its ok for a little while but IMO its gets old.

Flachief58 10-24-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 9046309)
**** that mess.....i don't think my body is biologically equipped to sleep in the middle of the day

Blackout curtains are great. After the first week or so, you get used to it

Gonzo 10-24-2012 04:40 PM

I currently work weird hours, some days, swings and overnights: (Make my own hours, sorta). I uses to like working swings, it sucks now. I hate overnights because I've been doing days since 1999. It's a lot tougher to adjust when you get a little older.

CoMoChief 10-24-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Flachief58 (Post 9046315)
Blackout curtains are great. After the first week or so, you get used to it

I will agree with this.....my green room has blackout curtains.

And blackout posters.....with blacklights.

fun times

Flachief58 10-24-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Sofa King (Post 9046243)
taking a night shift position with 10:45 PM- 9:00 AM with 7 days on and 7 days off

Quote:

Originally Posted by MIAdragon (Post 9046313)
You never spend any money because you work -> sleep -> work. Its ok for a little while but IMO its gets old.

7 on & 7 off would give him plenty of time to spend his new found wealth


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