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Old 10-24-2012, 04:16 PM   Topic Starter
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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.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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I took the shift because it carried a $2/hr shift premium.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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I love my schedule and wouldn't want to go back to the proverbial 9-5. Not enough time off to really enjoy it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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**** that mess.....i don't think my body is biologically equipped to sleep in the middle of the day
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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**** 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
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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Blackout curtains are great. After the first week or so, you get used to it
Unless you live in Guru's neighborhood and there are some noisy dogs.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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I started out liking it but it is quickly taking its toll on me. I just got off work, am tired but not ready to crash. I get cranky alot. I either don't get enough sleep and be up for two days and nights & then on my nights off sleep for 16 hours. They switch my night schedule around each week so it's hard get into a routine. For what I get paid it's not worth it. Going go for my CDL and hope to make sum big bucks. Stress over bills is draining me down.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #15
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I started out liking it but it is quickly taking its toll on me. I just got off work, am tired but not ready to crash. I get cranky alot. I either don't get enough sleep and be up for two days and nights & then on my nights off sleep for 16 hours. They switch my night schedule around each week so it's hard get into a routine. For what I get paid it's not worth it. Going go for my CDL and hope to make sum big bucks. Stress over bills is draining me down.
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