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Old 10-24-2012, 04:16 PM  
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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 10-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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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, 04:24 PM   #7
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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, 04:36 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, 04:37 PM   #9
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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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
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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You never spend any money because you work -> sleep -> work. Its ok for a little while but IMO its gets old.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #12
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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, 04:40 PM   #13
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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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 10-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #15
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taking a night shift position with 10:45 PM- 9:00 AM with 7 days on and 7 days off
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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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