Re: Surviving the Night Shift?
How many of you are lucky enough to work the night shift? The late, late shift, also known as grave yards.
I work three weeks on day shift, then one week of six nights per month. Three of the nights are 12 hours, the other three are 8.
Does anybody actually enjoy working the night shift, and why?
How do you pass the time while staying awake?
Any tips on how to stay awake?
Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you!!
I just started a new job that was suppose to be second shift. I asked about third shift then changed my mind because... well... it's kinda boring. My boss decided to put me on night shift for a week just to let me try it out. Tonight will be my second night. So, now she's changed the schedule... Saturday and Sunday nights I work 12-8 then Tue, Wed, Thur I'll work 3-11. *Sigh*... A little of both.
I like night shift because it's quiet. The kids tend to be pretty hyper in the evenings and sometimes like to cause a lot of ruckus. However, working nights they are sleeping so... no ruckus. In the morning when we wake them up they are too tired to do much of anything but eat and do their chores... then it's time to go home. LOL
Another thing I like about third shift is that I like being awake when the sun comes up. I don't mind sleeping during the day at all. I worked third shift a year or so ago and the best way I found to stay awake is to stay busy and keep a regular sleeping pattern.