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Old 08-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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I don't see many posts from the middle of the night around here… Am I the only sucker that works nights?
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:22 AM   #3
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I'm with you but only for 52 more night shifts After that the only reason I'll be up at this hour is because I took a long nap and I can't sleep!
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Hard as it may be to believe, some people do not post from work. We are actually working, ya know, that thing you get paid to do? when we are at work.

I spent many years working every shift imaginable, including 12 on, 12 off, 7 days a week.

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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Hard as it may be to believe, some people do not post from work. We are actually working, ya know, that thing you get paid to do? when we are at work.

I spent many years working every shift imaginable, including 12 on, 12 off, 7 days a week.
Ha! I have a good bit of down time at work. Not much to do for 1-1.5 hours at a time while I'm loading or unloading the truck. That's when I get all of my reading done here.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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I do nights on occasion. About to do 7 in a row. I get 7 off afterwards but spend the first 3 as a zombie.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:11 AM   #7
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What is W*rk??
I vaguely recall having to go SOMEWHERE every day for something. Oh!! and there were those things... I think they were called "staff meetings" ... or staph infections... something like that.

Whatever. OFF to another retired adventure!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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My employer blocks many websites and bans cell phones in the plant. I can access this site but don't. Why give them ammo to fire me?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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I worked 2nd and 3rd shift a great deal when I first started working. 3 rd shift was nice. After work we used to go golf around the same time the "old timers" did 2nd shift I always felt like I missing out on something. Now I dont work any shift.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:26 AM   #10
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As with a couple of others, while I work evenings I don't have access here while at work.

So I read books instead. Amazon.com loves me for that after I exhausted what I wanted to read from the library.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #11
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I worked 2nd and 3rd shift a great deal when I first started working. 3rd shift was nice.
Given the option of between 2nd & 3rd shifts in my early employed years, I perferred 3rd.

3rd shift was more like the normal day shift cycle of work-off-sleep cycle.

I would leave w*rk at 7am, "do my stuff" (as normal day cycle folks would do), followed by a sleep cycle.

When I was on 2nd shift, I rarely saw my family. They were home/awake while I was at w*rk, and asleep when my "off time" was (could not just go home and go to sleep - too "keyed up" from w*rk).

Just my simple POV. Of course, since it's now just DW/me and we're both retired, any "cycle" means nothing at all. It's good to be old ...
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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I've worked rotating shift for over half of my 25 years at MegaCorp as did my husband (now retired). No one really understands the lifestyle/challenges of shift work like a fellow shiftworker.
After set of 12 hour shifts my husband had a beer at home, the start of his "weekend" in the middle of the week. I chastised him for having the beer in the backyard..especially at 9am...and sure enough nosy neighbour Mrs. A soon had great tidbit to augment her daily gossip. Why is it the la-di-da types can drink wine/orange juice Mimosa but the shift-worker with the 9 am beer is looked upon with disdain?
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Why is it the la-di-da types can drink wine/orange juice Mimosa but the shift-worker with the 9 am beer is looked upon with disdain?
Heck, I currently drink my wine before noon (being retired). I'm following the tradition of my faternal grandfather (back in the 50's, that was also retired) that did the same thing. BTW, I drink no "spirits" of any kind, after "high noon" .

Some may look at me in disdain, but for me? I'm only following the tradition of those that came before me ...
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I guess Mr. A. having a 9 a.m. Mimosa might bring out a little "chastisement" in me, but I'd do it where nobody else could hear

Honestly, when I came home from whatever weird shift I was working back in the day, it was all I could do to keep my eyes open in the car, and brush my teeth before hitting the sack. I'd envy anybody who had time and energy left for drinking

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I I chastised him for having the beer in the backyard..especially at 9am...and sure enough nosy neighbour Mrs. A soon had great tidbit to augment her daily gossip. Why is it the la-di-da types can drink wine/orange juice Mimosa but the shift-worker with the 9 am beer is looked upon with disdain?
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I used to do rotating shifts and I believe I could only do it because I was still young - 12 hour shifts at one point (and the communte added an extra 1.5 hours). It didn't matter how many hours I slept - I felt tired all the time. Kind of like being on jet lag all the time.
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I don't see many posts from the middle of the night around here… Am I the only sucker that works nights?
When I'm posting from here at 8 PM in my time zone, for most of the rest of you it's the middle of the night.

A friend used to work the midshift for years (postal sorting facility) and enjoyed being able to run after-work errands in the morning.

He had also seen a talk-show host claiming that one out of every three stay-at-home wives would have an adulterous affair while their husbands were at work on the day shift. My friend always wanted to do more research on the subject, but he said he never got any further than the third house...
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #17
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Sometimes "working" at night isn't so bad. I get a lot of reading done.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #18
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I haven't worked night shift since leaving megacorp. Actually got more work done though, the pointy haired people weren't around to interfere and no meetings were scheduled. A 12hr night shift gets really long especially when waiting for someone else to finish their part of the job before you can start yours.

I was "lurking" around here back then.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #19
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Different time zone. I'm posting while having breakfast at my desk.

Although my job is a "day" job, working very late is pretty common.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #20
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It's 5am here right now, does that count as middle of the night if I tell you I haven't yet hit the sack yet? Haven't worked in years, and DW and I tend to stay up "all night" and sleep during the "daylight" hours... hmm...
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