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Old 09-22-2008, 02:25 PM
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Has anyone ever worked a night shift before? I have an interview tomorrow for ten to seven. I would think it would be hard at first, but once you get into the flow of it, it would be easier. Just curious...
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I think you should stick with your nice government job.

I worked night shift for years - it's not bad unless it's long term. If you work night shift for a long time, you start to feel as if you have no life...
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Spammer, we've worked night shift before and never had any issues with it. If you'll recall when we were in the army, we were on night shift frequently for months at a time.

Night shift is something your body gets used to after a couple weeks. Its also kinda cool to be up when everyone's asleep. 10-7 kinda cool since you can get home by 8 and crash till around 2-3 in the afternoon and be fine. You'll always get to run errands when things are open too.
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Never worked a night shift, however, I loved when my mom did. It's nice to be a teenager and your only parent works night shifts.
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There are nurses who love night shifts and nurses that hate them. I hated them- but for some people they had no trouble.

You won't really know how your body handles it until you give it a try.

Are you a light sleeper- or a sound sleeper? Will you have trouble sleeping during the day?
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yadayada, something about booze and sleeping

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Dav, how could I forget about those night patrols we went on? Stupid me...

I can sleep soundly as long as it is dark. Luckly, I sleep in the basement.

But thanks everyone. I'm going to try and get it, and if I hate it I can always quit. Plus, the extra money for doing the night shift is a very nice incentive.
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We worked in an office preparing briefing slides at night, silly. We were Intel, not infantry.

Night shift can be fun. What type of work is it?
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Sorry. I guess I got my stories mixed up; I tell all the girls we were infantry. Sounds a lot cooler.

The work is stocking shelves. Not exactly stimulating stuff, but I've been looking for a while and it'll help save money up for the mission.
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Dav... Spammer. Am I getting the idea that you two KNOW each other? (Or am I the last to know?)

That would explain a few things...



Edited to add: I used to work either a 4-midnight or a midnight-8 shift at an answering service. The service was located on Hotel Street, Honolulu's "red-light district." I had some very entertaining views from my window (I was on the third floor of a corner building -- I could see up and down most of Hotel Street.) Up to and including the dead body that got dumped on a bus-stop bench just across from my office near the end of one of my 4-12 shifts. I had to walk past all the cops on the way to my car. THAT was uncomfortable...

One nice feature of those shifts was that parking was pretty easy to find. One bad feature was that I DON'T sleep well during the day.

I used to get a huge giggle out of telling people I met that I was "an operator on Hotel Street." ~Snrk~ The facial expressions were priceless!
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lol - you're doing a wonderful job balancing your multiple personalities.
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yadayada, something about booze and sleeping

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LOL... Nice, RS. And that song is about staying up all night drinking, so it doesn't really fit.

And just because it came to mind... "Don't yada yada the Lord, Harry."


And never done a night shift. My sleep would probably really suffer. I sleep really lightly and I have quite a few requirements for sleeping soundly, one of which is darkness.
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Darkness can easily be achieved with things on the windows.
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Right. Complete darkness with shades. That happens. Really.
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Did I say shades? I was thinking more like black posterboard...
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Please - that's one of like... ten things movie serial killers always have. Black posterboard on their windows.... honestly. Don't you watch movies?

People think B is weird already without THAT!
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