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Old 04-30-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Anyone here work the graveyard shift? Advice?

Start working the graveyard shift Saturday, 9 PM-6AM in Garden Recovery at Home Depot

Anyone have experience with this kind of schedule?
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:06 AM   #2
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Say goodbye to any sort of social life.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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7PM-7AM

I just suffer for 3.5 straight days and relax on my days off. I don't drink coffee so I listen music, watch videos, browse articles online. I usually pretend to take 2 hours to eat my meal from 2AM-4AM. Whatever it takes to stay awake.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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7PM-7AM

I just suffer for 3.5 straight days and relax on my days off. I don't drink coffee so I listen music, watch videos, browse articles online. I usually pretend to take 2 hours to eat my meal from 2AM-4AM. Whatever it takes to stay awake.
What's your sleep schedule like? I work Wednesday-Sunday. (Going to job training now, csnt give more of a response sorry)

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM   #5
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– invest in some blackout curtains for your bedroom
– a very thoughtful spouse/roommate/live-in whatever that is quiet when you’re knocked down and they’re up
– a large fan to emit lovely white noise (fans are extremely soothing)

Day shift:

1. Wake up
2. Go to work
3. Relax/hang out
4. Sleep

Night shift:

1. Go to work
2. Sleep
3. Wake up
4. Relax/Hang out
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:24 AM   #6
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What's your sleep schedule like? I work Wednesday-Sunday. (Going to job training now, csnt give more of a response sorry)

During work days, it's like 8AM-5PM for sleep. Not always straight, sometimes I wake up at 12 or 1 due to loud traffic noise. The worse is when schedule staffers call me after I finish my 3rd night asking me if I want a 4th night or pick up a day shift for overtime.

I just got used to taking 3-4 hour sleep then a 2-3 hour nap later on. Or I'll just go 24 hours on 3-4 hours of sleep and caught up on my sleep.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:27 AM   #7
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Although my shift is technically 7pm-7am, I've had to do some crazy doubles. 3pm-7am...and the worse one 7pm-11am.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:28 AM   #8
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Yeah, don't do it.

I worked 10pm-7am for 18 months. Unless you have many friends who keep similar hours, kiss your social life goodbye and get ready to be tired all of the time. Maybe it was just me, but even with blackout curtains I could never get my body to adjust to sleeping during the daylight hours and being productive with the few hours of downtime I had before work.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:31 AM   #9
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Seems very obviously a dumb thing to do
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:32 AM   #10
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No matter what you do, it will definitely suck.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:13 AM   #11
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I work 24x7 shifts, so I get a different schedule every week. Basically you'll get days where you get 2-3 hours sleep, others you can sleep normal and you won't have any friends left after about 6 months.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:39 AM   #12
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I work 24x7 shifts, so I get a different schedule every week. Basically you'll get days where you get 2-3 hours sleep, others you can sleep normal and you won't have any friends left after about 6 months.
What do you work?
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:45 AM   #13
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Well the consensus is that you'll have no friends.

What is garden recovery?
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:39 AM   #14
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I work 6:30pm to 6:30am as an RT. There has to be 24/7 coverage in the hospital so the schedule looks like this.





It's pretty cool because I get so many days off, and when there's not a heavy patient load I just sleep at work

And as far as sleep schedule, on my days off I still go to sleep at normal times. So I'd go to sleep at midnight and wake up around 9. I still have a pretty normal schedule when I'm not working. I don't mind it, I actually prefer it.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:13 PM   #15
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I used to work 2am - noon then I switched to 4pm -3am, both shifts sucks and you have no social life. Days off you are busy running errands and doing stuff around the house and don't have the drive to go out and party (at least I didnt) the good thing is I used to work out before my 2am shift, and on my break on the 4pm shift I would go workout and there would never be anyone in the gym either time. If you have a social life to spare, and don't want any type of girlfriend right now, then go for it.
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