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Old 01-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #16
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

I worked the night shift for years, I prefer it waaaay more than a regular shift. It does cut into your social life a bit, and you have to do some extra planning to make sure you get your errands done. Didn't take me long to adjust at all.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:54 AM   #17
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I worked from 10 to 4 AM in college. Didn't really bug me much because I just made sure all my classes were after 11 or 12.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #18
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

I worked overnights for 8 years. It took me a couple of weeks to adjust but eventually my body got used to it. The trick is to flip your schedule on your days off.

I started working days a year ago and ironically that was a tougher adjustment, but so much easier to keep your life organized. I still find myself going back to a night schedule whenever I have a week off though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #19
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I'm a shift worker, you'll get used to it. Mind you, I have 3 shifts I work, 7am -4pm, 4pm-12:30am and 12:00am-7:30am as well as working 7 til 7 shifts occasionally on weekends. Took me 3-4 months to get into it, but now I'm probably at the point where I can get along fine no matter when I'm working. Sometimes I'll only get 3 hours sleep for a day when I have to change shifts, but it's not that hard to deal with.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #20
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

If you really want to adjust well the most important thing is to keep your same schedule on your days off of work. Another thing I find to be key to feeling good on overnights and sleeping well in the day is exercise.

If you're healthy and somewhat young you should be able to at least partially adjust within the first week and should totally adjust (if you keep the same schedule every day) within 3-5 weeks.

It's really not so bad, I work overnights now and I have a 9 week old baby that I take care of during the day while my wife's at work so 3 days out of my week I only get 3 hours of sleep.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #21
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It hasn't been bad. Only thing is I can't sleep many hours straight during the day. Its like 5 hours then awake for 2 hours then another nap. In class right now runnin on five hour energy.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #22
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

Im a cashier at Walmart 10-7. I usually try to go to sleep around 2 pm and wake up around 8 pm. My job isnt really taxing physically, but I stand on my feet for 8 hours and talk to old women at 4 am. They are literally no girls my age(just turned 20) shopping at walmart late at night.

I work out for half an hour and try to shower before i go to sleep. I try not to a big meal at lunch during work. Because I know my body is accustomed to eating at a day time schedule. You will get accustomed pretty fast just make sure to retain your eating amounts.Alot of my coworkers are fat because of the night shift.
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

I work in a call center in the Philippines I work 10pm-7am we service mainly the east coast and central USA. Been here for 4years, I still feel $hitty on weekends. Basically Im asleep on Saturday because of it then normal on Sunday, then feel like crap again on Monday, I also used to work from 4pm-1am when I worked in a resto as a cook.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #24
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8 hours sleep since Saturday and gettin ready for work soon. Winner.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #25
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By working nights in a resort/casino with many beautiful drunk women.

This sounds like a decent tradeoff.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #26
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

i always passed out as soon as i got home... 12~8 shift. id get home, shower... be asleep by 9 and wake up at like 2 sometimes later like 3 id do stuff until 9 or 10 and try to take a nap before work. sometimes i could sleep and sometimes i could not. the nap is key tho otherwise u a zombie at work uless u have a job that keeps moving then it not too bad. if u arent doing much tho. .. oh boy
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

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Im a cashier at Walmart 10-7. I usually try to go to sleep around 2 pm and wake up around 8 pm. My job isnt really taxing physically, but I stand on my feet for 8 hours and talk to old women at 4 am. They are literally no girls my age(just turned 20) shopping at walmart late at night.

I work out for half an hour and try to shower before i go to sleep. I try not to a big meal at lunch during work. Because I know my body is accustomed to eating at a day time schedule. You will get accustomed pretty fast just make sure to retain your eating amounts.Alot of my coworkers are fat because of the night shift.

How come you don't go to sleep right when you get home or at least do it earlier so u get adequate sleep?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #28
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Last night of grave before switching to 7am-3pm. Gonna feel human again.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #29
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Default Re: Anyone work(ed) night shift?

I worked nights the past two summers 11-9 or 11-11 and getting used to it's not bad it's going back into a normal routine and sitting there wide awake ready to climb Mt. Everest at 6 am.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #30
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Few weeks ago I had 8 days straight of night shift. 14 hours a night, from 6pm till 8am, but money was good so...
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