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Have you ever worked nights?

15Yes, I have worked nights.
11No, I have not worked nights.

they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 18-Feb-2013 6:42pm  
I'm going to assume you mean overnights and say no. I've worked plenty of second shift.
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 18-Feb-2013 6:45pm  
I used to work 4 nights a week grave shift as a security dispatcher, then I'd go to my regular day job for 8 hours. I got in a couple hour naps and 2-3 hours early in the evening before starting all over again. that was only about 6 years ago.
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 18-Feb-2013 6:58pm  
No. I would actually prefer to work nights (my natural sleep schedule seems to be about 6 am - 2 pm, and I'm most alert around midnight).
I work in child care, though, and most centres around here are open 7 am - 6 pm. So, I have to deal with my hours being somewhere in that range.
jen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 18-Feb-2013 7:20pm  
From time to time my job involves night shifts, and is about to again.
posted 18-Feb-2013 7:27pm  
Yes. It's screwed up my whole life for the 30 years since.

I am still living by the 28/6 (instead of 24/7) nights and weekend graveyard shifts schedule that I established in my first five years working in fast-food.

Equally bad, at least twice annually I still have half-conscious dream nights of stressfully cooking hamburgers.
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 18-Feb-2013 7:30pm  
You could launch a new business 'Midnight Daycare'! By watching active kids during the night hours, you could help maintain their night schedule so that their working parents could see them on the same schedule on their days off.
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 18-Feb-2013 7:34pm  
I'd actually love to set up something like that, but I'm not willing to spend years getting a new day care licensed and operational. I'll just stick with working in an established centre.
If someone else does open something like that, though, I'm there!
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 18-Feb-2013 8:15pm  
I was kind of joking. I expect there would actually be purposeful demand for it in a big city, but I'm not sure it's cool instilling toddlers with a night schedule. I have enough trouble with such a schedule ingrained myself.
posted 18-Feb-2013 8:56pm  
Not a night shift but I've pulled some all-nighters.
paulyw Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 18-Feb-2013 11:15pm  
I worked half the night when I drove taxi usually ended my day at 10PM
posted 19-Feb-2013 2:24am  
Yes I have. Horrible on the health.
posted 19-Feb-2013 5:49am  
I have worked all different shifts.
Currently I work from 4am to 1pm.

And yes I am at work now, shhhhh.
(reply to LJD) posted 19-Feb-2013 5:55am  
> Horrible on the health.

Not sure that this is true. I always functioned better working nights (plus no bone headed bosses around) got more work done.
I did work 8am to 5pm for a while and that really sucked. Constantly bothered at work and could get nothing done at home. Got the heck of that shift as quick as possible.

posted 19-Feb-2013 8:06am  
No, never experienced it. Although I'm better in the evenings than in daytime, I think I'd find it annoying.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 19-Feb-2013 11:04am  
(reply to Lysannus) posted 19-Feb-2013 11:46am  
I agree working nights is easier in some ways. I worked nights in a newborn nursery gyn/obs, and surgical floors. BUT, our body runs in cycles, doing its work. The liver works 500 chores for the body. The strongest time for the liver's work is 1:00 - 3:00AM. This is why many people wake up at night...because their liver is dysfunctional, working overtime. I learned this through the Chinese Five Element Theory. (I DO NOT like their politics) The Chinese learned from the East Indian. The body is of perfect design, must be used according to it's design. Every two hours, the cycle changes to another body system. From 3:00 - 5:00AM is the lung. Look up an easy read called Herbal Healing Secrets of the Orient, by Darlena L'Orange, or a more in depth read, A Web that has no Weaver, by Kaptchuk.

There have been studies done that have revealed that people working nights, die sooner. I believe it.
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 19-Feb-2013 3:46pm  
posted 19-Feb-2013 4:48pm  
Yes, my first job. I was stocking shelves overnight at Zellers.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 19-Feb-2013 5:04pm  
Another one that's been in my draft surveys list...

I do a set of three or four nights every six weeks or so. I don't mind them too much because the work is often interesting and I usually feel well supported. I'm always glad to finish them though! I'm doing a set in a few days and then I get my first proper block of annual leave since I started work in August smile
posted 25-Feb-2013 7:59am  
The best shift there is!
posted 26-Feb-2013 9:54am  
My first couple of jobs included the possibility of any shift. My first job that lasted several years was primarily evening shifts with the possibility of occasional graveyard or day shifts. My next job was primarily day shifts that sometimes, rarely, extended into the evening. Then I worked days, then evenings again, then I worked flex hours that included evenings and days, then days again, then graveyard, then days... For the past five or six years I've been on strictly day shifts.
posted 3-Mar-2013 12:13pm  
Yes. About 15 of 25 years of working 5 different jobs. Or so...

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