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dougiezerts
09-14-2006, 02:35 PM
Do any of you have jobs that require you to work really early shifts? If so, are you OK with that, or is it a pain?
I'm a night person, so getting up at 7:00AM (which I gotta do) is a pain for me!

stormtreader
09-14-2006, 03:15 PM
I used to have to get up at 6.15 to get the 7am bus, and then got home at 7.30 in the evening.

Im a night person as well, so i feel your pain. I found it was seasonal - the darker it gets in the morning, the more difficult i found it to get up.

You do get the smug satisfaction of being up and about at early-oclock, but id have swapped that for being in bed :D

Jpurple
09-14-2006, 03:25 PM
Yup yup. Mornings are the bane of my existance, and have only become worse since I started having to get my non-morning-person daughter dressed and coherent as well as myself. On an on-schedule morning I get up at 6:30 to be at work for 7:30. On a bad day I drag myself out of bed just in time to realize that we aren't going to make the 7:10 van and will be lucky to catch the 7:20 before it leaves without us...

Banrion
09-14-2006, 03:30 PM
I used to be a night person, until I got this job. I have to get up between 4:00 & 4:30 am, get on a train at 5:30, and I still don't get to work until 7:00 am. I get home from work about 5:30pm, and go to bed at 9:00p now :cry: But I still get to stay up late on the weekends.

MadMike
09-14-2006, 05:27 PM
Nocturnal here as well. As a very wise cat once said, I'd enjoy mornings more if they started later in the day.

Mr. Rager!
09-14-2006, 05:59 PM
I've found that if I have to be a morning person, I become less of a night person. Unless I'm chatting with someone 2 time-zones away, then I just suffer with lack of sleep.

I'd actually prefer to have an early shift where I start at 7. Then I'd get done at 3... take a nap for about an hour, then I have 5-6 hours to goof around and it's still light out! :)

flybye023
09-14-2006, 06:01 PM
My regular shift is 5:00a to 2:00p with an occasional 4:00a to 1:00p shift thrown in for variety. So I usually have to get up between 2:50 a.m. and 3:50 a.m. One of the reasons I'm quitting my current job...

I'm not a night owl, but I'm not a get-up-at-the-crack-of-dawn person either.

dougiezerts
09-14-2006, 06:13 PM
My regular shift is 5:00a to 2:00p with an occasional 4:00a to 1:00p shift thrown in for variety. So I usually have to get up between 2:50 a.m. and 3:50 a.m. One of the reasons I'm quitting my current job...

I'm not a night owl, but I'm not a get-up-at-the-crack-of-dawn person either.
Jeeze! If I had your job, I'd just stay up all night, and go to bed after I got home!

Think Blue
09-15-2006, 02:15 AM
Work starts at 8am, but I like to get up and make my gf breakfast so we can eat together before I leave. I'm not a morning person so it's kinda hard getting up, but the money makes us all do it. :D

powerboy
09-15-2006, 02:47 AM
My regular shift is 5:00a to 2:00p with an occasional 4:00a to 1:00p shift thrown in for variety. So I usually have to get up between 2:50 a.m. and 3:50 a.m. One of the reasons I'm quitting my current job...

I'm not a night owl, but I'm not a get-up-at-the-crack-of-dawn person either.

I know how you feel on that. My old job, was also from 5am- 2pm

Ree
09-15-2006, 02:53 AM
After 19 years of being able to sleep in 3 days a week, because I started at noon, I now have to be at work for 7 am every day.

It's hard to get used to because I am not a morning person.
I was doing good for a while, getting to bed on time...actually, I was falling asleep after dinner every night and sleeping through until morning...but now I have fallen bak on my night owl ways.

Besides, when I was getting sleep, I was missing out on so much at CS.

ArenaBoy
09-15-2006, 03:11 AM
I am a very big night person and proud of it. That's probably one of the only things I like about my job is because it is at night and I'm more focused at that time. We have a 4:00 AM shift for basketball games where we're charged with watching the lot. You have to stay for the whole event and do work after the event is over. It'll cause you to lose a lot of sleep but its worth the check. :D

Becks
09-18-2006, 04:06 PM
When I worked mornings at my current job, I'm usually wake up at about 5:30 am to be in by 6:30. Now that I work second shift, I can sleep in until...8 am-ish. I don't often sleep past 8 or 9 unless I'm sick. Oh, well...makes it easier for those rare occasions when I'm schedule for a morning shift...

Department stores *sigh*
09-18-2006, 06:57 PM
life since college started
Monday Wednesday Friday: Up at 5:30 to get to my 8 am class on time. Have the occasional shift afterwards which results in me finally making it home at 10 pm
Tuesday Thursday: up at 6:30 for classes. same wrok deal
Weekends: Opening so up at 7 and 9 since (fortunatly) i live close to work.

I enjoy early shifts but blah....work AND school....this is really killin me

o well the cost of being a student on your own

abbynormal
09-18-2006, 10:35 PM
Me too! 530a to 2p me. Gosh darn that's early ! I hate it can't wait to switch!

CanadaGirl
09-18-2006, 10:49 PM
I have to get up at 6am to get ready for school, and then head for the bus at around 7:20. After classes at 4, I usually have to work the 5-10. So I don't get home till around 10:15. But on the weekends it's a go to bed and get up whenever kind of time. :lol:

Crafty1289
09-20-2006, 01:06 PM
Convenience stores open stupid hours - oops, that should read "convenient hours" silly me! :rolleyes:

I have to get up at 5:20am, it takes me 20 minutes to get ready to leave - shave, brush teeth, hair gel, deodorant, dress, make bed, gather up belongings. Then 20 minutes to drive to work. I get there at 6:00am to get the shop ready to open and get the newspapers and magazines out on the racks. I have breakfast when I get to work - thats IF i have anything.

Then the shop opens at 7:00am! And there's usually a queue of really sad people outside too, the halfwits who then come in at 7 and say "im gonna miss my bus now" :eek: like its my problem. I sure hope corporate never find out about the queue at 7am, they will have us opening at 6, like some other stores.

And we open till 10pm. To be honest, I prefer the early shift. Its normally 6a-4p and 4p-10p. The early shift appeals more to me because I have the evening to myself then! I hate going to work at 4!

protege
09-20-2006, 01:11 PM
I try to get up around 6:30 or so..even though I hafta work at 8am. I could get up a bit later, but that means I'd hit heavier traffic (mostly city and school buses) on the way in. Usually, I'm gone at 7:05. Believe it or not, but it takes about an hour to drive across town.

friendofjimmyk
09-21-2006, 12:05 PM
Working in restaurants for most of my working years, if I worked lunches, the earliest I would have to be in is 10am...1 hour before the place opened. If working dinner only that started usually around 4 or 5, the latest 6 if I were a closer. I'd often worked doubles, then would get out of work and hit the bar (when I was still drinking) and stay out til the bar closed and then partying more at someone's house. Good times! Looking back, I sometimes can't believe I maintained that lifestyle for soooo long!

Now, my shift starts @ 6:30. I get up @ 5:00am. I work until 3pm. Not bad. I too attend classes a couple nights a week. My bedtime lately has been around 9 - 10pm.

My shifts are supposed to be changing though. I am going to start going to school in the morning and work the afternoon shifts. The classes I need to get my happy ass out of school the quickest are mostly offered in the morning. If I stuck to going to school at night, I'd be in school for another three or four years! (I've already been in school for ten!)

pbmods
09-21-2006, 12:20 PM
I used to be a night person. Now I'm a night person who can handle early mornings.

At the last store I worked, I had to take the 0630-1500 shift twice a week. Being an hour away from the city (and being a little slow in the morning), I had to get up at 0350. Yuck.

At my new store, we open at 0700, so I get to sleep in about a half hour. When I requested a mid-day shift, they were nice enough to give it to me twice a week.

Yay. F***ers.

Incidentally, Steve Pavlina has published a useful article on how to train your body to wake up at a specific time. You can find it here (http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser/).