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3rd Shift. How do you deal with it?


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TheRoeBiz

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Does anyone else at the city work a full time job on 3rd shit? I've been doing it for about six months now and it's starting to turn me into a freaking zombie. I just spent a Friday Night smoking Dank and watching bewitched because I felt to run down to go out. How the fuck do you guys deal with the endless night and constant tiredness?

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I can't really say from first hand experience, but my mom worked in the ER as a nurse 7 pm to 7 am Friday Saturday and Sunday every other weekend, and sometimes during the week. I don't really know what to say to help you but it seemed like she started to live with less sleep and eventually it was just a normal thing.

I suggest not letting the excuse of 'I worked all night' allow you to sleep all day. Try to set a schedule like.. Maybe wake up at noon and go run or something. Your internal clock should work itself out if you have somewhat of a stable schedule.

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Oh, I completly agree that I'd rather be getting off work than getting up at 7. I just can't stand waking up eairly every day without an end in site.

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Yeah, ive been working at my current job for a lil over a year. ANd there are 3 shifts that alternate. 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm/10pm-6am.

No prob working the 3rd shift, my onlu problem is i over sleep the next day. Well, seems like it, but in reality i get like 8 hours of sleep.

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I worked 3rd shift at Fedex long ago it was terrible I don't know how people do it I was always tired and beat down. I like second shift.

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i work 40+ hours a week, i just got home as a matter of fact, and the way i survive is by smoking after work and after i wake up. along with getting drunk on saturday because im off that night.....it does suck that i only see some of my friends once a week but i still :smoking: almost every day, with a couple of homies that live up the street....so smoke and think about the money your making:smoke:

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TheRoeBiz, hey I feel for ya. Been there done that. Its hard to adjust to, I remember indulging my zombie like feeling by renting a crap load of zombie movies to watch after my shift and toking.
Well, if its really effecting your life, you should try to see a doctor to get some Lunesta, or another sleep aid. I dont like the OTCs, they just dont work as well, but when you want to sleep, you should sleep. Ive had docs more than willing to write a script to help with these ugly shifts.

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I worked 3rd shift at Fedex long ago it was terrible I don't know how people do it I was always tired and beat down. I like second shift.


fuck man how the fuck did you work at Fedex? I worked there 2nd shift for maybe 4 or 5 weeks and said FUCK THIS. And I don't consider myself a pussy, but that shit was rough. I workout a good bit, usually 3-4 times a week and I lift weights and run and I workout hard so I know I am in good shape, but SHIT GOD DAMN, my back was killing me after 3 weeks. I had to wear this back brace and even then I was in so much pain all the time. And I was lifting correctly, I was not bending and I was using my legs as much as possible but you still have to use your back to throw boxes up high and shit. Being a loader was the worst fucking job I have ever had.

To think, I was killing myself everyday doing slave labor when now I am only getting a dollar less to sit on my ass all day long. Being a security guard kicks ass.




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