April 9th, 2002, 03:10 PM #1
It's OVER, my night shift is finally over !!
After 3 months and 9 days of 12 hour night shifts, 7pm to 7am, 7 Days a week , It's finally over ''
For me, 12hrs on midnights is Murder, I can't eat, I can't wake up after finallyyyy getting to sleep.
Worry about the criminal element breaking in, AGAIN, and getting robbed of my few worldly goods.
So, A BREATH of Fresh Air finally.
Just had to Brag that its OVER ''
April 9th, 2002, 03:15 PM #2
I hope you adjust to daytime soon. We don't need a bloodsucking Einstein on the board
Enjoy the daylight, my friend!!
April 9th, 2002, 03:15 PM #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2002
- central Kentucky
Yay! Enjoy the sunshine~
April 9th, 2002, 03:18 PM #4
Glad things are returning to normal for you Doc. Hope it doesn't take you too long to readjust to a daytime schedule...
April 9th, 2002, 03:27 PM #5
We'll expect to see you on the boards even more
And maybe you'll even be able to go out on a date!
April 9th, 2002, 04:39 PM #6
Yes, and what a sight he'll be, deathly pale, swathed in sb158.1 sun block, prowling the white-sand beaches of Florida for little cuties who will initially assess him as "harmless"....
He's BRAGGING, you guys!
April 9th, 2002, 08:03 PM #7
Hey Doc, since you said you worked in the power generating industry, that schedule sounds like a shutdown?Uhhh. I HATED those things when I worked in the steel plant.. good money though..
Thats the way it always went with us, 24/7 WFO till it got back going again.
Here was my 12 hr rotating shiftthat I worked for 16 years that went like this:
work 4 nights 7pm to 7am (monday to thursday, get off friday morning)
off 2 days Sat & Sun
work Days 7am to 7pm for 3 days(Mon, Tue Wed)
off 1 day (Thurs)
come in Friday, work 7 pm to 7 am (Fri Sat, Sun)
get off mon. morning 7 am, (off Tue & Wed)
Back on days Thurs, 7am to 7 pm (Thur Fri Sat Sun)
Get off Sunday night at 7 pm, off Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
back on nights 7p to 7A Monday night, start all over again.
After I left,it took me abot 3 months(at least) to get to where my sleeping patterns were "normal" (no waking up in the middle of the night at 2 am thinking ok, time to be awake now..)
I had perpetual jet lag..
on the days that I got off at 7 am, if I stayed awake, that put up for like 31 hrs at a time. But if I slept more than about 3 hrs, I couldn't go to sleep that night..
I would like to know how many years that 16 took off my life working that shift schedule
April 9th, 2002, 09:22 PM #8
Doc, welcome to the daylight again. Hope we'll see a bit more of your Einsteinian visage around here
Of course, this means you'll have time to tweak your herd, so I expect you'll be running me over like a Kenworth on nitro any time now...
Last edited by Tomteriffic; April 9th, 2002 at 09:28 PM.There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
April 10th, 2002, 12:59 AM #9mickwishGuest
Ah, does this mean we'll have the good humoured Doc back again? Hope so. I get scared by the grumpy one!
Glad to see you survived it Doc!
Glad WE survived it!
April 10th, 2002, 02:03 AM #10Originally posted by Fingers
Hope it doesn't take you too long to readjust to a daytime schedule...
April 10th, 2002, 03:14 AM #11
My you are a young one aren't you. There is a HUGEdifference between a latenight/earlymorning bedtime on weekends or breaks and working for years on a overnight shift.
hope you get reaclimated to the day time world real soon.
Myself I have recently gone back the other way. (3:30-12) After alot of years of nights I went to day's because that was what my wife was working. It wasn't long though until she was forced(more or less) back into night's. To make it short ,waited 2 year's shes still there so inorder to see her I went back. (and it ain't been easy)
April 10th, 2002, 03:46 AM #123 months and 9 days of 12 hour night shifts, 7pm to 7am, 7 Days a week
I work 12 hr nights fairly often, but not for months on end without a break! Welcome back to the land of the living!
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