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The Night Shift

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So my question is simple. Who is working the night shift and what do you do?
 

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Just trying to keep my job..... Maintenance work
 

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Does feeling like you spent a little too much time on Carb during the day and logging in remotely after hours to do some more work count?
 

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My boss/client is a vampire werewolf hybrid! She does day shift and night shift!

Walked in to work this morning to find two massive emails with updates re:project to tend to today. I only sent the one mail out yesterday at 5pm with implementation stuff I needed from her... She responded just before midnight and was already in office working before I got here today...
 

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Used to do quite a bit of night shift work in my career. (Transport planner/scheduler and Ops Shift Manager)
Now sitting as the Ops Manager and not missing night shift at all. Weekend working is shit though.
 

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I did all the shifts 1 can ever imagine and then was 2 years straight on night shift 8pm to 6am but left office at 10am dont ask , OPS SUP Hijacking / Theft Department ;) .
 

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I did all the shifts 1 can ever imagine and then was 2 years straight on night shift 8pm to 6am but left office at 10am dont ask , OPS SUP Hijacking / Theft Department ;) .
That's insane, but thank you for the time you put in to protect.
 

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That's insane, but thank you for the time you put in to protect.
It takes a toll on ones health but good fun cause I got to tell husbands where their wives are and vice versa HAHA also did plenty real case recoveries
 

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I'm a self employed software developer with 2 daughters and an entitled wife that doesn't believe in working, all in all I've been working night shift the past 5 years without fail 🙈:LOL:
EIsh dude. Personally I can't stand such woman... Usually it ends like this - husband cant work / leaves / she says she is bored or never see's him & leaves with atleast 1/2 of the money he worked for, as she has (usually) done little in terms of continued education & skill upkeep + is now too old (read ugly) to snag anything but a old , FAT man in his 70's.

/rant /derail
 

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EIsh dude. Personally I can't stand such woman... Usually it ends like this - husband cant work / leaves / she says she is bored or never see's him & leaves with atleast 1/2 of the money he worked for, as she has (usually) done little in terms of continued education & skill upkeep + is now too old (read ugly) to snag anything but a old , FAT man in his 70's.

/rant /derail
Hahaha eish dude you are 110% spot on. I agree with everything I even offer to pay for her to go finish studying or start a business that I will even fund and she's not interested in none of it, however when it comes to finances I own nothing, the business own the house, cars and all the assets even toys and junk I buy on Carb come of the Company account, I own nothing :) Hahaha but at the end of the day as much as I love and care for her I respect her decision and if push comes to shove and shit hits the fan as long as my kids are well looked after, educated and fed she can have my money and have all the fat men I don't care ;)
 

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Been a few years since I did the legit night shift when I worked in a hotel.

But these days I do Late Shifts every other week which runs until19:00 in winter and 20:00 in summer, so does that count?
 

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Hahaha eish dude you are 110% spot on. I agree with everything I even offer to pay for her to go finish studying or start a business that I will even fund and she's not interested in none of it, however when it comes to finances I own nothing, the business own the house, cars and all the assets even toys and junk I buy on Carb come of the Company account, I own nothing :) Hahaha but at the end of the day as much as I love and care for her I respect her decision and if push comes to shove and shit hits the fan as long as my kids are well looked after, educated and fed she can have my money and have all the fat men I don't care ;)
Sorry if I came across a bit harsh. Sjoe , you have lots of patience, I'd have given her the boot lol . I'm like you in the regards of aiding loved ones re encouraging them to upskill / start new ventures, but when tthe horse doesn't want to drink the sparkling water in the troff, I react rather harshly... Last thing I want in life is to feel like a wage slave for another, esp another able adult.

For some context - my Mom hardly worked when I was young, but she suffered heavily when my folks divorced when I was +-10, hence why I'm such a believer in constant upkeep of skills / knowledge.
 

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My one friend works in night shifts, honestly, I don't know how he does it. Your time is basically switched around to the rest of us. When we sleep, you work.

I work retail and I gained respect for anyone working retail/mall hours.

I mean, my work hours are as follows: 195 hours per month.

Mo - Sa: 08:45 - 19:00
Sun: 08:45 - 17:00

Working on Saturdays isn't too bad because you make a good commission if the store is busy but Sundays are a waste of time...

Don't know how the people working 5 years plus in retail is still doing it because you basically have no life. Get home, cook, sleep, work and repeat.

Luckily for me, it is only temporary - motivates me to look forward to studying next year.
 

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