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= not fun :( anyone else here work horribly antisocial hours?
i work alternate weekly shifts 6am - 2pm and 2pm - 10pm. on the early shift i get up at 4am as it takes forever to get there.
07.30-16.30, 13.00-22.30, 15.00-22.00, 16.00-20.00, 22.00-07.30, 07.30-19.30, 08.00-20.00, 19.30-07.30 and 20.00-08.00 on any given day.
Does that make normal working hours unsociable hours?
Actually, that was a beyond shit joke. I'm going to get my coat.
two or three times a week, including tonight. getting up late and having daytime to potter about at home is nice, though i'm sad when i work weekends and miss fun shenanigans or good gigs. that's the job though.
Back at home from uni for the summer and working every weekend, and realised earlier I have no idea when I last saw any of my "local" friends :( they work Mon - Fri, 9 - 5 for the most part, so my working hours are their partying hours.
all my friends work evenings and weekends, so i get to the weekend and am like "PARTY!!!" ..... tumbleweed .....
the work itself is okay - it's friendly, the staff i work with are lovely, the customers are usually a laugh, and i see some great bands, plus i'm pretty nocturnal anyway and it makes a nice contrast to the office days i do. can't complain much. i just miss my friends a bit.
The worst was the night after driving back from ATP in April, looking forward to getting a good nights sleep, then getting a phone call at 2am saying there was a gas main ruptured in Broxtowe. It wasn't too fun hauling myself out of bed, getting an earful from a chief inspector on the phone on the way down and spending a couple of hours in one of the rougher parts of Nottingham only to be told there wasn't actually a need to evacuate anyone.. ah well. Part of the job I suppose!
I've got a set of nights coming up next week actually. I really like them. Tend to go to better jobs, the office phone isn't ringing every 5 minutes, no bosses. Smoke less. Eat better. Read more.
Sleeping during the day can be a bit of a bitch though. I need to get thicker curtains in my bedroom. And comfier earplugs.
tomorrow i am working from 6pm to 6am, i get a huge headache when i am sleeping during the day, thats the worst of it