Post-it noted (samcurlz) wrote in nightworkers,
Post-it noted

year and a half.....

How long I've been working the 3rd shift 10:30-7

I chose this. I wanted this. Now I hate it. I'm having chronic vitamin D deficiency. I never see the sun especially now since it's winter; shorter days. I go to sleep when it's dark, wake up when it's dark, and work when it's dark. I feel like I live in northern Alaska.

Training on days sucked. 6:30 am to 3. Way too early. Way too much traffic on the roads, way too much road rage, way too many stress headaches due to the early morning Detroit commute, way too much coffee consumed. That's the only good thing I've found; I drink less caffeine. A cup or two of tea daily versus the 3 or 4 cups of coffee with the afternoon mountain dew.

I don't meet anyone new. Same people over and over. I think that's my problem. I would switch to days in a heartbeat just so I can meet new people; to be on the same schedule as everyone else. I wouldn't be waking up when everyone else would be coming home and going to happy hour. I never get happy hour anymore. I can't go to normal happy hours because I'll have to go to work. I can't start drinking when I get home from work because I'd be doing it alone. No social gatherings. Maybe I'm just lonely. I'm very thankful that I have a boyfriend that works odd hours as well, but where's the girls' night out? Boo - hiss I say.
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