>>35559249 I did it for 6 months and it was fucking horrible. My sleep pattern was knocked out of line constantly, I could never do anything with my friends or gf (who broke up with me because of the job), I never made it to the gym, never had time to do my hobbies (asleep during the day, awake when everything is closed), and when I wasn't working I was exhausted all the time. There's a reason it typically pays better and it's also the reason it has a ridiculously high turnover.
>>35559311 Mine was tech support and IT security while I was in college; basically I had to stay up to make sure the library's databases and servers were running and that nobody was trying to hack them (which was more common than you'd think; mostly alum).
>wake up at 9:30am, gym from 10:00 to 12:00 >get back home, eat post-workout meal and leave for work at 12:45 >work >get back home at 9:15 and usually waste an hour online followed by a movie followed by 9 hours of glorious sleep >mfw the evening before my rest day, I always go out to a bar/club, get home at 3:00am and still sleep a full 8 hours before waking up for work
>>35559249 >Work 5:30pm to 5am >No time for gym during the week >At least get a 3 day weekend >lift friday, too tired to lift saturday, lift once again on Sunday >mfw have to hit every muscle group in 2 days
>>35559249 i worked night shifts as a engineer on a construction site. it was actually pretty fun as we didnt have to do much really and i just sat there watching movies. it really fucks with your sleeping pattern though. regardless of how much you sleep you will still feel tired when you wake up. and it definitely affects your concentration in the gym.
I work the 11pm-7am shift as a college campus police officer. During the summer and winter breaks the campus is almost completely dead, so we're allowed to work out at the college gym for an hour on duty, depending on the staffing level that night. Staying in shape is obviously a better use of downtime than watching videos on my phone or whatever other fuckery I'd be up to. It's a pretty /fit/ job I guess. I need to stay on nights to accommodate my class schedule (free classes for college employees) so I'm not leaving anytime soon.
Actual advice: Wake up and go to bed at roughly the same time every day. Most people have no fucking frame of reference for what life if like when you work nights, and you have to educate your friends and family that 3pm for you is identical to 3am for them. It's a different lifestyle. There's a reason people in public safety and healthcare constantly end up married.
Can confirm that overnights are easier on your social life than evening shift. You sleep when you get home in the morning, wake up in the afternoon and it's fine. I see my gf more now that I'm on nights even more than I did when I was on day shift. 4pm-12pm shift is true kill yourself mode.
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