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There are loads of jobs that suit me (warehouse, replenishment, customer service etc.) that I can apply for... but the majority are night shifts. 11PM - 6AM.

For those who have night jobs, how much has it affected you and what did you do to help? I imagine night shifts are much easier in terms of work load as not as many customers will shop at those times. Only concern I have is my sleeping pattern. Don't think waking up at 8PM would be very nice.
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I don't do night shifts but my brother does. You need that sleep it can affect you, you're only going to sleep for two hours or let's say less than that. You can't just have two hours of sleep and wake up at 8AM* that is very difficult to deal with.
At least have 5 hours of sleep or less. Why do you have to wake up at 8AM?

Try sleeping in the day.
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I don't do night shifts but my brother does. You need that sleep it can affect you, you're only going to sleep for two hours or let's say less than that. You can't just have two hours of sleep and wake up at 8AM* that is very difficult to deal with.
At least have 5 hours of sleep or less. Why do you have to wake up at 8AM?

Try sleeping in the day.
I've edited my post. I meant there are night shifts that start from 11PM and end at 6AM. I'd be sleeping at least like 7 hours a day, but during the day which is quite weird.

Just wondering what people experienced when taking night shifts. Did you feel like crap cause you barely saw sunlight? etc.
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I've edited my post. I meant there are night shifts that start from 11PM and end at 6AM. I'd be sleeping at least like 7 hours a day, but during the day which is quite weird.

Just wondering what people experienced when taking night shifts. Did you feel like crap cause you barely saw sunlight? etc.
No worries. Working from 11pm to 6am is reasonable. Well think about it, if you reached home around 7am and went to sleep at 8am then waking up at 2pm is quite normal. You don't have to wake up at 8pm. You could be getting ready, having a nice meal, exercising, going out etc before heading off to work.

It will not have much of an effect, you're going to get used to it. It takes time.

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No worries. Working from 11pm to 6am is reasonable. Well think about it, if you reached home around 7am and went to sleep at 8am then waking up at 2pm is quite normal. You don't have to wake up at 8pm. You could be getting ready and having a nice meal, exercising, going out etc before heading off to work.

It will not have much of an effect, you're going to get used to it. It takes time.

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Come to think of it, Going to bed at 7am and waking up at 2/3pm is actually not that bad. Just trying to figure out how I could use my time, as I need to study for retakes during my gap year and still get exercise and still try and socialise.
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I am looking to take up a night job. :cool:
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Come to think of it, Going to bed at 7am and waking up at 2/3pm is actually not that bad. Just trying to figure out how I could use my time, as I need to study for retakes during my gap year and still get exercise and still try and socialise.
Devise a plan. I mean it and stick to it!
Try and revise an hour or two on one subject now but later towards exam period you'll have to work more and be working 6 hours at least. Always best to start revising early than late. Early mornings are the ideal time to sit, have breakfast and get cracking with work. Study smart.

You know what mistakes you did last year and you do not want that happening again.

You don't necessary have to socialise but it is always good to have some breaks on the odd days. :yep:
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i have done night shifts. They mess you up period. I would do it for a short while but never for more than 2-4 years.

Exhausting!
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i have done night shifts. They mess you up period. I would do it for a short while but never for more than 2-4 years.

Exhausting!
What? :eek:

That is too long.
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I am looking to take up a night job. :cool:
You're in the right section :teehee:
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Devise a plan. I mean it and stick to it!
Try and revise an hour or two on one subject now but later towards exam period you'll have to work more and be working 6 hours at least. Always best to start revising early than late. Early mornings are the ideal time to sit, have breakfast and get cracking with work. Study smart.

You know what mistakes you did last year and you do not want that happening again.

You don't necessary have to socialise but it is always good to have some breaks on the odd days. :yep:
Yeah, will be doing about an hour/two hours revision each day. Short but will keep me studying the the entire year. I managed okay grades for revising only 2 days before each exam...... so an hour a day would help greatly.

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i have done night shifts. They mess you up period. I would do it for a short while but never for more than 2-4 years.

Exhausting!
Lol, I'm only planning to have night shifts for this gap year, so will only be working it for 7/8 months.
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Yeah, will be doing about an hour/two hours revision each day. Short but will keep me studying the the entire year. I managed okay grades for revising only 2 days before each exam...... so an hour a day would help greatly.



Lol, I'm only planning to have night shifts for this gap year, so will only be working it for 7/8 months.
Yeah that's the same i did (gap year too). Was sick of it after like 5 months.
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There are loads of jobs that suit me (warehouse, replenishment, customer service etc.) that I can apply for... but the majority are night shifts. 11PM - 6AM.

For those who have night jobs, how much has it affected you and what did you do to help? I imagine night shifts are much easier in terms of work load as not as many customers will shop at those times. Only concern I have is my sleeping pattern. Don't think waking up at 8PM would be very nice.
I've been doing it full time for a few months, it affects me at various times. One big thing to bear in mind with the sleeping pattern ... it screws with your days off. Like I've had Monday and Tuesday off this week, if I was working a day job I'd have slept Sunday night, been able to enjoy 2 days to myself and not had to go back to work until Wednesday morning. But working the Sunday night, I've slept half the day on Monday, gone to bed late Monday night, had a full day off Tuesday and then tomorrow I'll get up about lunch time and then not sleep again until the following morning. If you want two full days off, you're staying up for 24 hours straight somewhere along the line. Either that, or waste half of your days off in bed.

Unless you're going to stay up all night seven days a week even when you're off, you'll experience "first night syndrome" as it's called in my office. That energy sapping feel of a sudden change from sleeping during the day, to sleeping at night, to being up all day and night and sleeping the following day again. It's rough, man.

It has its upsides though ... less interference from management, more laid back approach to work, more time for individual training etc
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