Waking up in the morning!

@angieang (262)
United States
January 17, 2008 8:23am CST
I work the typical 8-5 job, while my significant other works a retail job with alternating shifts. I tend to stay up late with him to assure our quality time is fullfilled. I mean I simply want to get atleast 6 hours of sleep. Am I wrong for being a little cranky when he wakes my up from the last 30 minutes of sleep I get?
3 responses
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Neither my husband or myself are morning people so I understand your pain. I believe that people in the US should have much shorter work days so that they are more productive. I work 7:30-1:30 so I can be home with my son when he gets home from school, DH gets off at work at 5, but is commuting right now so he doesn't get home until 6. Needless to say, if it is midnight and we are climbing into bed, we are doing good. It hurts getting up at 6:20 though.
@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Well I would definately not complain for a shorter work day! I do actually get a yearly salary though, but for a 40 hour work week. I feel for your husband commuting, I commuted 30 min one way for a while and hated every minute of it. I applaud people that do it, and can keep smiling!
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Sorry for the double post. Not sure what happened there. He really enjoys his commute. In the morning, the drive isn't bad, it the evengings he catches traffic from people leaving work from other areas. We are hoping to move closer to his job over the summer. The toll + the gas in his car (he uses premium) is much more than I want to pay out every month. I don't understand why we work so much and gets so little time off. Coutnries where people don't work as many hours and get more time off have been proven to be more productive. Maybe one day the US will wake up.
@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Highly unlikely. The US will always believe they are ahead of the game. I mean politics is all about favors and bargains...not about what people want. We all know this is a big deal in the US.
• United States
17 Jan 08
No, it's hard sometimes to not get adaquate rest. My wife and I are experiencing the same kind of issue. I work retail and also go to school getting my Master's degree, so a lot of times I pull long hours and late nights, which is tough on her because she works the traditional 9-6 and needs sleep. She tries to stay up, but usually I have her go to sleep until I am ready to be with her and I will either wake her or just lay with her. I suggest to just talk it out with your spouse, let them know that you need a little more sleep and let them know that it's not them when you are cranky.
@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Thank you kindly for your advice. Good luck to you in your masters program. I'm actually pretty good at staying up late and not sleeping much, but it's just the few days a month I refuse an early morning wake up call he takes it personally. The funny thing is, is that he says I take things to personal when he'll be mad at me the rest of the afternoon over this and bring it up later! Thank goodness I'm the type that can just laugh this off, and play his little prissy game. lol
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Neither my husband or myself are morning people so I understand your pain. I believe that people in the US should have much shorter work days so that they are more productive. The work day could even be split into 2 shifts. Most people should be on a yearly salary, not hourly.