Which shift do you prefer to work? day, evening, night?

United States
November 14, 2008 8:06am CST
My brother and daughter both work the night shift. They go to work around 9 pm and get home around 5 am. My brother drives a vacuum truck and cleans the parking lots at night. My daugther helps him. This job can only be done at night when there are no cars on the parking lot. They both prefer the night shift. I always preferred the day shift, 7 to 3 or 8 to 5. I did not like working at night. Which shift do you prefer to work?
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• United States
22 Nov 08
I prefer day or late night. I am a night owl but can't see worth a hoot to get anywhere in the dark..Like I 11-7 would be nice as well as 9=5.. I really never cared for the 3-11 although I actually did this before.
• United States
22 Nov 08
I prefer the day shift and would nto want to work the evening or night shift because I don't drive at night anymore so I can't see at night. My daugther works at night and I keep her 3 year old daugther so I dont' get out at night. I worked the day shift 7 to 3 when my daughter was young and in school. I didnot like the 3 to 11 shift. Thank you for your response, littlefranciscan. Have a nice weekend.
@msmell (1379)
• Australia
21 Nov 08
Yes i am like you I don't like working afternoon or night shift either I prefer to work school hours so i am able to drop them off and pick them us too and then I am still able to get all the housework done and cook tea too
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• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for taking the time to leave a response, msmell. Happy mylotting.
@coffeeshot (3787)
• Australia
19 Nov 08
I definitely love the night shift! Because I work at an emergency centre I get all sorts of odd shifts. The one I hate the most though is the 2am shift. That means I have to wake up at 1am to get to work on time! No matter how tired I am, I can never get to sleep before 9 or 10 o'clock so I rarely start on that shift with more than 3 or 4 hours sleep. It sucks! However I really enjoy the 6pm-2am shift because I am naturally a night owl. I can have dinner, go to work, come home and watch tv for a while then go to bed and sleep all day. I love it. I don't really like being woken up by an alarm to go to work. I know it's a fact of life but I've always had night shift jobs and I'm just not used to having to wake up in the morning for work!
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• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, coffeeshot.
• India
17 Nov 08
I prefer day shift mostly and i cant wake up in night
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• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, maddulamohanbabu. I too prefer the day shift. Happy mylotting.
@moneymaya (901)
• India
15 Nov 08
friends when its come to shift than I can think about the options but I don't have otpion dear ,In my job you have only have fix enter time but don't have exit time , so I think you are luck in this matter :-)
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• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, moneymaya. Happy mylotting.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I like the day shift the most. Working at night will probably bring in more money, but I find that it's very disruptive to my sleeping pattern. I guess I'm just really used to being able to have the nights for myself. Since I was little, I always had my nights free to do homework or go out or just stay home and watch TV.
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• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for your comment, mimico. I liked the day shift too. Happy mylotting.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
15 Nov 08
I used to prefer night shift because that time is so calm and cool. The concentration on work is very high when compared to day time. But in the point of health it not that much good. But in many of the situations the salary is some what high for night shifts when compared to day shifts. Happy to sharing your views. Happy myLotting.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, adihindu. I did not like the night shift at the job that I had. My daughter works 3 nights per week and it works for her. Happy mylotting.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Well for this type of job, I would rather work at night. It is better this time, there is less people and traffic around. But for any other job, I would prefer to work at night too. That way I can have my errands done by the day and I can get some rest before going into work.. I can get plenty of things done, before starting out to work at night.. But, most of the jobs that I have had in my life were day time jobs.. I used to wished that I could work at night.. To me, it would be more peaceful, depending on the type of job that I may have.. But, I would have to be fully awake for a job in the night time, because as of now, I am asleep at night..
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• United States
19 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, cream97. I worked all 3 shifts at a job that I used to have and the 7 to 3 shift worked best for me when my daughter was little. Happy mylotting.
• India
15 Nov 08
i prefer to work at nights.. mostly because i got free downloading at nights. so i would be in front of computer during nights. almost awake till mornings changing the whole scenario of activities. and this is quite good timing. if u r used to it u can surely spend the mornings wisely. and i prefer to work in night shifts. u even gets night shift allowances. so its far better to work at nights.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, lalu_202001. Happy mylotting.
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
15 Nov 08
It really does not matter as long as the pay is good. I would stick to the shift that pays me the most.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, trixyteddy. Making the most money is great. Happy mylotting.
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I was able to work in a graveyard shift for a year and I resigned because I don't like it, right now I work in daytime and I am now in my 5th year in that company.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response,. nimnim74. Sounds like the day shift is for you. Have a great day. Happy Mylotting.
@iamfine (740)
• China
15 Nov 08
I of course would prefer day shift, so that I can work in the day time, which is normal, and hanging out with my friends in the everning, having a good and sound sleep in the night.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response,iamfine. I prefer the day shift but I am not a morning person. Have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
@hanirose (307)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
3pm-11pm cause there's less traffic to and from work... i'm not a morning person either.. although i like to wake up early i don't feel like working early.. i wanna take my time in the morning.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, hanirose. I try to avoid traffic and have worked the 3 to 11 shift when my daugher was young. Have a nice day. Happy Mylotting.
@alyssa_c (440)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I used to work in the hospital and found that working on night shift are much easier and hassl-free. Most of the patients are asleep so almost no calls or complaints are made to the station. The staff could finish off the work left by the previous shift or fill out forms that needed to be completed. Day shift's a nightmare, evening shift's okay, night shift's great! Plus, there's the graveyard pay that we get so that's another reason.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, alyssa. That is the shift my daughter wants to work. She is having her CNA ceremong tonight. She will then be getting her certified nursing asistant state license. She wants to work the night shift. Have a great day. Happy MyLotting.
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
i like working on an afternoon shift like from 1 to 10 pm. where i can wake up late and when i get home i can still watch TV and go to bed and rest. LOL. it is really the best time for me to work. LOL.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, kenchiprincess. Sounds like that shift would really work for you. Happy Mylotting.
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Since I'm a mother of 4, i prefer working at night, at least at that time my kids are sleeping tight at home, and when i get home, I can still have time playing with them before I take my sleep. Rather than working at day shift, I had less time with them.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, jann_giango. I can see why the night shift would be best for you and your 4. Happy Mylotting.
@mrsjbelle (1642)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I prefer day shift although I dont like getting up in the morning I do like getting off early rather then late. To each his own. On the days that I am off I relish being able to sleep in. It's so nice. Have a good evening.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, mrsjbelle. I too am not a morning person, but always preferred days. Happy mylotting.
@cripfemme (7722)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I like to work at night or at least in the afternoon. My brain doesn't function that well in the morning. I have always been a night owl and I am lucky that in my job(am a writer)I can make my own schedule.
• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, cripfemme. My brain does not function too well in the morning time either. You are very lucky a good job like a writer. Good luck. Happy mylotting.
@jamesgrub (673)
• United States
14 Nov 08
i do not have much job experience but for the two jobs that i have had were both day shift jobs. i do not really mind working during the day or in the evening as long as i am making money. but i know i want to work in the ER when i get older and for some reason i want to work on a night shift. i am always staying up late when i can and i just seem to function better at night. i really hate the mornings!
• United States
18 Nov 08
Thank you for your response, jamesgrub. I am definitely not an early morning person. I did prefer to work day hours though instead of night. Happy mylotting.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I prefer working at night, since I feel most productive during the afternoon and evening hours and can barely help myself in mornings. I would hate to go to work and perform badly because I don't feel up to it, so I prefer to work at night. It is also more convenient because then I can do things in the mornings when places are open rather than be at work when I could be going shopping, paying bills and the like.
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• United States
17 Nov 08
When I didn't have children, I didn't mind working nights. But, it is hard to sleep during the day with children. Thank you for your response, sweeneyallanburton.