work all night

@ludihu (37)
China
November 7, 2012 9:02am CST
Have you ever stayed awake and worked all night? I never did that. I guess I could never keep staying awake in the whole night to finish some job even my boss would fire me. How about your opinions? Will you work the all night if you boss ask you to?
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13 responses
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I experienced working all night, that was my first ever day job, I worked in a warehouse, wherein I'm in charge of several staff. It was a job order that I cannot defer it for another day. Though it was justifiably compensated, the work overtime, my body suffered. That happened for a couple of times most especially if it is our cutoff period. Now, i would do that again if the circumstance calls for it. For I really need my job now, it's hard to find a new job that pays this good. Thanks
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
In my line of work, I am required to stay all night. At first, I really strive hard to cope with the schedule but after some weeks, I got used to it already. Well, had my work is on day shift and my boss asked me to stay all night, I'd go for it so long as that would be paid over time and that it would only be once or twice, not everytime!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
8 Nov 12
Hi... Oh I have worked in night shifts for many months... Many months I worked the whole night and slept during the day; for months I would not even see the sun... It was not very difficult.. I got so used to it that later I could not sleep in the night... I could sleep only during the day... :D... Being a workaholic, I can work whenever they want me to.... :-)
• China
8 Nov 12
When I was very young it's not problem for work overnight,I just need some coffee or tea to push me. Sometimes in order to catch up the delivery date of some orders,we have to work day and night. Now I think it's too foolish since the health will far from you
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
8 Nov 12
I've worked a lot of midnight shifts, staying up all night and then going home to take care of the kids and other things. I think what happens is that you just get used to working that shift. At one point I would have trouble staying awake until I started drinking coffee, I didn't like the taste of coffee at first so I would add a half a package of hot chocolate mix to it and wow, did it ever wake me up! *this was before there was chocolate coffee sold anywhere!* I remember people telling me that the chocolate in the coffee was gross! I should have sold it! Who knew?! lol
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I had several experience where i worked all night, the most unforgettable would be doing school requirements to file for graduation. It was really a painstaking task to do, making and finishing my thesis paper. Doing back checking to ensure that it is 100% error free. But in the long run, it was all worth the effort because i graduated with a perfect grade with all the efforts, it was really worth my time and effort.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
When I started working online in 2010, it required me to be online for almost 18 hours a day. I sleep only about 2-3 hours in day, between 8am-10am, then I go start doing y job again. The first job I had then was as a chat support. My earnings were dependent on the number of questions that I answer. That job requires 24/7 online but with that account, I could share the time with another. But during those time, I was the only one working on it. After working for 2 weeks, my boss decided to look for other to work on the account so that I do not need to be working longer hours. I trained a few but only 2 of them were able to maintain the quality that the site needed to be able to keep the account. I made another account for the 2 new "agents" for them to work on. And I decided that I would just continue with the account I have started and do it alone. I made $800 in 2 weeks! My boss was really surprised how much I have earned. But of course, the money that the account earned wasn't all for my taking. My boss had to split it up to 3 coz he has a partner with that project.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
7 Nov 12
Here in the USA if you are salaried you can work as many hours as you need or want, as your paycheck will always be the same. If your hourly wage, then you rely on how many hours they give you. This being said, they aren't exactly... adamant about giving you lots of hours. I work into the night, but that's only because that's my shift. Now I have gone to work after staying up all night.. but that's a whole nother story.
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes actually I have done that. Just to get something done and ready to send out. Thing is though, the next two or three days felt like I was run over by a bus. I would work, go home, eat, sleep, and do it again the next day. By then I would regain my strength for the regular day stuff. Was it worth it, sometimes yes, sometimes no..
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
7 Nov 12
I do this almost monthly when we have to push for month end reports and liquidation reports etc. My boss doesn't ask me but I feel when I am alone in the office I can do so much more and far quicker so why not.
@lini000 (35)
• China
7 Nov 12
Working all night is not the good thing for your health. However, I did it once because my master ask me to hand the report the second day when there were still a lot of computation not having been done yet. After handing the report, it cost the whole week to recover my spirit. Since then, I don't do the same thing any more. If the work must be completed, I have to stay up the most time of night and rest for two or three hours, not the whold night.
@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
I won't do that. But if it's my fault why I have to go overnight just to finish my job, I would do that, but if it's just my boss who asked me for that, I won't. Why? If I got sick, will he or she pay the bill? And I don't want to have the feeling that my boss is already snoring on his bed while I am still working on my office table. That would not certainly happen. But there might be some considerations. LOL
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
7 Nov 12
There was a time when I worked an overnight shift but I did't like it because I was sleeping all day and couldn't get my errands done.