Overtime

Philippines
November 29, 2012 9:09am CST
Whew! I still have 8 more hours to go before my shift ends. I already feel so sleepy. I hate 12hour shifts. Can you give me ways to get through my shift without feeling very sleepy?
3 responses
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I don't know what you do at your job but perhaps there are times you can take frequent breaks , just walk for a couple of minutes, Som people drink coffee and they say that helps a lot, but you should get plenty of rest before starting a 12 hours shift.. In stead of thinking about 12long hours, try to get the mind set on something positive...Do you think there is something you can do for an upbeat tempo or mind set on your job... If all fails spend time thanking God that you still have a job to attend...that should make you feel great....
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Thanks for you advice! I see you are a very optimistic person. Always look on the brighter side of things. And yes, I will never fail to thank God for my opportunity to have a job.
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
By the way, I work as a nurse. I couldn't take frequent works since I couldn't leave the station. My passion to help my patients is what keeps me going despite a cruel 12hour shift.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
30 Nov 12
thanks Kmouano,for being so observant...I am a very optimistic person. Along with the strength from God, thats how I get through life daily... Oh yes you can't be all over the place if you are a nurse..LOL.. that certainly would not work for you or your shift...But I am sure as a nurse there are always something you can find to do to keep you awake...LOL..a very demanding field, I would think....
@sishy7 (26644)
• Australia
29 Nov 12
Do what you are doing now, myLotting!
• United States
1 Dec 12
sishy great idea! I totally agree if you can get away with playing on myLot than you will definitely help you to stay awake. My past jobs have had the you cannot use technology for any endeavor to make money not even one cent. I know that not all companies are this strict on their computer policies.
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@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
1 Dec 12
I have never had a twelve hour shift where I felt sleepy. I did once go to work after only sleeping two hours. It was one of my early college years. I had to stay up to finish a paper that was due for school. Well, I finished the paper about 6:30 AM. That gave me time for about a two hour nap before class that morning at 10 AM. I had to work that night. 4pm to midnight. That night the security guard said that I was making him tired because I could not stop yawning. Here are a few ideas: 1) Turn on some upbeat music that generally helps. 2) Drink soda. The caffeine will help to keep you awake. 3) Get up and move. Stretch you legs or dance to some music. This will help to keep you from falling asleep. 4) You could also try talking with your coworkers. 5) There is always the playing on the computer. Like sishy said enjoy participating on myLot. Then again, I will generally search the internet if I am to tired to write.