8 to 5-ers - how do you do it?
December 14, 2017 7:32am CST
I have been in a training class only since yesterday and through tomorrow in a suburb about 20 miles from home. The hours of 8 to 5. I am happy for the change of pace and ability to sleep at night since normally I work the midnight shift and sleep during the day. (I will go backt o overnights on Saturday unfortunately) and I am trying my best to enjoy it. I have never worked a job with this shift. My only day time job experience was working 6am to 330pm which I loved. It does seem difficult to deal with traffic. Also it seems to me after lunch time or around 2pm I seem to be losing my attention span. It also is weird getting to work when it is dark and then once again leaving when it is dark outside (during the winter anyway) What schedule do you work? And for those 8 to 5 ers, what helps you get through your day?
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I've been doing it for 27 years so I'm pretty much used to it... Before that I worked at retail, restaurants, and 24-hour gas stations so I had experienced working night shifts and other non 8 to 5 shifts. I remember feeling 'different' when I started my 8 to 5 job.
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How do I deal with it? Poorly. I get to work at 8:30 and get off at 12:30 (I work part time, just four hours). When I have to work on Sunday (because of a big project or because I'm going to be off during the week and don't want the work to pile up on me) I come in once I "naturally" wake up instead of having the alarms do it for me. There was a Dilbert line that I used to have: "who arbitrarily decided that 8 AM was a good time to start work?" Tell me about it!