Is it safe to work night shift? What are the odds?

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Philippines
March 23, 2007 4:09am CST
I have tried already to work at night time. For me its just the same as day time since we been shifting for almost a year now. But I've just watch recently on the news that a worker died because of working at night time that resulted to hypertension. I was worried on the news. I don't know if its really true or not. What can you say guys?
3 responses
@chengbeb (285)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I've been working in the call center industry for 3 1/2 years now and I am still alive and kicking...basically it's how you deal with stress..as we all know working in a call center environment is very stressful...but it's actually on how you deal with stress...I always tell my friends that eventhough it's a job we all should still have time to relax...I always have fun when I'm at work so that I wouldn't be too much stressed with the work load that I have...like I said it all depends on how you deal with your stress.
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• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Yes I agree with you on that matter. It's still in ourselves on how to handle it. The odds are stress and if you will not overcome it except some negative things to happen.
@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
My husaband does shift work. It is very tiring, but I don't think it is dangerous. His day shift starts at 7.30am, which means he has to get up at 5.45 am, and he doesn't return until around 5.30pm. His afternnon shift starts at 2.00pm and he gets home ariound 11.30pm to midnight. I think if you are on shift work, you have to make sure you get enough sleep, and eat meals at the proper time, good meals.
@rsa101 (13343)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I guess it depends on your outlook in life. If you really like the job your into then go on with it. Those stories that you hear from news are just a warning for you working on night shift. I guess its a matter of adjusting yourself with the situation. If your body can adapt to it I would say you could survive working in there. If there are signs of depression and getting stressed out then it would be good that you change your career for your betterment.