Why do people seem to dislike third shift jobs?

United States
June 10, 2008 4:17am CST
I just love the idea of a third shift job. Work late, sleep-in. Wake up early in the day and don't have to work until late at night again. It seems like the perfect shift.. at least for me. What about you, why do you dislike third shift jobs, or like them? What shift do you prefer if you don't like 3rd shift, and why do you prefer it over a 3rd shift? =)
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@shamsta19 (3224)
• United States
10 Jun 08
My body is stuck in third shift. Im a night owl and the hours are perfect for me!!! I got this new job they told me I'd be working nites but its second shift and they throw me in for first shifts...... Boy I hate them!
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• United States
10 Jun 08
Ahhhh! that's horrible. Stick around for at least a month or two and try to find one that you were actually looking for? =P Third shift jobs are the besttt. What is this new job you got, anyways? =P
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@shamsta19 (3224)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I always work in restaurants and this time I'm in a franchise Hot Wing joint. It's easy as far as labor goes, but they are KILLING ME with hours. I'm not that guy hungry for all the hours I just want a paycheck on the side. Personally I'm supposed to be at work right now but I couldn't take it anymore. I'd rather be responding on mylot right now. I'm tired and sore as hell. I'm not lazy but after running your own business for years that desire to work for somebody else is just not there. And they don't even pay that good. Now one of our cooks left so guess who's got all the hours? Most people would be happy with this but I have better ways to make money thank you very much.
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@shamsta19 (3224)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Thanks for The Best Response! And I quit that job.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
I work third shift, and I love it. I actually sleep better since I started working it, which gives me more energy to do other things. The one downside to third shift is that it's very hard to have a social life.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
Eh well yeah, it's either a third shift choice or a 2nd shift. I am horrible at getting up early so a 1st shift is out of the question. I imagine with a 2nd shift I would have even less of a social life.., and third shift you could kind of have a social life, just don't sleep in as late. I figure if I get the walmart job i'm interested in i'll sleep in from 7:30am till' about 2:30pmish & have 6-7 hours to spare & go hang with friends so that's kind of a social life!.. basically any kind of fulltime job if you really think about it other then a 1st shift job generally kills off your social life! The plus thing about this shift if I get it also is that I'll have fridays n' saturdays completely off so really.. it seems quite sweettt to me! Hm. What job do you work 3rd shift at? A warehouse one? Or a place like Walmart?
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@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
The best way for me to make money at work as an employee is day shift, 7-3. I am a day person. Thrid shift kills me, literally. I need to be in bed by midnight or I just don't function the next day. There are those who love this shift. I am not one of them. Hats off to those who can pull it off without any ill effects.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
I used to work 3rd shifts for 4 years. Being in that schedule, I was concerned about my health at the time. I couldn't get the peaceful sleep I wanted. I lived in a particular area where the neighbourhood was very noisy. Plus it was hot and humid during the day.
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@kekexinfeng (1303)
• China
27 Oct 08
oh,I don't like the third shift job,because I like sleep in night and work during the day,when I work at night and sleep at the day,I feel I am so tierd the next day,and may be I haven't used to this.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Third shift used to be my preference for many years back when I was single. After I had kids that shift made it much harder. I think some of us are more 'night owls' than most people. There are some of us who just naturally find night shift easier to deal with: sleep-wise and everything else. I've always been a night owl, and even now that I'm much older I still prefer nights. I guess lots of people can't ever adjust to sleeping in the daytime, so nights never work well for their own body systems.