By pop, pop - 08/05/2015 15:44 - United States - San Francisco
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Ok you win the comments, no one else should even try to say anything more
On graveyard, it's not always that simple. I've worked 10pm to 7am for 6ish months straight. I try to get 8 hours of sleep a day but sleep just isn't the same when the sun is out. Many of my co-workers have young kids who are up during the day, and you can't just tell kids to be quiet all day and pretend their daddy didn't exist. The bottom line is that a person needs sleep and night shift often prevents a good sleep schedule-- so some sleep WILL, in nearly all graveyard cases, happen at work. You really have to understand that a large portion of long-term graveyard shifters are chronically sleep deprived, and that short naps on shift, even if against the rules, are healthy. They call it graveyard shift for a reason
actually, no no matter what shift you work, you don't sleep on the job I have worked what you call the graveyard shift for 5 years now, often time being up 24 or once even 32 hours straight, and not once have I slept on the job. it may be acceptable to you, but that just you're just a shitty an employee at the OP is. I don't care what you do if you're sleeping you're not working and sorry but no one is paying you to sleep. suck it up drink some caffeine and do your job. you can sleep at home.
"While working " not on out lunch break or nap break. I've worked grave yard for years and years and yes in a hospital. Take the context how it lies . While working implies that he dozed off while working . Sleep deprived or not , if you can't do your job get a different one or call off if you feel that tired . That shit pisses me off that someone would defend that . Oh well options are free I guess .
You are being paid to do a job tired or not that's no excuse and before you get on me like I don't understand I am a full time student taking night classes and have a full time job almost every night being the night shift (I work after class) having only Wednesday and Sunday off averaging 6 hours of sleep a day and have been doing so for 6 months and am yet to sleep on the job. And that's not even mentioning my kids
If you think everyone who ever slept on shift is a shitty employee, you really should argue that with my 3 quarterly awards plaques, in 2 years. Some rules are just stupid, especially when they are to the detriment of employees' mental health. There are plenty of studies out there showing increased productivity and morale for businesses who allow short naps. It's a trend in several parts of Europe. Now I sincerely doubt that any 5 year graveyard shifter has NEVER dozed off on shift. You've probably had unwitting micro-naps and sparsely populated had bobs. Do you really think that's healthy? Graveyard gives the majority of folks at least some considerable sleep deprivation.
@29 I guess I'm the exception then. I have been working graveyards for 6 years, and I have never fallen asleep or "cat napped" at work. Although I do agree with you about being chronically sleep deprived, though for me that probably has more to do with going about my day on only 5 hours sleep. My problem now is that I had recently switched to the evening shift (3pm to 11pm), and thus am able to sleep at night. My body is still getting use to the change though, and so I am getting less sleep then I am used to (my normal 5 hours of sleep a day).
Wow i did nazi that coming
You snooze you lose ;)