Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Question of the Day: Best Shift?

What? It's back? Yes, the Question of the Day returns!

"That's a great shift! If you don't mind getting up early!"

My girlfriend made the above comment after I informed her that I would now be leaving work at 3 in the afternoon instead of 6. I've been on a late shift, leaving work at 6, 7 or 8, since I started my current wage slavery position several years ago. I did once work a morning shift (5AM to 2PM, actually) at another job, and got used to getting up so early. Now I have to get used to it again, and worry about my alarm clock not working. You don't realize what a pleasure it is to get up without an alarm to wake you until you're forced to be out of bed at an obscene hour.

However, my first day on my new shift I was amazed the amount of extra time I had after work to do things. I love it, but I still don't like getting up so early.

The question today is, which do you prefer, getting off from work early, or sleeping in a little longer in the morning?

1 comment:

  1. Always preferred to go into school early as both a teacher and student. I got so much done without anyone around and while I was freshly alert and rested. I just hated having to wait for everyone else to get there just so we could start the day already. ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM was my motto. However, by three thirty and after the school buses had pulled away, I couldn't get out of the building fast enough. People would be able to tell that a Staff Meeting had gone on too long because I was starting to get the shakes. In fact, one school I taught at changed their policy by releases the kids after first afternoon period on Monday afternoons one a month so that my itching to leave didn't influence others around me who also though long staff meetings were a waste of time.


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