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In Reply to: RE: Hey! I worked one less hour on graveyard last night! posted by FenderLover on March 12, 2017 at 21:24:10
That's a good, positive outlook, FenderLover, one I try to have too, when my weekend to work falls on a spring forward weekend.
But it's the fall back change, which makes for a thirteen hour night for us, that I don't enjoy. For some reason that one extra hour feels like ten extra.
Quite frankly, I always laugh a little when I hear the news reports of how disruptive the time change is to people's frail psyches. Not because I don't believe that it isn't, but to what degree? Try our schedule of working a couple of twelve hour days, having a few days off (unless there's mandatory overtime, of course), then switching to three twelve hour nights. We get 48 hours to sleep that off (or 24 if made to work overtime), and we're back on days for a couple more. The rotation continues like that, twelve hour shifts, days to nights, and back to days, all in the same week, week after week. Their theory is that your Circadian rhythms never adjust, and that this is somehow better for us.
Losing or gaining one hour every six months seems like a barefoot walk in the park by comparison. Just trying to give you a bit of perspective there, Bullet. I wouldn't want your job's stress, or the stress of living in New York City. Nobody I know has it easy.
Edits: 03/13/17Follow Ups:
thanks for the thoughts, it is really hard, I have to get out.
The first three words that open the book The Road Less Traveled are "Live is difficult". Happier people are aware of that. They don't expect things to be easy.
I need to re-read that book. It's been a long time.
Hang in there, bullet.
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