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Night Owls

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rickjames, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

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    Location: Darlington

    Nearly 2am here. It's snowed a little more but not a lot. I'm hoping it doesn't snow much between now and lunchtime as my sister and nephew are picking me up to visit my parents for a family get together and some lunch. Too much snow on the roads and she'll call me and cancel. Anyway, I can't sleep so I'm going to pick a film, have a coffee and chill. What are you other night owls up to at this ungodly hour?
     
  2. Rroff

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    I've got a birthday party (special event due to significant age and been planned for months not just normal one) to go to Friday - with both here and the location it is taking place forecast now for sustained snow through Thursday and into Friday - the location is forecast potentially 17cm Friday. That is going to be interesting - supposed to be picking people up who are flying in Thursday for it as well LOL.

    We've had all of like 2mm of snow and no more though so far though.
     
  3. FlakGunna

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    Lucky for you, this is me right now:

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  4. Hagar

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Prev. Nkata Cheshire

    Had a sebaceous cyst removed from the centre of my back and I now have three stitches which are sore to lie on and wake me up. So I have got up and am on the internets.

    I used to work 14 nights on, seven off on dredgers but that was many years back and except for the occasional all nighter, like my sleep.
     
  5. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    1 hour 23 minutes until I finish, I don’t like working nights anymore but I couldn’t turn down the contract rate.
     
  6. Rroff

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    Yeah :( I make more money doing 3 nights than 5 days on a normal day shift :s
     
  7. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    I probably make more per night than most do in one week :p
     
  8. Amleto

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,144

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Milkybk

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 16, 2010

    Posts: 7,279

    Location: Sheffield

    I'm still doing permanent nights 5 years on. Started off as a contractor, which was great money. Took a permanent position after 7 months though as I enjoy the job that much. Still love it now but I'm coming towards the end of my time on nights, want to switch soon. I don't mind nights, I get a minimum of 8 hours sleep a night, drink lots of water and eat healthy etc. However I never feel 100%, like I'm slightly drowsy all the time. Definitely doesn't agree with me long term.

    Plus I miss watching weekday evening football and stuff. :p
     
  10. Kronos

    Catwalker

    Joined: Nov 11, 2009

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    Location: Edinburgh

    2 am and a bit of a blizzard going on here in Edinburgh, I am being blamed for the weather preventing my cat Millie going on her usual nighttime forays with the look that only a cat can give.
     
  11. bainbridge

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 9, 2009

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    Location: Bristol

    4am here in Bristol and it's started blowing a gale, but still no snow other than the sprinkling we had yesterday.

    Only 5 hours to go til work!
     
  12. Rroff

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    I'm south of Bristol - a lot of forecasts towards the end of the day were heavy snow over night but its just been too dry - doesn't look like there is any real chance until around 9-10am or so the wind has sure got up though.
     
  13. rickjames

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    I forgot this thread existed! Glad to know people still make use of it.
     
  14. cainer

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    Location London, time of post 15:44PM ban plz...
     
  15. Glaucus

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    3hrs till alarm. Stupid 3 early shifts sandwiched between nights.
    However all being well get to reserve new build flat tomorrow. So something to look forward to,was meant o be last week but didn't happen due to the bad weather and people not making it in.

    Earlies should be banned they are more knackering than any night shift. Yet managment who have normal day hours, think they are the least tiring.
     
  16. Kronos

    Catwalker

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Alls right with the world , My cat Millie can now go about her nocturnal wanderings and more importantly do her business outside now that the snow is all but gone. She has been a right grumpy so and so for the past few days as though it was my fault. Means I can at least lie awake in peace at nights. Glad I stopped taking the various drug offerings from my GP which did not help my various sleep issues but sure as hell made me feel like a zombie during the day.
     
  17. Rroff

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    Depends person to person - I'm absolutely not a morning person but I have way more energy and focus between about 6:30am to 10:30am or so - doing nights even if I'm in a sleeping pattern and getting 8 hours sleep I just feel tired, no energy, no focus.

    Doing a mix of day and night shifts should be banned though - that must take years off most people's lives.
     
  18. Glaucus

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    Although it does depend on the person to an extent when you stick to a routine. None of us like them, the shifts changes things.

    And yes shift work does take years of your life.iirc it's about 7 years.
     
  19. Clov!s

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    My body clock is messed up, I was up at 4am yesterday, worked from 5am-6pm, got into bed at 9pm and fell asleep almost straight away, was awake at midnight and then couldn’t sleep :( spent 12-4 moving around but not sleeping, now I’m back at work again.
     
  20. jsmoke

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