So when I learned that I could make a little extra money at Amazon by working the night shift, I was all for it. To make the transition, the Saturday before my first shift, I just stayed up as late as I could, and then slept in as late as I could the next morning. Sunday I did the same thing and managed to stay up until 4 am, which is when my shift ends.
Overall, the first week wasn’t bad. The job was new and that kept me awake even though I wasn’t use to staying up until 4:30 in the morning and wasn’t able to sleep in late enough to get a full eight hours. Week two was the hardest. The novelty of Amazon was wearing off, and the lack of sleep from the week before was showing.
After that second week though, I stayed home over the weekend and slept in to get caught back up, and then week three went fine. I was able to both stay up late enough and sleep in late enough. Transition complete.
Other that switching to a different sleep schedule, there is another amusing little peculiarity about working the night shift. My fellow work campers and I still refer to the first half of our day as the ‘morning’ even though it happens in the pm, and the second half as the ‘afternoon’ even though by the end its the am. We call our lunch break, well, lunch, even though it starts at 10:30.
When I wake up (in the afternoon), I have breakfast, but really it’s lunch type food since I won’t get to eat again until ‘lunch’ at 10:30 pm….well, you get the point. When discussing how our ‘day’ went at work with other night-shifters it makes perfect sense, but the daytime people often get confused.
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Last night it didn’t quite get below freezing, but the previous two nights it did. So far my little heater has handled it well and Cas has been nice and cozy when I went to bed. Almost too cozy. The problem with going to sleep at the coldest part of the day is shortly after the sun rises the temperature starts to climb and the RV goes from being cozy to a bit sweltering. Yeah yeah, I could invest in a heater with a timer or a thermostat function and that’d solve the problem, but I value saving my money more than the minor discomfort of having to kick all the blankets off.
Some people may have noticed that the site was down for a bit this afternoon, that was a problem on my hosting platform’s end, nothing with IO in partiular.
Otherwise, things are going well, there’s not much new to report. Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to go have breakfast…..lunch….oh, you know what I mean.