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16 struggles you'll only know if you work shifts

Working 9(pm) to 5(am), what a way to make a living…

1. Defiantly answering the door to the postman in your PJs at 3pm

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Let them judge.

2. The frustration of trying to sleep while everyone else is very much awake

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Roadworks, is it? How lovely. *grinds teeth*

3. Being constantly aware of your early start

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Having to be up for 6am really casts a shadow over your evenings.

4. And counting the hours of sleep you need to the minute

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“If I go to bed at 10.15pm I should have six hours and 15 minutes of sleep. That’s enough, right?”

5. Realising that ‘dinner time’ is an abstract notion

Working late to get some grants done before the craziness of Autism Awareness Month really begins! #deskdinner #lifeofafundraiser #thatfundraisinglife Source: Instagram/forrestnicole

It could be 3pm. It could be 11pm. What even is dinner, really?

6. Reveling in being off while everyone else is at work…

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7. …Then realising you’ve been completely starved of human interaction

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“THANK GOD YOU’RE HOME. HOW ARE YOU? HOW WAS YOUR DAY? DO YOU WANT TEA? PLEASE TALK TO ME.”

8. Never being able to commit to anything because you’re waiting on your roster

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Always “Interested”, never “Going”.

9. Going from a late shift into an early shift and wondering if you should bother leaving work at all

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10. The triumph when your shift doesn’t clash with your social life

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11. TGIF? Never heard of it

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12. Making great plans for the morning before your late shift

It's Monday, time to tackle my do do list! #busymom #plannermom #weloveec #weloveechourly #todolist #getitdone Source: Instagram/dess_plans

Then abandoning them in favour of two more hours in bed.

13. Always landing into the pub when everyone else is six pints in

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14. Rarely seeing in a St Stephen’s Day/New Year/Bank Holiday at home

15. The constant, low level fear that you’ve mixed up your shifts

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16. And this accurate picture of your body clock:

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