Monday, February 20, 2012


Moving to Swingshift on Monday
I really don't have a problem with that. I get to sleep in.

I keep hearing things from the boss who I can't fucking understand, he is British with a thick accent, about going to rotating shifts.

Uhh, no.

It fucks up your Circadian Rhythm to the point you don't know if you are awake or asleep, punched or bored.060 over.

There ought to be a law against that shit.

Preach to me about Safety after I just woke up after being on three different shifts in three weeks.
You will be lucky I showed up without taking out your front fender trying to park the fucking rig after I am already dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I will get to sleep in and have some quality time with the wife because the kid will be at school.


  1. It's the worse of all possible shifts. Even night shift can be adjust to if you have a dark quiet place to sleep during the day.

    A lot of buddies used to work at a mill that had swing shifts. During parts of the cycle, they were walking zombies. Of course, once the mill closed, the problem was solved.

  2. The real bad starts when the shifts are changed going backward and places still do this.

  3. Anonymous9:32 AM

    I did this briefly at my last job. Swing shift is OK if you can do without that annoying thing called sleep, but otherwise, be prepared for the neighbors to suspect you're a zombie.

  4. I worked at an oil refinery with rotating shifts. When guys retired after 40 years of that, a lot of them died within a coupla years.

  5. I did that 12 hour flip-flopping shift bullshit for nearly 5 years, and the job before that was 24/7 on-call. Never again. It's bad enough with that miserable fucking 4 A.M. shift during production season at my current job. Fortunately that only comes around every 12 weeks...

  6. I used to make paper on rotating shifts. The tour boss used to hand out speckled trout from the nurses office if you had trouble staying awake but they stopped that before I got there.

  7. I dropped a pallet on my foot at the refinery and the co. doc put *actual* frozen trout out of the dispensary freezer on it. On the wrong foot. Heh.