Back in to my work rotations. Tired because getting up at 5 to go to work at 7 just didn't work out for me that well. It often doesn't. I feel better at work, mainly because I get to connect with my co-workers, chat about nothing, etc. 

On the other hand, I'm usually tired throughout the work day and I constantly have to check myself, because the people I work with are the same age range as I am, make the same income, but are, without exception, much more into the middle-class, middle-aged mind frame. So, I have to watch my P's and Q's if I want a good working condition. 

I want to argue with the guy that is complaining about his taxes after he moved into a house that was 75% more expensive than his last house, the guy who bought himself an entry level (but still damn expensive) Mercedes, a guy who wants to hang with the country club up the river, but I won't. I don't need the grief.

Anyhow, it's about time to take a snooze pill (just a little drowse inducing over the counter product). I've been using it for about 6 years on my first night shift (which starts tonight). It makes my 12 hours easier; makes it so much easier to be awake and alert at 4 in the morning. I used to throw cold water in my face, do jumping jacks and slap my face to stay awake when I was in my twenties and thirties. But even that stopped working when I was getting into my forties. I also find that getting a good sleep before a shift stops a lot of my mood shifts brought on by shiftwork.

So, hope everyone is good out there, take care of yourselves and




1 Comment
  1. ancientgeekcrone 13 years ago

    Shift work is hard on the body.  It messes with the circadian rhythm.

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