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Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?

One of my uncles worked night shift for 20+ years. He's read a looooooooot of books.


JJ27
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Took my Xbox with me to work nightly
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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Well considering I knew one of these contractors that made it 2 months out there it didn't sound as good for him. His camp was hit with missles twice and he slept in tents. He said bump this 100k and get my arse back to the


Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I often ponder taking my PS3 with me, but it hardly seems worth the hassle of lugging it around daily.


JJ27
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I just kept it in a gym bag. Kept PS2 at home.


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Raz
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Old ppl itt


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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I really need to read more. Growing up, that was damn near all I did.
Now I've gotten in to writing, producing.
Perhaps it's that I don't want my work to become subconsciosly derivative. But then again I'm discovering that theories I've come up with of my own volition aren't new at all.
It's a fine line to toe


FLBooGoTigs1
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I haven't read since college. I just glance at pictures now. So sad


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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Are there seriously jobs out there where you get paid to sit around? You are here at work?


Unless you work it, you won't comprehend it. You're away from home and loved ones. You are off when no one else is. It's decimated my social circle, makes getting out and doing things with people incredibly hard.
And it messes with your mind. Your head.
You become a nightwalker.


southernelite
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
My dad works shift work and I honestly haven't a clue what he does when he isn't working. I know during the day, he'll troll around the admin office for a little while, I know this cause I worked there one summer. He doesn't have a smart phone, he isn't a big computer person. I suppose he does read, he was raiding me for reading material the other day.


ETA: He's on days right now though, and they are shut down. The good thing is they feed him well, but he's been working his arse off. My mom said he came in last night and went to bed at 8:30. He usually goes to bed at 10-10:30
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JJ27
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I make comparable and work a comparable amount. Director of Neurology with a specialty in Sleep. Forever I just did sleep studies. Once the patients are hooked up and asleep there isn't much to do. We have TV/Cable/DVD and like I said, I used to bring my Xbox. Now I'm primarily days since I became director. So I actually work a lot more.


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southernelite
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Unless you work it, you won't comprehend it. You're away from home and loved ones. You are off when no one else is. It's decimated my social circle, makes getting out and doing things with people incredibly hard.
And it messes with your mind. Your head.
You become a nightwalker.


You also miss doing shite with your kids...you can't really coach their teams or anything like that. High salaries require quite a bit of overtime. You don't get off for the holidays, you can't just duck out a couple hours on a whim.

It's certainly not for everyone.


TheIndulger
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Overpaid shift worker here, bored out of his mind (but probably different shift worker than you Fr33)

If I didn't have the internet....I would spiral out of control on the night shift. TV and movies just doesn't cut it anymore.


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lsunurse
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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This is a serious question from a 19 y/o who is a student and has only worked one job, my current job, a retail job.

Are there seriously jobs out there where you get paid to sit around? You are here at work?

Not being sarcastic or whatever. That's crazy.




As a night nurse I am sometimes running my butt off all night taking care of patients and some nights I have a nice night, where my patients sleep all night and I have lots of downtime during my 12 hours.



And yes...night shift gets paid more because we are paid to stay awake all night.


fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Yup. A slave to the shift. And then you can't leave until relief gets there. And if they call in, you're stuck until someone else gets there.

And of course, there's always Jody


TheIndulger
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Why don't you ever work day shifts?


lsunurse
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Why don't you ever work day shifts?




And get paid less to do more work? You crazy son???



I make 10K more a year because I work nights.


loyalauron
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Very interesting responses. Thanks.


fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I do. We swap back and forth every set. But my mind...ah, my mind belongs to the night now.

Worked a slew of days for turnaround, then they switched it up and I was back on nights for two, go back on days for two, then another slog of nights.


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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Hang around kiddo. See how long you can hang with the Nightwatch.


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