Working the night shift with family, venting

  1. I absolutely hate the weekends I work. I work 12 hour shifts, come home and get maybe 4 hours of sleep. I'm awakened to the sound of slamming doors, kids yelling across the room to each other and kids banging up the stairs :angryfire

    I had to put in my notice for a day position because on the weekends I work I maybe get 8 hour's sleep the whole weekend. Summer is just as bad. I'll miss the night diff but it's just not worth all this. I'm going to miss my night shift co-workers

    I am starting in the OR next week. Back to the old Mon-Fri thing. LOL Holidays off is a huge draw for me though and a solid 8 hours of sleep a night.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    I worked nights for a long time and my kids gradually learned it was very, very bad to wake mommy!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hoooboy I feel your pain. I work 12's on weekend nights only. During the week, I stay home and homeschool the kids. It can be PURE HELL esp in summer. My bedroom is upstairs and we have no AC. Most of the time, in Seattle-Tacoma AC is NOT needed but we do get summer days in the low 90s and it gets HOOOOOOTTT up there, making sleep nearly impossible. That and it's hard to keep the neighborhood dogs, kids and neighbors quiet, after all IT IS A DAYSHIFT WORLD. The only solution (if you call it that) I have it using a boxfan to blot out noise from the outside world and covering my window with a dark blanket. It works a bit, but still I am lucky to get 5 good hours sleep these times. UGH I hate it. Good for you, getting on dayshift. It will happen for me one day, too, but not til dh retires from military first.
  5. by   IamRN
    Quote from MelissaRN
    I'm going to miss my night shift co-workers
    OTOH, think of the great times you are going to have w/your kiddos! Irreplaceable, IMHO.
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from MelissaRN
    I absolutely hate the weekends I work. I work 12 hour shifts, come home and get maybe 4 hours of sleep. I'm awakened to the sound of slamming doors, kids yelling across the room to each other and kids banging up the stairs :angryfire
    My child learned not to do that, rather quickly.

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