Working on the Night Shift
Night jobs between 11p.m. and 7 a.m. are necessary and are becoming more prevalent. One reason is that globalization has created a 24/7 economy. Another reason is that the current recession has displaced many workers, who are now looking for new ways to earn a living.
Some of the most common night shift jobs are listed below.
Restaurant jobs such as waiter, waitress, cook
Call center operators
Online Marketer (See our other websites)
Hotels and Bars
Fed Ex and UPS
Postal mail sorterThere are advantages and disadvantages to working the night shift. Some workers enjoy less supervision and more individual decision making. In addition, there is less competition for jobs and promotions. Other advantages to night employment are more time with family, shift differential pay increase, and the quiet atmosphere.
Disadvantages relate to amount, time, and quality of sleep. Most shift workers only seem to find 5 to 6 hours sleep. Employees who work at night often find themselves out of touch with friends and the daytime world. It is hard to transition from a weekend daytime schedule to Monday when the nocturnal schedule begins again. Another problem with shift work is that employees have little contact with human resources to resolve employment issues. Finally, health concerns can arise from poor diet and insomnia.
Despite the disadvantages, some people actually prefer working at night; it suits their lifestyle or their natural disposition. Fathers can attend their childrens school functions and parents can spend less money on daycare. There are many job boards that can be sorted by the keyword "3rd shift to find night job listings.