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Working the graveyard shift…


Well, i just got finished working 3 days graveyard doing grocery shelve stocking (my normal job, different store). I can honestly say working graveyard MESSES up your body beyond belief. I asked my manager for more hours and he suggested the graveyard shift out at a different store. I did. My first night I found that by about 2:30 A.M. my legs were shaking and I had one of the worst migraines i have ever experienced. As I kept pounding back  energy drinks to keep myself from crashing, everything kept getting worse and worse. It is a really strange feeling…Like you are dreaming but your body is still moving- I am not totally sure how to explain it. Needless to say I worked here for 3 nights before switching back to my old store and old hours. After I came home on night #1, I found myself extremely depressed coming home to see everyone just getting ready for the day and waking up. Not to mention I was extremely nauseous and my eyes were burning.

I told myself “what the hell have I gotten myself into?!”

I decided to stick with it.

Night 2 was just about the EXACT same thing as night one. Coming home after that shift I decided it DEFINITELY wasn’t for me and wanted to go back to my old hours at the other store (5AM- 1:30pm), it was no big deal to switch back and I am glad I did.

By night 2, I realized that I would be sleeping until it was about time to go back to work, therefor not seeing people, friends, or family very much anymore. Which lead to depression along with physical pain.

Night 3, yes there was one more night that I felt inclined to complete. I am actually writing this only 30 minutes after getting off work. As I was walking to my car my legs gave out from under me and i dropped to one knee. I kind of smiled surprisingly as it was an assurance that I had made the right choice for my well-being.

Sure, this post isn’t about how to make money. This is one thing I actually strongly recommend against doing to make an extra buck. At the beginning i told myself, ”oh it won’t be so bad, everyone else will be asleep anyways.”

Now I am saying “quitting graveyard was one of the best decisions I have made so far.”

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