I'm going to be working third shift for about two weeks in November, and I've never looked forward to working graveyard more in my entire life.
Well, that's because I've never actually worked a midnight-till-seven shift before. This could be one of two things:
Very good- I mean, the shift's slow, the people are more likely to be drunk and therefore more entertaining, the calls come in about once or twice an hour, and I can spend lots of time reading my book. I get about a buck extra an hour for third-shift deferential, and as long as Tylenol makes my headache go away, I shouldn't have any problem with a small caffeine addiction by the end of the month.
Very bad - Think about it. The shift's slow, and therefore boring. People are more likely to be drunk, and therefore either annoyed or annoying. And if I get done with my book... well, then I won't be a happy Moueska. And the money- Still can't think of anything bad to say about the money. But you get my point.
That in mind, I launch into graveyard shift one full week from now. It really sounds like a blast.
Oh, and then, on top of that, I'll be working third shift on Thanksgiving, and my probationary period will be over. Yay for my raise and holiday pay! Probably won't get to hear about my raise until Friday when my manager and I both work. But I've been Aceing my call monitors, not to mention that I've gotten a couple attagirls from customers so far.
I know I shouldn't get used to it, but I really, really want to celebrate. ^^