At my current job I hold a night shift which normally ends around 2:00am. Now of course by the time I get home and had my fill of WoW and internet it’s normally 6:00am and everyone else is heading off to work.
I’ve been harassed a few times to go to bed early (like when I get home) and my reply is… why? Can you go to bed right when you get home? Although since your current job runs you down and makes you get up at 6:00am, I can almost see it possible.
So what benefits are there to a day shift?
Well you get to get home at ~5:00pm, you can go out and party with friends who also get out around that time if you still have the energy. You can… ummm… complain as to why you have to wake up so early everyday.
How does that compare to night shift?
Well you get home anywhere between 12:00am to 4:00am and not have to worry about rush hour traffic. You can hang out with friends during the day or when you get home from work. You can wake up when all the stores are still open. And you normally have time to kill before you go back to work after you wake up.
So is a day shift better than a night shift?
Well that depends on the person, but I believe night shift is for the win. Less hassle, easier on the body once you’re used to it. You can actually go out to the beach or other places during the day while other people are stuck in the office.
Would I ever take a day shift?
That also depends on two key factors. If there’s a night shift available, then not a chance. If they pay me considerably more, then probably.