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  1. Visit  klone profile page
    A lot of these made me laugh, especially about marveling about how lazy my dogs were on my days off. THey sleep ALL DAY LONG!
    But mostly it made me glad to be off nights. My most memorable "you know you work nights" is having to pull off into the truck stop 15 minutes from my house (and the hospital was a 25-minute drive total) in order to nap for an hour, due to a true fear of falling asleep behind the wheel. I feel EXTREMELY fortunate I never killed myself or anyone else on my drives home in the mornings. Even after 6 years of nights, I guess my body just wasn't made for it.
  2. Visit  wooh profile page
    Quote from MJB2010
    I have definitely stopped at a stop sign and had someone honk behind me while I wait for it to turn green.
    I wait for stop signs to turn green even when I haven't just worked all night!

    Quote from klone
    My most memorable "you know you work nights" is having to pull off into the truck stop 15 minutes from my house (and the hospital was a 25-minute drive total) in order to nap for an hour, due to a true fear of falling asleep behind the wheel.
    I have an hour drive. One morning after work I had to stop at four different places to get out and walk around the car a few times to perk up. Then I stopped a fifth time just down the street from my neighborhood because I just couldn't make it that last little bit.
  3. Visit  bagladyrn profile page
    You've worked on a 13 week contract for 8 weeks and have never met the person who interviewed/hired you - she works 9-5!
    You've actually purchased magazine subscriptions in your sleep.
  4. Visit  Kunzieo profile page
    Yes!!! It makes me SO mad that McDonald's only serves breakfast at 0800. I just worked 12 hrs- I don't want a coffee and a breakfast burrito- I want a $@&" cheeseburger and some $@"& fries!
  5. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
    Burger King sells a ham and cheese croissant with or without a scrambled egg until 10:30 every morning and when I'd not be in a breakfast mood, I'd get one minus the egg. When I used to get one to eat on the way home, I'd add a squirt of Dijon mustard and it tasted soooo good! Now I get a smoothie and some herbal tea with it. Yum!
  6. Visit  wooh profile page
    I love that this thread is slow during the day, and goes crazy during the wee hours!
  7. Visit  MJB2010 profile page
    I just cleaned my whole house and vacuumed. Good thing my neighbors are not close! When I first started on night shift I always wanted to vacuum at night but we lived on the third floor of an apartment so I couldn't. Night shifters need detached homes with no close neighbors.
  8. Visit  duskyjewel profile page
    For the night shifters wanting burgers at 8:00 a.m., Jack in the Box and Sonic both serve their full menu all day long.
  9. Visit  MJB2010 profile page
    Now I just need to find a sonic.
  10. Visit  CrufflerJJ profile page
    Quote from BrandonLPN
    And God help you if you're trying to talk about something that happened a day ago on night shift.
    "Last night. No, not *this* last night, *last* last night."
    ...
    I thought I was making perfect sense when talking to a day-shifter about having worked Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day night.
  11. Visit  Kunzieo profile page
    Quote from duskyjewel
    For the night shifters wanting burgers at 8:00 a.m., Jack in the Box and Sonic both serve their full menu all day long.
    Omg!!! THANK YOU so much- i never knew that! There's a Sonic that's just a tiny little bit out of the way on my route home- but I'm anticipating quite a few detours in my future!
  12. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    .... if you walk into a sleeping paitent's room at 2am and he wakes up justifiably scared to see you standing you over the bed in the dark. He asks "What are you doing?!" You reply: "Just watching you breathe." and then leave the room without another word.

    You *might* be a night nurse if it never occurs to you just how creepy that is....
  13. Visit  VolMom profile page
    This may have already been mentioned, but I remember driving home alternating which eye I kept open! Have you ever laid your head down and the hospital supervisor come up to you, you sit up innocently while showing off your bright red forehead? lol

    I worked nights for about 6 years.

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