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You might be a night shifter if... - page 2

You sit through 3 red lights before you realize the car in front of you is broken down, and not just stopped at the light. oops.... Read More

  1. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
    When you find yourself laughing uncontrollably about something that at 2pm would not be that funny, but at 2am is HILARIOUS -- you might be on night shift.
    shortie0306, WeepingAngel, nrsang97, and 19 others like this.
  2. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
    You pick up a day shift and it really throws you off to start and finish work on the same calendar day.

    You go out for beers with your coworkers after a rough 7:30 am.

    When you leave at the end of your shift, you say "goodnight" 7:30 am.

    You have to restrain yourself from going off on people who refer to your sleep time as "napping."
  3. Visit  my3suns profile page
    you stand patiently waiting at the elevator at 730 am. someone else walks up and actually pushes the down button.

    At 1830 on your off days you are looking for coffee
    Dazglue, silverbat, Shiner50, and 12 others like this.
  4. Visit  melmarie23 profile page
    When on your drive home you worry that you will be mistakenly be pulled over for drunk driving

    When you are about to leave but you can't remember where you parked your car

    That you begrudgingly forgo an extra cup of coffee at 4-5am
    klone, duskyjewel, LalaJJB, and 9 others like this.
  5. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    On your days off you get up in the morning and only have 2 choices of restaurant at 3-5 pm for breakfast- bob evans or ihop. Maybe denny's.
    TrueAtHart, goomer, multi10, and 3 others like this.
  6. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    People wonder why all your curtains are black.
    shortie0306, klone, TorsadesRN, and 17 others like this.
  7. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    You get frustrated when places aren't open, like the store or bank, when you get off work... because it's 7:15 AM.
  8. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    You know the phone numbers of all the late-night delivery places and they recognize you by voice when you call from the unit.
    EMR*LPN, nrsang97, Mikey31079, and 8 others like this.
  9. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    You take on 2 times as many patients as day shifters and yet they still think it's cool to schedule all wound dressings and vaccines on 7p-7a shift.. everyone wants woke up for that!
    AntMarchingRN, nrsang97, sharpeimom, and 11 others like this.
  10. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    People look at you funny when you tell them you got up at 5..... pm.
    Soon2BNurse3, nrsang97, anotherone, and 12 others like this.
  11. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    You know that a full moon REALLY DOES bring out the crazies!
    TrueAtHart, EMR*LPN, Soon2BNurse3, and 21 others like this.
  12. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
    You reel at the thought of working with... *gulp* management breathing down your neck
    teeniebert, Soon2BNurse3, nrsang97, and 21 others like this.
  13. Visit  SpecialK38 profile page
    You get up at 3pm after working the night and say "good-morning" to all your neighbors as you walk your dog.....
    my3suns, nrsang97, sharpeimom, and 3 others like this.

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