Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Swing shift this week

The bindery/pressroom I've worked at lately brought me in for second shift this week, as close to swing shift as this place gets. 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Good thing this work happened in a week where it makes sense for me to work late; first shift (7:00 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the place has been slow lately, so I haven't worked as much. Last week I would have been lucky to work two days, and I only worked one because my body decided to be a butt. But I'll work this week, and I hope I'll work next week, but that's a "we'll see" thing.

Some of the benefits: this has been a good week for me to sleep in and ease into mornings, which I can on this schedule. Also, generally second shift is a quieter, slower-paced shift. Last night my work was paced so that I could do it and still read snatches from a novel (Sue Grafton's 'N' is for Noose) a page or so at a time. Result: in eight hours at the bindery, I read 200 pages. I like that pace.

I'll be back to that shift tonight, making sure stuff gets properly stacked (a serious issue when dealing with lots and lots of paper). And no, I'm not transitioning to third shift (11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.). I've never worked graveyard, even back around college age when I may have been able to handle that!
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