Sunday, December 2, 2007

7 More Things

Seven Reasons Why Working Weekend-Night Shift Does Not Suck

  1. No rush hour. There is hardly any traffic on the freeways or service streets. This means I can take another ten minutes to get ready, laze around and goof off.
  2. Parking is a breeze since the closest parking lot is usually not occupied by the weekday-ers.
  3. No waiting. You are almost certain to catch the elevator immediately. Also, the awesome, weekender elevator crew are more likely to offer you a ride when you need it.
  4. No fuss. No muss. Ancillary staff are at a minimum. Procedures, scans and treatments (unless STAT or ASAP) are usually held until Monday morning. Doctors round later. This means blood draws, weights, vital signs and other unpleasantries that wake my patients can wait until later so I can blog chart longer.
  5. Ativan, Benadryl, Restoril, Xanax are the patients' drugs of choice at this hour.
  6. I get to work with the bestest, craziest and funnest people during these shifts.
  7. Aside from being named the newest possible carcinogen, while working the weekend-night shift you have access to the best holiday store hours with the least number of shoppers during the week and a legitimate excuse to sleep all day. Hallelujah!

I am a participant in Holidailies 2007.


may-b said...

I love working nights. I really do. The quiet you can have when no one else in the world is awake. It makes it all worth while. Not such a big fan of that whole dying early of terrible diseases, but what can you do?

Mandy Lou said...

See - there's always a silver lining, well except for the whole cancer thing!

Lori said...

See the holidays really do bring out the best. Who'd of thought you'd be so excited to be working night shift AND the weekend AND be happy about it.

Although as much as I like to complain about night shift, I have to agree it does have certain benefits that I cannot deny. My personal favorite is that I don't have to set my alarm clock. I absolutely hate getting up early in the morning!

Anthony said...

I worked 4 to 12 for over a year and it had its plusses and minuses.

Plus: No traffic
Minus: The lights were timed for daytime, so if I caught a red I was there forever.

The gym was less crowded, I got to do my errands during the day without having to take time off - but...
everybody I knew was working so I was kind of on my own.

That was a plus sometimes!

PS: Send me an e-mail and tell me how you do that strikethrough thing.

Scoobers said...

May & Mandy- yeah. i know, but someone has to work the night shift right? it might as well be someone who is NOT AT ALL a morning-person. Lori, I'm right there with you!
Anthony- hoped it helped!