mardi, juin 30, 2009
dimanche, juin 28, 2009
lundi, juin 22, 2009
vendredi, juin 19, 2009
mardi, juin 16, 2009
I work sift work. I work from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM and from 5:30 PM to 5:30 AM. This kind of shift work tends to mess with a persons normal internal clock. I know that very well. My sleep patterns are not normal even when I’m on my days off.
I find it more difficult to switch from nights to days. Staying up all night must shift our normal evening fatigue pattern back, so even when I’m off from work I tend to stay up later. This is true even when I get up at a normal hour. It usually takes several days like this to get back to being able to sleep at a normal hour.
Of course, just as you get back to normal, you have to throw everything out of whack again, because it is time to go back on the night shift.
That all being true, I actually like shift work because you are often of on weekdays when most people are working. This can be very helpful. You can hunt and fish while most people are at work. You can get things done during the week that other folks would have to take time off from work to do, etc…
Shift work has a good set of negatives as well, but if I start writing about those items (at 3:50 AM) it might get me down so I will not mention those things now.
Oh, I saw that there is a beautiful half moon out tonight on my 3:00 AM stroll this morning.
dimanche, juin 14, 2009
I went back on shift last week, working graveyards. I worked 85 hours last week, all nights. Nights are good because the bosses, mechanical and engineers are (for the most part) not at the refinery. Because of this, things are quieter on nights and weekends also. If all is running ok you can have a little down time.
I did manage to finish reading Michael Behe's book The Edge of Evolution. I found it interesting and useful. I also completed the first volume of Phantastes by George McDonald. The book is mentioned by C.S. Lewis’ main character in his book The Great Divorce.