sleepless in manila
no this isn't a rip off of the classic love story 'sleeples in seattle'. if you are expecting that, stop reading right now.
still there? good,so apparently, more and more filipinos are working the graveyard shift. the jobs range from being a security guard, to beign part of the police force, and military, to being part of the medical field as a doctor or nurse. of course, there are the countless and countless of call center agents in this statistic. this is of course expected with the continued growth of the bpo industry and the availability of work at home jobs and projects. with europe and america as main sources of clients, it is not surprising to see the number of graveyard workers double or triple the number. i remember that one of the reasons why i didn't want to work at a call center was because of the ungodly hours of work. eventually, i was able to adjust but i miss sleeping at regular hours terribly!!! to stay up at night, i would often consume energy drinks but eventually i got used to staying up at night and be productive (or at least pretend to be awake and pretend to be productive! lol!) to sleep at day was also a challenge, i had to resort to drinking hot milk (old wive's tale) or counting sheep (which was a bore) or drinking vodka (which is my favorite) to get some much needed zzzzzzzzzz's.
of course, the premium pay is the main advantage of working the graveyard shift but i personally think that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. you put yourself at risk, you put your health at risk, and basically, you don't get enough time for yourself and for your family. so my fellow PPers who work he night shift, my questions are:
*how long did it take for you guys and girls to get comfortable working the graveyard shift?
*what did you do to stay up at awake during those nights?
*what did you do to get your sleep during the day?
*honestly, do you think working the graveyard is worth all the hassle considering the financial rewards it offers?
feel free to chime in friends.
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/owl-bird-animal-tree-branch-night-163574/ by Kaz