Night Shift

For those of you who have ever worked the graveyard shift, you’ll certainly understand the results of this new study. The article says that:

A new study from Lexington [Mass.] consultancy Circadian Technologies, which advises the nation’s largest companies on how to manage their extended-hours operations, estimates that maintaining the practice may be costing companies a steep $206 billion annually — $8,600 per worker.

It goes on to point out the numerous problems that graveyard workers encounter–such as higher divorce rates, higher accident rates, and more instances of disease and disorder. Excluding all-night study sessions (which surely count for something), I have worked the night shift only briefly. I do remember vividly, however, sitting down to eat lunch at 4:00 a.m. and thinking to myself that something was wrong..