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    I’m just preparing for my first night shift in a while as I have a full time day job that has kept me very busy I have not had the time to pick up extra shifts at the hospital.

    Just wanted to know if anyone here works nights (anywhere) or 2 jobs and if/how they manage to juggle it all? Just curious.

    Im also starting postgraduate study next month so I’m going to have my hands very full!

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    Hi I work nights! In a children’s home. I love my job but I use to love it more when my husband was still with us and not left. I find it hard when I’m post shift and do school runs and pickups and playdates after sleeping 2 hours. I’m wondering if this is for me now that I am single…

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    Nights are tiresome on the body but even more so when you have to tend to children and other duties.
    I generally get my sleep in whilst my child sleeps during the day to prepare for the night shift but generally it’s not enough! However I do manage to make it through.

    Night shifts were preferable to me as I could see my child during the day, however saying that I now have a full time 9-5 job and I LOVE not being a zombie 🧟‍♀️ after work, spending evenings with my child (not worrying about getting enough sleep to prep for a night shift) and sleeping in my own bed! Lol

    So with saying all of that I think in your situation maybe it’s time to rethink what works better for yourself with the change in your life. Maybe try seeking a job that you can work during the day while your children are at school or even with your current job ask if they can do a flexi time contract to accommodate your new changes.

    I used to think it was near enough impossible to get a job for me that was to fit my childcare needs but after a LONG time searching I found one but employers should be accommodating where they can reasonably.

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