Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Joys of Working From Home

Well I am not real excited about this next week. I have over 40 scheduled hours. It is not the work that has me less than excited it is the lack of sleep. Most of my hours are daytime hours this week and but I do still have my 12.5 hour overnight shift.

I have what should be a really good book to read, Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4) since the first three books are on my favorites list. I have been doing well the last few weeks staying awake but I have a ten hour day shift the day before this time. I am usually too busy to read during my day shifts so I am not so worried about staying awake for those shifts at all. I don't imagine it will be slow right after the holidays with all the people with bills that are coming due or past due because they wanted to buy their kids something for Christmas. I may even have more callers on the night shift. While I love reading nothing keeps me awake better than actually having work to do.

The great thing about this job I can sleep until about an hour before I have to start work. I would not have taken all these shifts if I had to get up and get ready for work. I only need to brush my teeth, wash up a little, eat and start a pot of coffee before I log onto my work station. I can wear pajamas or just something super comfy and I don't have to put on any make up. It takes away the half hour or more of travel each day and it takes away the extra hour I would need to get ready.

The only thing I don't like about this job is the work schedule. I love the night shift as much as I like the day shift but I don't love doing both . I am hoping I will get used to it because I like the stability of having one night shift a week every week. The rest of my hours are on an as needed basis so there is no stability there. If nothing else I will just have to limit my day shift hours to a certain time of day or something. Like nothing before nine or ten in the morning or something like that. I will see how things work out this week and evaluate from there. I know I can do both but I am really crabby right now so I am going to have to figure out some sort of balance.


  1. I see your point... one schedule is hard enough.

  2. I love working from home apart from one thing. I get a list of housework to do during the day while I'm supposed to be working :-(