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When Do You Work Best?  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

I've always been a night owl; generally, if I have work to do I will start it around 10pm and carry on until 5 or 6am - I find it's so much quieter to work then and I'm more focused. I'm also pretty lucky in this case, because I only need a couple of hours sleep per night, a little hangover of my incredibly hyperactive youth.

I'm sure there must be others here who prefer to burn the midnight oil?


Dan Smile


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

To me, there is no such thing as a time or environment favorable to work. Work sucks 24/7/365, and every fiber in my body screams "noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!" when I have no choice but to get on with it. Works sucks in the morning, in the afternoon and at night; it sucks before, after and in between meals; it sucks from freezing cold to boiling hot and from spring to winter; it sucks from your first day at school to the day you retire. Work has been pissing me off, harassing and molesting me every single day since time immemorial. To me, work is the ultimate four-letter word, and even mentioning it irks me no end. In other words, work can my .  yuck   grumpy 

Does that answer your question?  duck 








Seriously, it's marginally easier late at night. My brain usually starts working around 10pm.  Smile


User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

I'm a early morning person, so i work best between 5AM and 1PM

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 1):
Does that answer your question?

Not really, I'm a bit confused as to whether you like work or not?  Wink Big grin

I know how you feel, but sometimes you just have to get your head down and get on with it, even when you really don't want to... or you can distract yourself with airliners.net... a bit like I'm doing now!


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

I love my job.....best time for me even though i am a morning person is overnights.....i love night shifts.

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Most jobs, I've preferred the typical 8-5, Monday through Friday type shifts. When I was working as a Corrections Officer, I preferred weekends and holidays.

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 1):
To me, there is no such thing as a time or environment favorable to work. Work sucks 24/7/365, and every fiber in my body screams "noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!" when I have no choice but to get on with it.

I think you need to find a new career! Work is the largest proportion of your life, find something you enjoy doing!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 6):
find something you enjoy doing!

If it's enjoyable, it ain't work.

I'm just constitutionally incapable of enjoying something i HAVE to do. Even though I may love to do the exact same thing in my spare time. I know, I'm weird.

And it's true I'm completely fed up with my line of work, I'm considering a major career change right now.  Smile


User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 7):
If it's enjoyable, it ain't work.

Not true, I make a living from selling thousands of sticks of RAM on the internet. Boring, it may seem, but its exciting to watch the sales come in over the day, package them up and wave them goodbye in the mailvan! Satisfying, and I don't even need to leave the house Big grin

Morgan


User currently offlineViaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2122 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Thread starter):
I'm sure there must be others here who prefer to burn the midnight oil?

Absolutely. With plenty of coffee within easy reach and the Howard Stern reruns on Sirius in the background!



Entre le fort et le faible c’est la liberté qui opprime et la loi qui affranchit.
User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

It depends what I'm doing, but generally I am a later evening/night person, although obviously school means I can't burn the midnight candle and have to work to the set times which is annoying but oh well.
In reality, I can't concentrate properly (especially in meaty subjects like maths and French or long double lessons) untill after lunch time, then my mind just seems to wake up..not a morning person unless I'm doing something really good or worthwhile, then I can get up early and/or go with little sleep.

I mean, if there's a flight to catch for example, I'll try and get the first flight (which can be say 6am sometimes) to get a full day wherever I'm going and/ or to get a hot breakfast instead of a drink and biscuits, even when it means waking up at say 3am after 2hrs sleep to get to the airport.

Generally, when I do work outside of school (during the weekends, holidays etc), I must admit that I'm a late worker. I'll sleep in untill 11am or so and then work somewhere between 2pm-8pm for doing things like homework, coursework and anything else like that, then I'll break for dinner and then continue if necessary from about 9pm all the way untill I'm too tired, which can be 2 or 3am in some points, then sleep in untill 11am or Midday etc etc

So in general, more of an evening person than a late nighter for work, but when I'm just relaxing, chatting on msn or just surfing the web during the holidays, it's much more of a late night/ early morning thing. My record was 9pm one day to 5am the next day, on the computer talking on msn while my insomnia record was 3 whole days without sleep !!

Ah the joys of being a teenager...
Wrighbrothers



Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2293 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Im an ATC'er by trade (one of the top 10 busiest airports in the world, Woot!)

I find personally I work best in the 7-8AM range when we're super busy. When im working 2 arrival parallel runways (Tower for this one...I do Tower/Ground/Clearance) with both finals solid 3-5 miles seperation to 30 miles, taxing the north runway clear to cross my runway...man I am having a ball. Im on my toes, moving around, and moving some airplanes about. Now when I am working one runway by myself, with only a couple planes, I get bored very easily. (Im hyper I guess).

My favorite time to work is a mid-day departure push on ground. I like moving planes for some reason on the ground more than in the air.

ATCT



"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I work best alone, and in the morning. Almost everytime I have worked with someone else (or a group), it was always a waste of time. Nobody wants to do the work, and you know who gets stuck with it? People like me. I cringe when I have to work in a group (and yet, everybody else is relieved they can, gee, I wonder why  sarcastic  ). If there is an option to go solo, I'll take it.

Quoting ATCT (Reply 11):

Ya know when I work best........when ATC is not telling me how to fly!  wink 

Disclaimer, I am pulling your leg, ATC can be very helpful for us pilots, as well as being our scapegoats, somebody to harass, among many other, very, very, useful utilisation's  smile 

User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1055 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Thread starter):
I've always been a night owl; generally

Me too...most of the times. I like the darkness and silence. Big grin But, this quarter I have 8AM class Monday through Friday so it's kinda hard to stay up and concentrate on my works. Now, I need naps in the afternoon to compensate  Sad




Peace,
Wes



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

When I haven't been made redundant, mostly.

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Before 7 am. That's before people call me, fax me, and e-mail me.


I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

When Im challenged I work best.  Smile
Timings does not matter.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Quoting Viaggiare (Reply 9):
Absolutely. With plenty of coffee within easy reach and the Howard Stern reruns on Sirius in the background!

Ah yes, ample tea and preferably coffee is always a help I find when boring work really makes you lag.

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 10):
I mean, if there's a flight to catch for example, I'll try and get the first flight (which can be say 6am sometimes) to get a full day wherever I'm going and/ or to get a hot breakfast instead of a drink and biscuits, even when it means waking up at say 3am after 2hrs sleep to get to the airport.

In those situations I almost never go to sleep the previous night, to be honest I just don't trust myself to get up in time, plus I rely on public transport to get to the airport, so I usually have to overnight in the terminal anyway. I never had a problem with late nights at school though myself, I'd usually got to sleep at 5am and then get up at 7:30am, making up a bit at the weekends. Even now, if I have a lot of work at university I'll switch to only sleeping alternate nights, 8 hours in 48, not 24 - it really doesn't bother me, as I said in the thread starter, it's a positive hangover from being a very hyperactive child who virtually never slept a wink!

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 13):
Me too...most of the times. I like the darkness and silence.

I particularly like going for a walk up onto the local moors at night when at home - the absence of street lights means that you can see the heavens lit up in all their glory when the skies are clear. I can often just lay there all night staring up at them... great for thinking over difficult and important situations too.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
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