Indeed they are. You can even go to a party after that and get totally wasted, then sleep off your drunkenness with plenty of time to spare to go to work. I know people who do that.
After having it made official, I realise how one has to take opportunities. Before my interview and my being hired as translator, I was assured, almost promissed, that I'd get that shift, but then the interviewers (among them my current boss) took the oportunity of the time to change their minds. After that, all I got was a minor concession, which was to work only Fridays that shift and when I asked for daily nightshift, I was denied, although I got more concessions albeit temporary ones.
However, about three weeks ago, a discussion in the entire team came up because others wanted to come in earlier and a condition was set up, that one of these agents had to stay longer on at least one day. That's where my opportunity arose and I asked once more for me getting a full nightshift job. Only this time, I'd just have to wait until today to get confirmation of me going back to the nightshift in my current position and additionally as Level 2 agent.
The lesson I learned: sometimes you have to wait for the right time and once that time gives you the perfect opportunity, take it!
[Edited 2006-11-15 04:12:24]