Advantages of People Working on Night Shift
There are so many negative things you hear first when people talk about the experience, but that’s not all that there is to it. Working the night shift may seem unorthodox and it might be an idea you haven’t entertained yet but hear us out—working during the night has a lot of advantages .
Here are some pros of working during the night that you may not realize:
1. Easier commute. Less traffic, less stress.
We’re kicking off this list with it because we all know that traffic is everyone’s number one enemy. Work during the night and you get to avoid the rush hours when it feels like everyone is going toward the same direction as you. Traffic is easier when you’re going against everyone else’s direction. You don’t have to wake up a lot earlier than necessary because you got the traffic problem out of your hands.
2. Better pay, less expenses.
People working on night shift usually get paid better because of the night shift differential, a government-mandated benefit. That’s an additional 10% you can spend on food, travel, savings, or business.
Saving money is also easier. Imagine never having to rely on expensive ride-hailing apps just to avoid getting late because of the traffic. A lot of expensive restaurants are closed by the time you get to work so there’s less temptation to spend money.
3. Time to pursue other hobbies and passions.
As they say, work isn’t your entire life. Working during the night gives you a rare opportunity of having your daytime free to pursue other hobbies and passions that’s completely separate from work. Do you want to go back to school or maybe take a new skill class, like cooking or something more physical like, boxing? Working during the night might be the opportunity you’re waiting for to give yourself time to learn and enjoy new things.
4. Run errands and do #adulting activities without the hassle.
Doctor’s appointments, banking hours, government-related errands—you can all do them without having to worry about taking a leave. The great thing about working on night shift is you can do all of these and then some more after work.
5. Hitting the snooze button and getting to sleep in.
Everyone can agree that it’s harder to push yourself to wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, nighttime employees don’t have this dilemma. Daytime workers usually have to worry about traffic so they are up so much earlier than necessary. Working during the night gives you an opportunity to hit that snooze button and get a few more minutes of comfortable sleep.
Working in the night shift may seem like a drastic adjustment from your usual daytime schedule but there are advantages you can only get from hustling while everyone else is sleeping.
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