The 9 Stages Of 9 Hour Shift Work

The 9 Stages Of 9 Hour Shift Work

Thoughts you have every hour on the hour.

Shift work, seven to twelve, nine to five, five to ten. Whether you’re stuck in a cubicle or stuck scrubbing toilets, eight hours do not pass by quick. Four, six, eight, hours on hours on hours. Clock in, clock out. Each shift is an adventure in and of itself.

Hour one: 480 minutes left, I don’t think I can breathe.

After you clock in there's no going back. You're locked in until the end.

Hour two: Where does this hour even go?

You get over the initial hump of hating life during the first hour and suddenly you find yourself working hard until...

Hour three: I’m hungry.

Am I the only one who needs to be fed every 120 minutes?

Hour four: SO much work.

So much time has come, so much time to go.

Lunch break:

Nuff' said.

Hour five: Werk werk werk werk werk werk.

There's a sudden burst of energy somewhere in the middle of the shift. At this moment, you suddenly forget to look at the clock. You suddenly forget how slowly time passes, instead, you actually find yourself working. What a concept.

Hour six: How much money do I make per second?

I clocked in 3 minutes early and I clocked out 2 minutes late, how much do I get paid for the extra five minutes?

Hour seven: I actually have a lot to do

There's a moment when you realize how much work you need to finish.

Hour eight: 3600 seconds.

Last… hour… I… Can… Do… It…

And alas, the end comes.

When it's finally time to clock out, don't be too sad. All good things must come to an end.

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11 Things 20-Year-Olds Who Look 12 Are Tired Of Hearing

No, I don't need a kids' menu, thank you very much.

I used to just laugh it off when someone thought I was 12 years old back when I was in high school, but now that I am three years deep into college getting ready to graduate, I don’t laugh anymore. If you are in the same situation as me looking like a child trying to get into a bar/club and the bouncer is questioning if your ID is fake, please read on — you may relate very much. Here are 11 things 20+ year-olds who look 12 are tired of hearing:

1. I didn’t know they let 12-year-olds work here.

Nope. They don’t.

2. What school do you go to?

Me: Florida State.

Person: University?!

3. *Tries to get a sample at Target* Is your parent nearby?

Let me FaceTime my mom really quick and ask her permission for this protein bar sample.

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4. *Server at a restaurant* Here you go, sweetie. What can I get you, darling? Hi, honey, how are you?

You are no more than three years older than me, there is no need for "sweetie."

5. It’s your birthday? Happy Birthday! How old now, fourteen/fifteen?

6. You look so much older when you wear makeup.

Is that supposed to be a compliment?

7. Wow, you're how old? You look like you are twelve.

Have you seen a twelve-year-old lately?

8. You probably just look young because you're short.

9. *Tries to flirt with a guy* You're a little too young for me I think.

I'm your age. Maybe even older.

10. Are you old enough to see this movie? Can I see your ID please?

11. You're going to be so thankful when you are in your 50's.

So I've been told. Hopefully, it's worth it.

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20 Ways To Destress This Semester

Do not let the stress get you down.


Feeling the stress of the school year already? Here are a few ways you can destress.

1. Breathe

2. Chew gum

3. Clean

4. Craft

5. Dance

6. Doodle

7. Exercise

8. Hug a tree

9. Listen to music

10. Nap

11. Netflix

12. Pets

13. Read

14. Say no

15. Smile

16. Socialize

17. Spend time outside

18. Stretch

19. Treat yourself

20. Write

Whatever you can do to momentarily take your mind off of everything else.

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