Night Employees

In the process of meditating about our perennially awake world for my Social Security blog Psych, I started thinking about our present work world and how its operations have changed the lives of millions of workers. I can manage a team of 24 / 7 emergency (mental health). We handle calls from the evening until 7 am, most weekends and holidays. During the course of the night, talking about hundreds of people from all walks of life. Until a few years (except for intermittent production requirements during the war), people who worked throughout the night were limited to emergency services (police, fire, hospitals), the telephone company, some plants booming , and the military. We now expect to sort the items, day or night by telephone. ce. We demand support services for all our transactions will be available 24 / 7. How to deal with night workers? For some, work night is a blessing, the release of the hours of day care or school.

For those with limited skills and potential reduction in income, moonlighting at night is an opportunity to earn a decent income. But workers at night, also pay a price: they never get very much sleep as their compatriots during the day. There's always more to do during the work day and receive constant interruptions of a world that operates on a schedule opposite. After a period of time, adapt or quit. Studies have shown that night workers suffer more injuries, make more mistakes, and experience more medical problems than the first shift employees. These figures suggest that more effective role in the historical tradition from sunrise to sunset.

We are not by nature nocturnal creatures. The schedule more difficult to absorb, however, is that it is subject to frequent change. In some companies, the changes of monthly variation. I worked with a manufacturing company years ago (many of its employees were injured and in need of my services), which held the old weekly offers on all front-line positions. This meant that relatively new employees can work days a week, swing next week, and the cemetery of the next. When I pointed out a possible connection between these horrible working hours and the accident rate of the company, told me that the Union refused to allow any change in the system. Now, unions are supposed to represent the needs of workers, right? How can you justify the stress they were causing to their own members? Finally figured out (sometimes I'm a little slow!) That its members with an age like the system because it could easily change their working hours for a week if something happened or who wanted to avoid working for a boss in particular. Those who were lucky enough to get a unique advantage early in the novices. As the first members of pyramid schemes or Multi-Level Marketing Organization, which were in the train of the sauce. And minority newcomers – the recently unemployed, women, disabled – you were the remains of fighting while plunged in their persistent vulnerability of dismissal. Virginia Bola operated a rehabilitation company for 20 years, the development of innovative job search for disabled workers, while serving as a professional expert in Administrative Law, Civil and Workers' Compensation Courts. Author of an interactive and supportive workbook, The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a monthly ezine, border workers, who can be reached at or