Tales From The Graveyard Shift [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on October 24th, 2013

According to a recent study, one in five employees in the U.S. works during the evening, at night, or on rotating shifts. As scary as working the “graveyard shift” might seem to you, there are a number of reported advantages to working through the night. Night shift workers spend about 4.4 hours per day with their children, which is about 30 minutes per day more than day workers. More time during the day also means it can be easier to run errands, take care of personal matters, and spend more time in the sun. Working the night shift isn’t for everyone though. One study reports that 29% of male night shift workers are dissatisfied with their job situation, compared to 19% of males who work during the day. In addition, some studies have found that there are certain health risks associated with working at night for a prolonged period of time. In the following infographic, we’ll outline more advantages and disadvantages of working the graveyard shift, what industries you can find night shift work in, and additional research that relates to night shift work in the U.S.


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  • question

    Can you explain the “blue collar vs. white collar” section?

    • http://wheniwork.com/ Chad Halvorson

      Hi. Sure. The blue collar industry is referring to the protective, food service and conveinience store type jobs. White collar is referring to office type jobs like sales, admin support, tech support, etc.

  • Bob Vance

    I liked this until it was clear that you do not know the difference between a billion and a thousand.

    • http://wheniwork.com/ Chad Halvorson

      Hi Bob. I will double check, but I think the billion measurement is referring to the number of hours/shifts that are being worked during the year. There are lots. I’ll double check.

  • Ben

    Very good. I work on-call night shift in IT. While I work from 5pm-4am I also have the added benefit of only going to the job site when called and having a 4-day work week. Don’t forget to negotiate things like schedule benefits such as mine when applying for night shift jobs!

    • http://wheniwork.com/ Chad Halvorson

      Hi Ben. Thanks for sharing. Good point on the negotiating things when working nights.

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