Shift workers …….. How many of us even think about these people ? These people who every day or night toil away while we do whatever it is we do in the 24 hour time period . Some work nights some work days some work odd parts of the day , there are just so many shift patterns it can be confusing .With the continual shift changing can come great confusion if your shifts change all the time , has you and your family not knowing what day it is , as with all the changing you start 1 day and finish another day . The shift worker also has to cope with irregular meal patterns as well as everything else what may be breakfast to us might be dinner to them or the other way round must confuse the body as well , also the odd sleeping patterns . To be a shift worker all the time sure turns your world upside down what the body has got used to now keeps changing , nothing is the same , must be a great adjustment for the whole body clock. Try sleeping in the daytime when most others are awake and do not even know or care if there are night workers living close by , who need to sleep daytime .
What would happen do you think if there was no shift working ? If everything was done only from 9 till 5 ? Think about that for a while no services at all , no planes, trains, power, phones, you get the idea would be 1 huge mess . What about nurses , doctors, dentists , bone crackers, child minders again you get my drift only get to see them from 9 till 5 , if you think waiting lists are too long now how would it be without shift workers ? Try going anywhere in just the 9 to 5 time period it would be almost impossible to get anywhere as everything would be packed to the rafters , and anyone who was in anyway at all disabled would have no hope at all . Even taxis and hire cars would be rushed off their wheels and heaven help anyone who needed an ambulance or a fire truck or police or any emergency vehicle , out side of 9 to 5 just not possible , within that time 2 hopes of them getting to you in time . It would also be a criminals world as all they would have to do is wait till after 5 and the police have gone home , it would be open house then for all of them .
Even with the way things are run today with everything available all the time and no problem going to and from , or getting services or things 24/7 we often find ourselves fretting about late mail , late transport , late services , how much worse would it be if it was only 9 to 5 ? Too many people get mad at this and that because it has not happened the moment they think it should , what would they be like then if anything and everything they ever wanted or wanted to do was only to be had or done from 9 to 5 ? There would be so many popping their clogs so to speak with sheer anger and frustration as life these days just can not operate from 9 till 5 as it is now in this fast paced world we live in everything would just crawl to a total stop and the world would go backwards and go broke. How would you cope if any and all deliveries whether food or fuel or mail etc. could only be delivered 9 to 5 ? How would they get it all delivered ? There would be no room on the roads or train tracks or airports or sea ports for all the vehicles trying to deliver their stock. What percentage of it would be ruined by the time it finally got to where it was going ? Rather a lot of it I suspect as a big lot of it is food and that is perishable mostly unless it is canned or dried anything else is done for .
So next time you go out no matter where it is you go , take a few minutes to think about how much your shift workers do for you , and try to be a little more considerate to them as they keep things ticking over just the way we like it , and we must like it as we go to great pains to keep it going just that way . Thanks to these people who do this our mail and food and services and just about everything else comes and goes just the way we like it and mostly we are all happy with it . We are all happy to see it go on like this and only really even notice it unless it all comes to a stop , if for some reason it screeches to a halt , so it is high time we thought a bit more about the shift worker , yes they get paid a tad more but trust me they are well worth it to keep things running smoothly .
What did the worker at the rubber band factory say when he lost his job? “OH SNAP”