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Icon 1 posted January 27, 2002 18:47            Edit/Delete Post 
I have you guys beat. The school I teach at runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The students and instructors have classes at 1 AM. My schedule was crazy for the longest time--1-9 AM shifts one day, 5 PM-1 AM the next.

Luckily, my department cut out the 5 AM classes and weekends, so now I'm just working 9 PM-5 AM shifts during the week. Still, my sleep patterns are shot.


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Yeah, early classes suck. Unless they are fun though. I'm at school every day from 8AM until 5PM. Its great! But I like it a lot.
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Icon 1 posted January 27, 2002 20:39      Profile for Bregalad     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
I have you guys beat. The school I teach at runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The students and instructors have classes at 1 AM.

What kind of school runs round the clock? I sure hope they have a good salary and benefits package for that kind of shift work.

My high school started at 8:00AM and university at 8:30AM. Being on the west coast we have tech support people starting work at 5:00AM, but I'm on the development side of the fence. Much more likely to find us there at 8:00PM than 8:00AM.


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I'd much rather go to school from 10 to 5:30, or from mid afternoon till midnight than from 7 to 2:30. People with acutal social lives might have a problem with this, but it'd be great for me! *sighs* only 10 hours till I have to go to school...

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quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
I have you guys beat. The school I teach at runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The students and instructors have classes at 1 AM. My schedule was crazy for the longest time--1-9 AM shifts one day, 5 PM-1 AM the next.

Luckily, my department cut out the 5 AM classes and weekends, so now I'm just working 9 PM-5 AM shifts during the week. Still, my sleep patterns are shot.


!?!?!?!?

Where do you teach?


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I work 9 to 7:30 4 days a week - So I usually average 7 hours a sleep on work nights, the other 3 nights a week, I'm lucky if I get 4 hours, I sleep late, but always have to get up early for one class or another. I'm not a morning person at all, if it were up to me, business wouldn't start before 10.
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quote:
Originally posted by PRAM:
I'm not a morning person at all, if it were up to me, business wouldn't start before 10.

I second that!

I spent 2 years in highschool averaging about 5h or less per night (2 part time jobs and a lot of traveling were to blame). Then right at the end I crashed ... and burned... which was not the least bit good because then I started university. It took me a long while to recover and nowadays I can't take more than two or three nights a month with <9h.

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Ugh... painful memories... speaking of, what was with scheduling SATs so damned early? They've done studies that prove that people, especially teenagers, don't think as well so early in the morning. What would posses someone to schedule such a test so early in the day, on a *weekend* even?

One of my favorite things about high school was that they were "preparing us for the work force" I hate to tell them this, but if an employer expects me to wake up at 6am, switch thinking processes 6 times a day, and then take my work home with me, they are no longer my employer. The only job high school prepares you for is a job in the school system. Perhaps we'd have a higher teacher count if they didn't have to get up so early?

By the way rw, you count as an excellent teacher in my book for recognizing that not all students are the same, as well as leaving alone those of us who get by without doing the busy work. Now if only my college instructors would catch on to this method... it's like high school all over again, only without all the teenage idiots, and later in the day... ok, so it's better than high school, but still, everyone told me to wait for college, well I did. And now I'm stuck making up excuses to switch instructors because I have to play the damned game some more.

Ok, that was a rant laden post.

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Icon 1 posted February 05, 2002 07:44      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
if an employer expects me to wake up at 6am,

I'm usually up at 5:30, but sometimes I'll hit the snooze button an extra time, so it's 5:40....

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switch thinking processes 6 times a day,

Only 6? You're kidding, right?

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and then take my work home with me,

I'm on call periodically; we have a rotating duty schedule.

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they are no longer my employer.

I strongly urge you not to consider a career in systems administration or tech support, then.


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Icon 1 posted February 05, 2002 16:05      Profile for LifetimeTrekker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by +Andrew:
You have a class that starts [b]before 7AM?! I dare say that goes beyond mere unpleasantry and falls into the realm of "things contrary to the 8th amendment". Who comes up with these ideas, anyway? Do they really expect anyone to be able to think at that hour? I know can barely handle Lit class at 8:20 in the morning.. at 7:00 I'm barely even conscious.[/B]


Okay, show hands: Who had to look up the 8th Amendment? Who knew what it was?


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Ahh, but highschool is not a punishment, it only feels like it. Therein lies the rub.

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Icon 1 posted February 06, 2002 05:59      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by LifetimeTrekker:
Okay, show hands: Who had to look up the 8th Amendment? Who knew what it was?

<Raises hand>
No idea, the only one I am really sure about is the fifth, use that one the most.

The again I am not a USian, so I have no idea what is in that there constitution of yours.


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Let's see.... my senior year in high school I had to split my days between high school classes, college classes, varsity track practice (after classes), swimteam practice (after track), taekwondo practice (after swimteam), community service hours/tutoring, theatre rehearsals, and a short 20 minute dinner with my family... sooo... taking that into account... I averaged 3-4 hours of sleep on a regular (non-homework-heavy) night... thinking about how i had to do all that to be somewhat competitive for college... and taking all that madness into consideration (and the fact i had no life in high school... *sigh*).. i'm afraid to even imagine what someone has to do these days in order to be competitive when applying for a top-notch university.... O.o;


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my classes start at 9:00 and 9:30 this semester so i've been getting about six or seven hours a night during the week and nine or ten on weekends.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bregalad:
What kind of school runs round the clock? I sure hope they have a good salary and benefits package for that kind of shift work.


It's an entertainment-centered tech school. Their gimmick is that you have classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can get an Associate's degree in half the time. Which was cool in the old days, but now the school's gotten so packed, and the instructors spread so thin, that it's developed a bad reputation among many employers.

Salary and benefits are okay. I mean, it's the best job for a recent college grad like me. You lecture for an hour, give the students a project, and spend the next three hours time dicking around on the Internet. If someone has a question, you help them. That's it.


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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2002 22:26      Profile for Insomnia   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff22:
I just started second semester at my high school, and in order to have my schedule work out correctly, I have to take an english class that starts at 6:55 am

Quit yo' bitchin'...i've had to do that all year...
quit being a wimp, Party M.

Be cool like Party G...
Be less like Party N...
Don't get so small that i confuse you with a chicken and eat you...

Bye,
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2002 22:28      Profile for SpacemanSpiff22   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
yeah, well i had pre-first biology my freshman year. I mean, right after eating, i'd go dissect a pig brain. It was hideous. So =P.

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I've got that too. I've got a technology class at 6:55. Oohh... metal welding before 7:00. much fun.

It sucks though because i'm tired all the time now. can't think straight- but it's ok because my tired self is still smarter than most people at my school. Ahhh... I love my chemistry class. Every 5 minutes someone inturrupts to ask how to do algebra again, or what an element is. I have to slap myself every once in a while to keep from falling asleep.

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