Third Shift Workers' Day 2024 is on Tuesday, May 14, 2024: How do you adjust your sleep schedule to 3rd shift?
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 is Third Shift Workers' Day 2024. Working nights & sleepy? Could it be excessive sleepiness due to shift work disorder (SWD)?
Many people function in the day, which is lucky for them. Third Change Workers' Day celebrates those that lead more nocturnal lives.
Do you ever save a thought for the nurses, fire-fighters, grocery store shelf-fillers, and all the other brave people that work the third shift while you sleep peacefully in your soft, cozy bed? They're individuals that truly keep the globe turning, yet they could also be unseen as far as the majority of us are concerned. Inhabiting the strange, monochromatic world of desires, they keep us safe from injury, see to it our packages are delivered on time, and ensure that our morning croissant is recently cooked.
Now come on and take in a salute to the health of 3rd change laborers almost everywhere. Let's face it, just what with the devastations inflicted on their invulnerable devices from having their body clock messed around a lot, they'll be grateful for it!
Go to the store and buy a bottle of "Melatonin"..it is a natural sleep aid that really works.
Take a few according to directions around 1pm so it will give you 8 hours or more if you need it of sleep and you will have an hour or two to get your head together before going to work.
Going to sleep on your first day like that will help you fall asleep the following day around tenish so you can get up when others are still up and about and you can have some kind of normal life.
Draw the shades make your room as dark as possible. Its going to be tough at first adapting to a third shift, we are day creatures after all and our natural instinct is to wind down and sleep at night.
works right on 12hour shifts any help please?
Employees Rest breaks
Most workers have the right to take breaks, but whether or not you are paid for them depends on the terms of your employment contract. There are special rules about rest breaks fo some types of worker - especially those working in the transport industry.
Types of breaks
You will normally have a variety of different breaks from work. These can be broken down into three types:
'rest breaks' - lunch breaks, tea breaks and other short breaks during the day
'daily rest' - the break between finishing one days work and starting the next (for most people this is overnight between week days)
'weekly rest' - whole days when you don't come into work (for many people this will be the weekend)
The second and third types of break are almost never paid (unless you have to remain 'on call'). The first type is often paid but doesn't have to be unless your contract says so.
The amount of break time you get is usually agreed with your employer. It may be written down somewhere or might just be part of your employer's standard practice.
The law sets requirements on rest breaks in two ways:
there are minimum rest breaks set down in the Working Time Regulations.
under health and safety legislation
Some people are not covered by the Working Time Regulations - mainly those working in the transport industry (see below for more).
Your employer must give you at least the rest breaks required by the Working Time Regulations but must also ensure that your health and safety is not put at risk. This means that your employer might have to give you more than the amount set out in the regulations, if this reduces a health and safety risk.
If you use display screen equipment - computers, for example - your employer should plan your work so that you can take regular breaks from looking at the screen.
Minimum breaks are set out in the Working Time Regulations. These regulations apply to most workers but there are some exceptions (which are explained below).
The regulations also give you rights to paid holiday, limits on your working week, and limits on night work.
The regulations give you a right to one rest break during your working day. A lunch or coffee break can count as your rest break. Additional breaks might be given by your contract of employment. There's no statutory right to 'smoking breaks'.
If you're an adult worker (that is, over 18), you'll normally have the right to a 20 minute rest break if you're expected to work for more than six hours at a stretch.
If you're under 18 but over school leaving age (you're under school leaving age until the end of summer term of the school year in which you turn 16) you're classed as a 'young worker'. A young worker is entitled to a 30 minute rest break if they are expected to work for more that four and a half hours at a stretch.
The requirements are:
the break must be in one block
it can't be taken off one end of the working day - it must be somewhere in the middle
you're allowed to spend it away from the place on your employer's premises where you work
your employer can say when the break must be taken, as long as it meets these conditions
Worker's Comp in MN- Boss being sneaky?
Generally this is the problem with some owners in business. Some owners encourage their employees to file a claim timely if they got hurt at work while others are just not very helpful. The reason they get mad is that it hurts their rates later and they may have to pay higher premiums.
In your case being a gas station attendant your expected to provide customer service. A customer expects you to tell them where the restrooms is, they expect you to assist them with propane refueling, they expect you to do what all customer service people do...service them.
It appears that your claim has already been reported to the workers compensation company. Has this claim been accepted?
If your claim is accepted than your benefits will be paid until something the adjuster see's is being unfit or unrelated to the injury. This would be like a injury from another job. If your doctor places you off work due to the injury than you should be getting temporary total disability benefits (TTD) from the insurance company.
Your boss will do what it takes to fight this claim, of course however your boss can't tell the insurance adjuster (Like me) what to do. If the medical reports indicate that your injury is a direct result from work and the independent medical exam doctor (IME) agrees what is the adjuster to do? Deny it? A smart adjuster will accept the claim and process your benefits and get you back to work as soon as they can. If they deny it and there is evidence that your boss demanded them to deny the claim w/o reason than they would be facing bad faith, which means you can sue 10 times more than normal.
As for the statement you can argue "where in the hand book that says I can't help a customer?" I'm sure you didn't use your legs when you lifted the propane tank but it's your job to provide service to people. Most states are "no fault" states which means no matter how stupid the injury is, if the injury occurred at work and it benefits the company your covered.
If you've not been paid while your off work you need to find out from the insurance company why your not getting any TTD benefits. If you working only a portion of your 32 hours than you need to ask the insurance company why your not getting temporary partial disability (TPD).
You are within your rights to get an attorney. Sometimes an attorney will file the claim on your behalf. Your attorney might find some wrong doing on the company part and request penalties from the state for late filing of the claim. The insurance company (Which didn't know of the injury due to non filing) will likely raise premiums or have the rest of their policy terminated due to non compliance.
If your doctor filed it you should check with them since your company obviously doesn't want to do it for you. Also you can contact the workers compensation board and request what insurance is currently covering your company, they should have all that info so you can file the claim.
Remember, if you don't file your claim, each day that passes is another red flag on you for not filing on time and it would look fishy to start with. But nevertheless it likely to be accepted if your company finally admits you where injured.