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Re: Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight

by lemming (Priest)
on Mar 02, 2001 at 11:40 UTC ( #61754=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight

"I'll sleep when I'm dead." - Warren Zevon

I probably slept the most when I was in college, though for some time I would stay awake for 24 hours, then sleep for 12, repeat. Worked great for getting things done, but sucked for any set schedule.

I didn't continue that in the "real" world, but noted that waking up at 10am and getting to work at 11 worked well and I would keep that schedule on weekends as well. Due to pressure from management, I shifted to coming in earlier. My work suffered, but as long as I was there by 8:30 my boss' didn't care.

Now, I wake up at 5:15 am to avoid the traffic, but wind up leaving work at 4 pm. (My last job, I did the same wake up, but didn't leave until 8pm.) I can't get to sleep until at least 11. On weekends, I tend to sleep lots.

Since I've had the last couple weeks off, I've screwed my schedule horribly. Up at 1pm central time, walk down to Cafe Du Monde', have the required snack, wander the french quarter, take a nap, walk around some more, meet people at midnight at Cafe Du Monde', wander, sleep, repeat.


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Re: Re: Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight
by el-moe (Scribe) on Mar 02, 2001 at 22:41 UTC
    ...waking up at 10am and getting to work at 11 worked well

    I agree whole heartedly lemming. I have a similar schedule now and I really like it.

    Due to pressure from management, I shifted to coming in earlier. My work suffered, but as long as I was there by 8:30 my boss' didn't care.

    It's sad that management doesn't understand that programmers desire to get things done. They think we all just want to surf the web and read Perlmonks... I don't know where they'd get an idea like that ;)

    Furthermore and moreover, it really is unimportant to be on-site while the accounting deptartment( for example ) is doing their "paperwork".

    Coding is difficult when you're not awake and not ready to tackle a given problem. Why not just let us work whenever we want? We'll get the job done on time with better results. That's what I think.

    Ok... this is turning into a rant so I'll say goodnight... errr morning... errr g'day mate...

    Prost,
    Moe

Re: Re: Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight
by foo (Beadle) on Mar 03, 2001 at 02:16 UTC
    "I'll sleep when I'm dead." - Warren Zevon

    He wasn't exactly thinking for the future when he followed that up with

    "I got a 48 special up on the shelf,
    if I start acting stupid I'll shoot myself,
    then I'll sleep when I'm dead."

    Great song though...
Re: Re: Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight
by joee (Beadle) on Mar 03, 2001 at 07:32 UTC
    "I'll sleep when I'm dead." - Warren Zevon
    I always wondered who said that, thanks.
    I get less sleep than I'd like but rather waiting until I'm dead; I was going to catch up when I get to the nursing home.
    BTW, be nice to your kids, for they will choose your nursing home :)

    puts down the chalk and walks away from the board, wiping chalk dust on my new corderoys.

Re: Re: Hours of sleep I get on an average weeknight
by Freddo (Acolyte) on Mar 04, 2001 at 06:03 UTC
    I still do the same thing, 36 hours shifts are good to get the job done (+/- 24 up and 12 sleeping). Fortunately, my job is open to such horary and i can keep it for now. When i try to get "normal" sleeping rates (16h up/8h sleeping, as my girl friend says "normal"), i mess up the whole day, and really looks like a tired guy. Dunno why, but 36h shifts are good to me.

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