3.50am – Alarm goes off. Peel self off bed.
3.55am – Shower, etc.
4.20am – Get in car and drive off.
4.30am – Marvel at getting three consecutive red lights at this time of the morning.
4.45am – Park downstairs.
4.50am – Waltz into the office, greet everyone, all of whom are half dead from being there since 11pm. Gotta love shiftwork.
4.55am – Confirm that nothing is happening. This takes all of 6 seconds.
5.00am – Read email.
5.01am – Delete email.
5.05am – Go on Internet. Check blog. Any comments? Nope. Check stats.
5.10am – Wander into break room and get coffee. I am rather fond of coffee.
5.15am – Coffee in hand, open Google feed reader, noone’s posted anything. Come ON, people!
5.20am – Check The Age website. Australians winning at cricket, apparently.
5.30am – What to do now? Hmm ..
5.40am – Go chat to a coworker for a bit.
5.50am – Check blog again. Noone is reading blog.
6.00am – Check feed reader. Nothing.
6.05am – Scratch self.
6.10am – Bit quiet, so check blog again. Evidently few people read blogs at 6am in the morning. Not my blog, anyway. Who would have thought?
6.20am – Stretch legs.
6.30am – Notice that the senior has refilled the fridge without my assistance. Why? I could have helped, you know.
6.40am – Tell off coworker for playing cards instead of working.
6.50am – WORK TO DO! Milk has arrived. Bring it in.
6.55am – Night shift people leave, day shift people replace them.
7.00am – WORK TO DO! Make phone call.
7.10am – Coworker farts. Twice. Is this acceptable workplace conduct? (Answer: Yes.)
7.20am – Noone reading blog. Maybe I should have breakfast.
11.10am – Would you believe it, noone reads blogs at this time of the morning either.
11.20am – WORK TO DO! Check the fax machine. No faxes.
11.30am – Ponder my options. Will I have another cup of coffee? Why, yes. Yes I will.
11.40am – Shift finishes soon. Start to think of what I will do after work.
11.50am – WORK TO DO! 10 minutes before the end of my shift, receive 2 hours of data entry work.
12.00pm – Replacement arrives. Gratefully accepts the 2 hours of work I have been unable to complete during my shift.
12.10pm – Sayonara everyone. Say my goodbyes, then to the lifts and out the door I go.