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Graveyard Shift

The overnight shift at a 24-hour establishment. The graveyard shift may last from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., or a similar period of time. Because of the inconvenience (and occasionally danger) of working the graveyard shift, these employees are occasionally paid slightly more. Other companies rotate their employees in and out of the graveyard shift.
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Particularly for those who work graveyard shifts for extended periods of time, it is critically important to develop and maintain a schedule that allows for adequate sleep.
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Sydney, June 10 ( ANI ): International students brought to Sydney to boost the New South Wales (NSW) economy and who work graveyard shifts cleaning city office buildings are said to be being paid as little as ten dollars an hour.
"Poor working conditions and unfair boundary or commission-based systems are at the root of these accidents...They are often forced to man graveyard shifts, with some driving for almost 20 hours a day," they said.
The Eugene-based company, which makes hardwood veneer panels used to build cabinets, furniture and store fixtures, eliminated its graveyard shifts and placed its day and swing shift workers on a 10-hour, four-day work week schedule.