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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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Educate yourself, about the risks involved with working graveyard shift, particularly for extended periods of time.
A former graveyard shift (late night to the following morning) employee at KFWB radio station, himself, Gill said 24-hour service is becoming more of a way of life, and the most obvious signs are the availability of food and grocery services - and also the abundance of Kinko's all-night service centers for printing resumes, college reports and wedding invitations.
Lynch, in his first year with the Indians, appreciates the opportunity, often working graveyard shifts and exhausting vacation time so he can be on time for practices and games.
Olenick said he also asked staff to look into the possibility of increasing video camera surveillance at district schools and using the district's own security staff to work graveyard shifts.