1st night shift in years

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  1. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    It is 220am and this is my first night shift in about 5 years. Seemed like a good idea at the time I end up with a 3 day weekend out of it. Assignment is easy I am sitting on a prisoner at the hospital. But I have got real used to be asleep right now.
    Even the TV and three bottles of diet dew isn't helping much. Prisoner is snoring away. I don't think I will be volunteering to help the shift commander with this crap again.
    Good news is when I get off in 5 1/2 hours there is a cabelas not far away. I was also thinking of that when I agreed to this torture. Hospital security just left after giving me a lecture on fire evacuation procedures.
    While I know he was doing his job he was annoying. Or maybe it is just me right now. Anyway, no more of this crap for me. I think I have even found the end of the internet lol.
     
  2. John_AZ

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    Man. I hate overnight details sitting on suspects in hospitals. They’re alwYs sleeping, and the snoring makes it harder to keep the eyes open.

    cuff both hands and both feet to the rails, prop a chair under the door handle and take a snooze!
     

  3. ruffhunter

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    nite shift used to be my favorite shift. i worked at a hospital once and throughout my street time, never in my time have i ever heard of fire evacuation route being passed on by security. Sounds like that Fife would be a p rick sgt someday. Reminds me of my first security job in a closed factory at 18. I was poor and all i had were some white athletic shoes for my uniform. This old crotchy, NOT friendly p rick with no rank. Minimum wage like me, kept jumping my ass for not having regulation shoes. He didnt get it no matter how times i said 1st pay i was already getting boots.
    After all the dew kicks in, cabelas would be a nice wind down. Dont fall asleep at the traffic light, third shift rite of passage!
     
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  4. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I wish I could. But with this clowns charges I don't think that would be a good idea. I will just have to tuff this one out.
     
  5. G26-Has-my-6

    G26-Has-my-6

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    the worst thing you can do is sit if you are off your normal sleep schedule. Get up, walk around.

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    no, the worst thing is to let your head get close to horizontal. keep vertical, slam the caffeine, and you will be alright.
     
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    I was at the county hospital with a prisoner after being refused by the intake nurse at the jail for a reason I don’t remember now. I needed to pee like crazy, and eventually, 2 officers from a neighboring agency came in with their prisoner.

    They both agreed to watch my prisoner when I asked. After I finished, I saw my prisoner fast-walking out the door. I quickly nabbed him before he could get away.

    So, always be wary of your prisoner, AND be wary of ANYONE ‘assisting’ you. I still don’t know why the officers allowed my prisoner to get up and leave -worthless pieces of sh..........!

    Good luck staying awake.
     
  7. dudel

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    Get some LOUD doritos. Why should he sleep?
     
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  8. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Actually I figured if this sick so and so was asleep he wouldn't be trying to talk to me and I wouldn't be as tempted to shoot him. I hope this clown never walks free again.
     
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  9. Bill Keith

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    If you were in the Houston area you probably would see me. I do mental health screenings on psych patients that show up in ER's. Many are brought in by law enforcement under mental health warrant. Walk around, flirt with the nurses and turn on the TV in the patients' room. If you have any on line educational requirements, do those while you are sitting on the prisoner...get your head engaged in something and the time will pass easier.
     
  10. Lowcountry_Glocker

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    they are a bear. I switch back to days today. not much sleep last night. you should be getting close to done man, hang in. nights especially boring ones like you're having can be soul crushing.
     
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    Hospital escorts suck.

    It's always fun when the next shift turn up to relieve you two hours after you were due to go home because they decided to still go to line-up, puruse their in tray and then stop for coffee on the way.
     
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    golls17 Lifetime Newbie

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    By far my least favorite assignment.

    When I felt like dozing off was inevitable, I would put my chair right in the doorway. That way, if I fell asleep and they somehow got out of their restraints and tried to escape, they'd have to go through me first. It wasn't an excuse to sleep, just a last-ditch effort in case I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.

    Of course, making friends with the nurse for the night isn't bad, either. They're probably just as tired as you, and a good conversation does wonders for staying awake

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    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    It's almost over. Hopefully less than 30 minutes now
     
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    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    Nights are a breeze for me. I have worked nights half the year for 13 years.

    Day shift and being up at 0400 is what’s difficult for me.

    But I can see how one random night shift would be tough.
     
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    I'm like you. Rather work nights than days.
     
  16. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Just remember "You get paid the same for marching as you do for fighting"...I always volunteered for Hosp duty...A/C. Pretty Nurses, often good chow and Not handling calls with annoying citizens...yep count me in
     
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    It helped put both kids through college. All overtime with mileage and per diem. You had to be Armed Escort qualified so the manpower pool was limited. Lot of coffee and some tense moments. You had to watch the staff, they could do some really foolish things not realizing who they're dealing with. Never snoozed, was on my feet whenever the door opened.
     
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    Hated the hours, but nightshift was the BEST shift!
     
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    I second finding a good looking nurse.
     
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    Tomcat1977 Unapologetic Deplorable.

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    I liked Mids but those DUI's with accidents and injuries were murder. A lot of guys liked working late and soaking up the OT. I hated it. Everything was so much easier when you showed up to a DUI accident and everyone was dead. Or even better took off running, "more likely".

    The hardest were the Juan Doe's with no ID and no ingle's, drunk as skunks, and the entire bunch brought to 5 different Hospitals.
     
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