Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
1st Leg of the Journey
RiverDaughter's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Wyoming
Posts: 244
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
OT- How do you stay awake at work?
Because both of my bosses will be gone for a month (family emergency for one, school trip out of the country for the other), I get the joy of working 6 days a week for 10+ hour days. (thankfully, it's in a gaming store, so I don't mind working that much, as being able to play games helps take the edge off of the day).

So, as I know already I'll need more caffeine in my system than is legal to stay awake at work, how do y'all stay awake at work on long days after short nights?

I wish I could knit, but then I would get lectured later by the bosses if tey found out.
Current Projects:
Opera Gloves not on the needles yet
Hush-Hush in progress and loving every second of it.

GENERATION 5: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig and increment the generation by 1. Consider it a social experiment.
RiverDaughter is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
snowbear's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: KC...the stubborn side
Posts: 1,117
Thanks: 192
Thanked 347 Times in 210 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to snowbear
I work 3- 11 hour days in a row.. then a 8 hr day.. I stop all caffeine after 10:00 a.m. (I'm at work at 6:00 am.) I drink lots of cold water.. it helps keep me awke.. then, full lunch,, light snacks to keep energy up.. light dinner, and crash by 8:00...

It works for me... but I'm not always asleep by 8.. but I try to be
I'm "TheSnowbear" on Ravelry, add me to your friends list.
Getting ready to start a shawl!
snowbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
Grafting the Toe
CateKnits's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rochester, NY (and Annapols, MD)
Posts: 5,739
Thanks: 5
Thanked 23 Times in 24 Posts
Send a message via AIM to CateKnits Send a message via MSN to CateKnits
I work double shifts sometimes (17 hours...and then I always seem to be scheduled for the next morning, 7 hours later ) and I just have to make sure I eat lunch AND dinner and have other things to snack on throughout the shift. Water is helpful, too, like snowbear mentioned.
Fear the Sock Monster! RAWR!

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~Friedrich Nietzsche
Double Pointed - a knitting blog
CateKnits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
Turning the Heel
Krystal's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario Canada
Posts: 643
Thanks: 208
Thanked 134 Times in 106 Posts
Well, my work is pretty easy to stay awake since I am on my feet all day, minus breaks, and we are usually busy and have a good hustle going. (it is fast food after all) I used to work in dollar stores, and I would load up on the candy and pop (name brands for like 10 cents! lol) and would just sit and be lazy and would be sooo tired even for a 6 hour shift, Ditch the sugar,

Sugar only gives a temp rush and the crash is awful. I found if I ate a handful of nuts and water and didn't stay sitting I was good to go.

On the days I just sat and consumed copious amounts of caffeine and sugar I wanted to just sleep.
Krystal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
1st Leg of the Journey
dawnk777's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 215
Thanks: 10
Thanked 64 Times in 63 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dawnk777 Send a message via MSN to dawnk777 Send a message via Yahoo to dawnk777
I work as a nurse and there is usually too much to do, to think about sleeping. I work in a clinic now, but used to work in a hospital. When I worked in the hospital, one of the nurse's aides used to bring her knitting and work on it every night!

dawnk777 on Ravelry
dawnk777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 05:39 PM   #6
Posts: n/a
I listen to online radio. And I open the blinds to allow the sunlight to stream in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
Ribbing the Cuff
flea's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NKY
Posts: 87
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
I work as a glorified clerical worker/customer representative type at a psychiatric ER right now. I only work one shift, overnight on Saturdays.

If I'm lucky, the shift is busy and the doc is on the ball so I have a lot of charts to manage, break down, and re-file. That isn't always the case so I bring homework and knitting with me to occupy myself. I find that getting up and doing anything helps to keep me awake. Even if all I'm doing is standing up to walk two feet to talk to the social worker, it helps to keep my body awake.
flea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 09:47 PM   #8
Grafting the Toe
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
Sitting at the wheel of a 75' long, 80,000 lbs truck while trying to avoid idiots who want to use the truck to commit suicide makes it pretty easy to stay awake.

But then I also have the option to stop and take a nap if need be.

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog

My knitting blog

My New Home Page (work in progress)

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 11:16 PM   #9
Turning the Heel
jjminarcik's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 581
Thanks: 205
Thanked 155 Times in 137 Posts
Caffeine, caffeine, and more caffeine!

OTN: Socks, socks, socks
My first sweater

jjminarcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2007, 12:48 AM   #10
Working the Gusset
MoniDew's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
I was going to be sarcastic and say something like: "ummm... I WORK!" But that would be too snide.

Actually, since I know there is always work to be done, and my boss doesn't pay me to stand around and do nothing, I invent work for myself to do. Cleaning, repack bulk items, straightening shelves (called fronting and facing) organizing storage rooms, fridges and freezers, or office files, catching up on correspondence, creating promotional literature, etc, etc, etc.

There is no excuse for not working at work.

Last edited by MoniDew : 02-19-2011 at 06:32 PM.
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't stay awake. NakedPancakes General Knitting 6 08-08-2009 08:14 PM
Go home or stay at work? Eloewien The Lounge 10 07-25-2007 12:46 PM
OT: Yep, I'm still awake. Kinda long General Knitting 15 07-21-2006 12:34 PM
OT:Staying awake w/out caffeine HollyP General Knitting 9 05-03-2006 01:27 AM
Is anyone still awake I'm in need of suggestions.....hmm *KnitPixie* General Knitting 11 04-16-2006 11:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.