For those that want to do a double take at the time I'm posting this blog, welcome to my lunch hour (11am BST). No, this is not some glorious brunch for the uninitiated, but a proper lunch complete with full on hot meals (microwave) and a way to put my feet up (before a six mile walk). Also done is a visit to the post office and a top up on some groceries. All in all, how else does anyone else spend a lunch hour.
Although shift work is not the most pleasant thing for the body, there are some advantages to the ridiculous hours that you wake up/go to sleep.
If you have a very early start, you're finishing work while the unemployed are getting up from their slumber. A late finish means productive days. And a long lunch (three hours in this case) at a time when no one else is on their lunch break means 'things can get done'. The biggest plus however is that your going to and from work at a completely different time to everyone else, so cutting down on the commute.
Now that's shiftwork.