My store no longer allowing us to stay up late on days before we open

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They've instituted a strict 12:30am bed check and will call to make certain it's followed. Also, on days we closed, we're not allowed to go on roller coasters beforehand.
 
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Here is my thoughts on this: #1. NO ONE would be able to do bedchecks for all their employees unless they were living in the same apartment complex, or a campus type setting. One could call, but that doesn't mean they are in bed. #2. How are they to know if one has been on a roller coaster prior to your shift?

Now as to the OP, I think this was posted as a joke to see what type of responses, he or she might receive. Might be best if we ignore it and move on. I did view other posts by this person. Perhaps their account has been hacked. Perhaps not a post made by him/her.

Just my thoughts, I've been wrong before. I could be now as well.
 
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The OP probably got coached for coming into work hungover. Their TL or ETL probably told them they need to go to bed earlier. Just my guess.
 
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Ha! I get only 2-3 hours of sleep before work and I'm work 4am Logistics Backroom.

Really, really bad habit of mine. I usually get my 8-9 hours of sleep on my days off. My set schedule is work 5 days straight, then 2 days off. Been like that ever since I started Target (and thank god they never touch/change my availability)
 

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Ha! I get only 2-3 hours of sleep before work and I'm work 4am Logistics Backroom.

Really, really bad habit of mine. I usually get my 8-9 hours of sleep on my days off. My set schedule is work 5 days straight, then 2 days off. Been like that ever since I started Target (and thank god they never touch/change my availability)
Thats just like me. Monday - Friday I work 6am to 2:30pm. (it will never change due to me being on the home remodel crew. I may get a day off or something it nothing is planned or something comes up like a few weeks ago when both bosses had to be at the grand opening of another store in the region) I get up about 4:30 and leave for mcdonalds at 5am to get my ice coffee (cheeper and tastes just as good) and maybe get something to eat and I just take it to my work and eat it in the breakroom.

Always fall sleep once I get home so my life is cut off but meh. I have no one but family so its all cool.
 

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#23
I delivered newspapers one summer from 3am-6/8am. I would come home and sleep to about 3-4pm.

When I worked at Target and a TV station, I would wake at 3am. Work the TV station from 4am-1pm, work Target 3pm-8/10pm. Go home and crash, and do the same thing tomorrow.
 
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I delivered newspapers one summer from 3am-6/8am. I would come home and sleep to about 3-4pm.

When I worked at Target and a TV station, I would wake at 3am. Work the TV station from 4am-1pm, work Target 3pm-8/10pm. Go home and crash, and do the same thing tomorrow.
That makes me exhausted just reading it.
 

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I only lasted a year on that schedule. I later found out leaving when I did was a blessing.

That town was hit by tornadoes one year, then floods the next, and then all the Production jobs at the station were dropped when everything went HD robotic.
 
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For me its No Doz and extra strength energy shots. I am quite suprised my heart hasnt exploded yet, a bottle of No Doz and 6 energy shots should last most people more than 2 days, but not me!
 

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No Doz... *shudder* That's the stuff that got me through college finals...
 
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Caffeine runs through all flow team member's veins instead of blood.
Not funny. I still work the overnight shift and I have to have caffeine on my days off in order to keep from getting headaches. It's just an unnatural shift to work. I really need to get out of that job. I've come to the realization that no one should work overnights unless you're at a hospital, police station or fire station.
 
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I work at a 6am store so by the standards of most I should be getting a decent amount of sleep, but between sometimes closing the night before, and the next morning unloading a 2600 piece truck, on top of a 45 minute drive to/from work (and cooking, caring for pets, you get the idea) my performance drops a terrible amount without caffeine.
 
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#33
Oh yeah, this thread. My store has recently decided we're no longer allowed to work doubles. They tell us it's because doubles make us tired, and when we're tired, we can't provide good guest service.

So I figured they might also want to cut down on those staying up late and riding roller coasters (and especially those who stay up late TO ride roller coasters).
 
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Oh yeah, this thread. My store has recently decided we're no longer allowed to work doubles. They tell us it's because doubles make us tired, and when we're tired, we can't provide good guest service.

So I figured they might also want to cut down on those staying up late and riding roller coasters (and especially those who stay up late TO ride roller coasters).
where the hell kinda store do you work in..
sounds like a small Conservative Christian town
 

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#39
Caffeine runs through all flow team member's veins instead of blood.
The same could be said of most opening or closing TMs. I know I hit the caffeine most closing weekends.

Edit: Holy cow. I need to start checking beginning dates of threads before posting and dates on posts I'm quoting.
 
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For me its No Doz and extra strength energy shots. I am quite suprised my heart hasnt exploded yet, a bottle of No Doz and 6 energy shots should last most people more than 2 days, but not me!
both together would make me a mess....no doz works to keep me awake because I am on the lookout for somewhere to up chuck. Caffeine in pop form is my friend.

so...I really need to check dates...lol. I laughed at some of the posts.
 
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