- What is a 2nd shift position?
- Does second shift pay more?
- Is 2nd shift good?
- Why do people work 2nd shift?
The 2nd shift is an evening or night shift. A 2nd shift job refers to any job that requires employees to work after the first shift (traditionally 7 or 8 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m.) is finished.
Most companies with multiple shifts pay premiums to employees working second shifts, third shifts and holidays (Figure 1). Hospitals and health care service organizations pay differentials more often than other types of organizations for holiday (78 percent) and weekend shifts (68 percent).
A 2nd shift role frees you from the constant struggle of dragging yourself out of bed every single morning. You get to stay there all morning if you want. Getting off work at midnight means there are fewer distractions and things to do that can keep you from going to bed at a good time.
Second shift work schedules allow for a sleep pattern that is more conducive to getting the right amount of sleep. Getting off work at midnight means there are fewer distractions and things to do that can keep you from going to bed at a good time.