graveyard shift


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graveyard shift

n. the night shift of work in a factory, usually starting at about midnight. (see also swing shift.) The pay is pretty good on the graveyard shift.
See also: graveyard, shift
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His bill, however, proposes that all BPO employees shall be paid an additional pay amounting to 25 percent of their basic salary for work undertaken during the graveyard shift.
Dusters ranged all over the mine on the graveyard shift, carrying hoses, connectors, and nozzles.
Phil, who began his graveyard shift at the end of last year, said: "I have had very few complaints from families so far about headstones being taken down, although a couple of people have been unhappy about it.
Under the circumstances you've described, you're required to pay wages for a full eight hours, even though your graveyard shift workers are able to get some sleep.
People used to call it the graveyard shift because you're always running the full length of the pitch.
It survived BBC being relegated to a graveyard shift in the schedules between Open University and subtitled Hungarian films about fishing.
AUGUST is regarded as the graveyard shift for networking events with so many people on holiday.
A few years ago Newell was working the graveyard shift at a big computer company and he started to battle insomnia.
The department opened the graveyard shift slots to officers, who jumped at the chance to work nights to accommodate school and family schedules, Nash said.
IT was either a sign of his fading grip on the nation's consciousness,or simply rank bad scheduling -but this excellent documentary deserved better than a graveyard shift on a Sunday night satellite channel.
Two new studies find evidence that women who work the graveyard shift also increase their chance of developing breast cancer.
How long before someone plucks her from the graveyard shift and gives her peak-time exposure?
They've been working the graveyard shift to brew up some spine-tinglin' Halloween treats that are sure to cast a tantalizing spell.
It was only when he watched a rerun a few months later, that he realised why millions of us screamed at our TVs on the graveyard shift one late summer's evening in 2000.
They work a graveyard shift and come here bleary-eyed because they want to support their families,'' Groman said.