graveyard shift


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graveyard shift

A work shift that occurs late at night. I'm a morning person, so I could never work the graveyard shift like you do.
See also: graveyard, shift

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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Particularly for those who work graveyard shifts for extended periods of time, it is critically important to develop and maintain a schedule that allows for adequate sleep.
The graveyard shift additional pay shall be applied in the entire BPO industry, including those that are located in Information Technology Centers or accredited by PEZA.
Dusters ranged all over the mine on the graveyard shift, carrying hoses, connectors, and nozzles.
The Mindanao lawmaker, who is in his first term in the House, believes that BPO owners and operators can afford the additional graveyard shift pay for their employees.
Phil Minto ( who has been given the job of checking the safety of 37,000 headstones in seven different cemeteries ( has so far worked his way through 4,500 of them since beginning his marathon graveyard shift more than a year ago.
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.
We pay our counselors an hourly wage, and some of them are scheduled for the eight-hour graveyard shift.
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?
The toxic cloud leaked into the nearby Avondale Mills plant, which employs hundreds on its graveyard shift.
It was the third extrajudicial killing of suspected drug pushers that I covered on the graveyard shift last week.
A measure seeking to increase the graveyard shift pay of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees from 10 percent to 25 percent of their basic salary has been filed at the House of Representatives.
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.
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.