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Old 08-23-2017, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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At 4:00 am for KP duty, in the Army. At 5:00 am for regular dayshift duty and 6:00 am, if I had a day off.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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4:00 am for decades. Now I get to sleep in till 5:00 am.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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4:00 to detassle corn...rode my bike to the bus pickup then 90 minutes to the field. Worked 8 hours and then 90 minutes back - but at least we got paid for the 90 min. ride to get there. I was soooo happy to get minimum wage for it!
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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I know of no other way to live than getting up early. Grew up on a busy farm, married a military pilot, and now in his second career and my first, we are up at 5:15. Sleeping in on Saturday until 6:30 is the latest for me.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: CT
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Well, about 0400 to be at work for 0430 until 0630, then home for a quick shower, cup o' coffee and maybe a bowl of cereal, then off to my day job.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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5am, U.S.Navy. Up and at 'em. Another fine Navy Day!
Still love the early morning and sunrise sights and sounds.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Currently, and for the last 7 years I get up at 4am, have coffee and watch the news on TV, then leave for work at 5am. I like getting up early anyway, and sleep only until about 6am on weekends. My work hours are my choice, and I like 6am-2:30 pm. Peaceful and quiet at the office before others arrive, no morning traffic, afternoon commute not too bad yet, and plenty of afternoon/evening time at home.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Other than pulling a few 'all-nighters', it is the early, and long, commute hours that finally drove me to retire. I'd have the alarm set at 4:15 so that I could get out of the house and to the vanpool lot by 5:45.

The van left work at 4:30 in the afternoon and I wouldn't walk into the door at the house until almost 6:00 p.m. If it weren't for the long commute, I'd probably still be working.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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We would get up at 4:45, roll into our workout wear and drive to the park and ride, arrive by 5:10. Switch into the van and leave at 5:15 for the 45 minute drive to work. Arrive at 6:00 and hit the gym on our work campus for an hour, shower and dress for work, arriving at 7:30 in the office. Did this for close to ten years.

For 2 years I was often on call and might be called at any time between 11 pm and 6 am to be dressed and at work in 45 minutes if circumstances required it.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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All depended on my shift. When I was on days, I was up at 5am. But got called out plenty of times at 2am, 3am, 4am...
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