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Old 08-23-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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4:30 am to start at 5:30 am... many of my coworkers drive an hour each way but I'm less than 10 minutes away.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Pick an hour, any hour, and at 1 time or another it was when I had to get up for work. I worked nights for more than a decade too.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Talking to my young lady friend today about this. She is up at 5am to get her two kids (age 5 and 6) ready to be on a 6:20am school bus. They are walking to the school bus in the dark. To me that is disgusting and dangerous.

She knows not to call me before 10am though I do get up at 6am several days a week to play golf but that is the only reason I am up at that hour.

Even when working, the earliest was 6am to be at work by 8am.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Orange County
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I have been doing this for 30 yrs now. Get up at 2:30AM so I will be at work 4AM. I will never get used to it and can't wait to retire. Then the worst of it is having to deal with traffic when I get off work.
Sometimes with extra work have to be there at 2AM.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:33 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Talking to my young lady friend today about this. She is up at 5am to get her two kids (age 5 and 6) ready to be on a 6:20am school bus....
Even when working, the earliest was 6am to be at work by 8am.
Hopefully you had an 'outdoor job' (Golf pro?) My kids did golf and ski instructing jobs while being homeschooled (great gigs. lifetime skills!)

"be at work by 8am"
Ugh, I cannot imagine having to work 'day shift' (inside while the sun is out)

I consider myself very fortunate to have seldom 'burned daylight' in office or factory.

every DAY(light) was a day off! for 30+ yrs
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:18 AM
 
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4am to be at work by 5:30, home anywhere from 5:30 to 9, every day for 21 years. That is the life of the military. I still can't sleep past 5:30 any day of the week.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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5:00 AM, to reach work at 6:30.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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My husband has mobility issues so it's easier for me to do some of it. If I can help make it a little easier for him I want to. We have acreage and live in a rural area, so he has plenty of his own chores to do. I also have a few chores I do at night (very few) I also stop at the post office before work. Home mail delivery isn't available where we live. Like you said each to their own. BTW when I say feed the animals it's not just like feeding a dog, we have a barn and animals.
You ARE a busy person! I hope things get easier for you, and I should consider myself lucky.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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For me 05.55 to get to work by 07.30


I have to get up for work anytime 24 hours a day. Just depends what my schedule is for that day.

I highly prefer 3:30am wake ups verses 8am bed times.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Being self employed I work 26 hours a day. So no matter what time I start, I'm already 2 hours late.
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