Warehouse worker selecting packages at the storehouse during Night shift.
The expectations of most of the labor market are markedly different than those for graveyard shift positions.

It isn’t easy to imagine working a night shift for many people who are used to getting off of work somewhere between 5 to 10 PM. The expectations of most of the labor market are markedly different than those for graveyard shift positions. Working on this schedule definitely takes some adjustment, but it is preferable to the typical day shift for a lot of workers. This post will discuss some of the notable differences and how you can benefit front them.


Night shift workers have management like anyone else, but there are usually fewer managers and coworkers around a facility overnight. For an individual on the night shift, this means that they are left to be accountable for their own productivity. If you value independence on the job, then working overnight is a way to apply your inherent leadership skills. You may find that you can keep your own pace and get more done.

Better Focus

Coworkers are great when the whole team is trying to push through a particularly busy time together. Still, many workers find the typical hustle, bustle, and chit-chat of a normal workday very distracting. If you would rather have uninterrupted hours to focus on the tasks at hand, then the night shift can give those to you. There is nothing wrong with wanting a quieter work environment. In industries that require you to work with dangerous machinery or hazardous materials, your focus is crucial for everyone’s safety.

Night Shift Pay 

Many employers offer higher wages for overnight shifts to incentivize more people to take these positions. So even if you have no desire to work night shifts for an extended period of time, if you find yourself needing a bit more money to reach a particular goal, then picking up a graveyard shift will help you with that. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee and Florida, located in Nashville, La Vergne, Mount Juliet, and Tampa. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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