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Late night coding, do we share the same problems?

  • # August 24, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Howdy everyone,
    My whole life i function better at the late hours of the day (third shift lifestyle). Hence, this is where i do most of my coding, always tend to get in the zone too. But i plan on graduating college in March and im not too sure third shift is common in the field of computer science lol.. Anyone else having trouble making the transition back to being a day walker?

    Theres just something about coding at night that gets me in the zone.

    # August 24, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I was in the same boat as you – I spent a while doing contract work which I could do at any time. When I started working my first full time company gig the hours were 9am-whenever you finished what you had to do. It took a few weeks but I eventually got used to it. If that’s not for you, I’m sure there are companies that work that way (probably not many) but your best bet would be to work independently.

    # August 24, 2012 at 4:27 am

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    I worked on 3 shifts in IBM.
    No coding, system monitoring.

    Trust me in few years it is not so much healthy + you work at night and your family, friends sleep and vice versa.

    To be freelancer can be option for you but as far as I know even with flexible working hours in some companies you still will have to work during the day = 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

    Simple as it is, if you work in same time zone as your client or employer = bad luck for you.

    But if you work like me 9 hours behind US, I can work late night, because our customer (Microsoft) starts their morning when I have here afternoon :)

    # August 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    i used to think i was more creative/focussed late at night, but then i realized it probably had more to do with having less distractions when i flipped my schedule to going to bed early and waking up before sunrise.

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