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How to survive my seasonal job 16-18 working h per day

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Hello!
I'm starting a new job for the summer season in a big resort. The kitchen staff usually works between from 7am to 2 am. With a 3 hour brake. This is my first real job other than some school internships. Can you guys give me a few tips, how to manage my energy so i can "survive" this challenging, yet thrilling job i've gotten into?
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Man up, don't go out drinking, go home and sleep when you get off. Don't stay up playing video games or checking your Facebook status. Nap in your car during the afternoon break.
Show up with an open mind, a small notebook and pen. Do what your told, never stand around there is always something to do or clean.
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Man up, don't go out drinking, go home and sleep when you get off. Don't stay up playing video games or checking your Facebook status. Nap in your car during the afternoon break.
Show up with an open mind, a small notebook and pen. Do what your told, never stand around there is always something to do or clean.


This is a great bit of advice.  Many of us have "been there, done that" and I can say with experience, it will be tempting to go out and "have a few" after work, but, unless you are off the next day, try to avoid that urge.  Nothing worse than pulling a 14-16 shift when hung over or on 0 hours of sleep.

 

The good news is, it's only a for a few months and the money is usually pretty good, so hang tough, and know your limits when it comes to the extra curricular activities.

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Sorry for late reply.
I thank you for your advices.
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