graveyard shift


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graveyard shift

[′grāv‚yärd ‚shift]
(industrial engineering)
The shift of workers that begins at or around midnight; the last shift of the day.
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Although you may have the desire to go directly to bed after an eight-hour-plus graveyard shift, it is beneficial to take some time to decompress before sleeping.
To address this issue, the museum contracted with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to obtain the services of two off-duty, uniformed officers during the swing shift and two during the graveyard shift.
Nimfa Lanting, the general manager and owner of Resorts World Manila's security agency NC Lanting Security Specialist Agency, said there was only one lady guard during graveyard shift in accordance with the contract of service.
Mangudadatu was optimistic that BPO owners and operators can afford the additional graveyard shift pay for their employees.
But in the graveyard shift, there were less people from 2am onwards," she said.
In 2006, newsreader Anna Ford left, saying she didn't want to be "shovelled off" to a graveyard shift.
Commonwealth light-middle boss Bradley Pryce had to work the graveyard shift last time, but now faces a teatime defence against Ghanaian champion Thomas Awinbono.
commuters, such speeds are attainable only while racing toward that graveyard shift.
He often works the graveyard shift, starting at 9pm and knocking off at a gruelling 6am.
Currently, the department has at least four officers on during days, five at night, and four during the graveyard shift, except on Fridays and Saturdays, when graveyard gets five.
As before, the researchers compared cancer incidence in women who reported working the graveyard shift with that of women who never worked nights.
We follow Frank and his ambulance over three nights on the graveyard shift - which is aptly named because that's where most of his patients have been ending up.