I'm sure I'm not alone in having that ONE hour when at work that just seems to go slower than others. You know, that dreaded hour where time seems to slow to a crawl and your day feels long and unending? Some people are morning people, and then start falling asleep in the afternoon. Others are in a foul mood as soon as they arrive, but cheer up as the clock gets closer to home time. So what is it for you?
For me, the worst hour is always 10-11AM on a work day. I've been at work long enough that any good mood I may have had coming in that morning has worn off, and the clock on my computer seems to stop moving. It's also too far away from lunchtime at 1PM to give me anything exciting to look forward to, and it becomes very tough for me to focus with no immediate relief in sight.
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I'm not a morning person so the earlier I am at my job, the more blah I feel.
I can't really pick a specific hour because my shifts vary from me working as early as 7:30/8am to as late as 11pm. Or if I'm working during the holidays and it's normal for me took a 6pm to 230am shift.
Ummm, I’d say 2-3 PM. I have homeroom last period so it’s kinda brutal being in a limited version of my house. ;-; I’d also say 8-9 AM because that’s first period for me and I have math during it. I’m kinda known irl for my hatred of math. I’m more of a creative thinker than a logical thinker.
Always the second last hour of work, 1 PM to 2 PM lmao. Slow as **** yikes. Usually I've finished everything and my supervisors are busy most of the time so I just end up dicking around from 1 to 3 but the first hour of those 2 are SO SLOW. I love my job tho. It's fun but slow....
My English class (I have it from 9:48-11:15 every other day) is so mind numbing, with the most boring teacher and basically reading exclusively from the book with so many dumb rules in the class it is easily the worst part of my day
Probably around 10:00-11:00 is when I get really irritable, since that's about an hour after I go in (special schedule), but also at least half an hour before lunch. It really takes its toll on me when I'm not in my best mood.
(And even then, my best mood is mildly grumpy when it comes to school.)
Depends on the day. Usually the second hour of a two-hour lecture is when I hate life, especially if it’s a boring class (hello Process Dynamics and Control and last year’s Mathematical Methods of ChemE). Add in a warm, stuffy lecture hall with people who also want to sleep, and staying awake becomes a challenge no matter how much coffee you drink.
It varies a lot for me. Typically it’s toward the beginning of the night when meds are due and they’re inevitably sending me new admits, but depending on the patients it can be literally any time of the night. Two in the morning is usually when I’m most tired though, so that’s often the worst part on a good night.
When I used to work every weekend, I'd have shifts that varied but noon-5 was a pretty frequent shift, and I hated 2-3pm just because it felt like so much time had already gone by but I wasn't even half way zzzzz
as of late, my college classes are all jumbled up so its hard to say a specific time, but 2pm on Mondays/Wednesdays are the worst. I hate biology reeeeee (I like the material but the entire class is memorization. **** that).
During the school year I enjoyed my job because I could be on my computer and/or phone the whole time so that wasn't a bother. Also, I only had class at most a few times a day and they weren't usually too long except for labs which I enjoyed doing and kept me busy the whole time. Right now though I'm taking a summer course that's meant for an entire semester but condensed in class and lab twice a week for 2.5 hours each... The lectures particularly on the second day at about the halfway mark and beyond are absolutely brutal. I also just got a job delivering pizzas since I'm back home and since it's new there's not a lot of business sometimes so that can be painfully boring.
Honestly just the last hour of any of my shifts. Doesn't matter if I'm keeping track of time or not, the last hour is ALWAYS a drag...especially when that last hour is 7-8PM. I can't escape how slow time goes for me in my last hour no matter what.
With our new system of actually taking orders instead of having our residents write their own tickets, we always have to include the time. That means no avoiding the clock. :)
Lately it seems that the longest hours are actually the busiest hours. The worst hours depend on what section you're assigned to. Usually the second section has three out of the four tables to take care of right at the beginning so the beginning is the worst hour for them. The third section we have is basically busy any time throughout the night, and the fourth is okay but has an infamous table of complainers that will make your life hell. Then the fifth section is weird and it can be both really busy or really slow. The last time I had the fifth section I had like two tables to serve the entire shift haha. Our dinner service is from 4:00-6:30, with the employees working from 3:30-until everything is taken care of regarding closing jobs. After the dinner service is closed everything seems to go by a bit quicker.
For me it's probably 2-3 PM. It used to be right at the beginning of the work day, but since I started making a "To Do" list for things to do the next day, it's really sped up my progress towards the beginning of the day especially since I'm always still tired when I get to work. 2-3 PM is after lunch though and I've already been at work for several hours by then, so my brain is tired and I know I still have a few hours to go. I still manage to work through it, but a work-around for me if I REALLY don't want to work during that time would be to shift my hours around since it's basically "work 40 hours a week" rather than "work 8-5 every day".