Why do they call it the graveyard shift?
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The graveyard shift is typically the overnight shift at a business or other organization. It gets its name from the fact that it is often considered the least desirable shift to work. For many people, the graveyard shift is a necessary evil. They may work it because it is the only shift available to them or because it pays slightly better than other shifts. Some people actually enjoy working the graveyard shift. They find it to be a quiet time when they can get a lot of work done without distractions.
The graveyard shift is the shift that takes place during the late night hours, typically from 11 PM to 7 AM. The name “graveyard shift” is thought to have come from the fact that these are the hours when most people are asleep and thus, the quietest time of the day. For many businesses, the graveyard shift is the time when there are the least number of customers or clients.
The “graveyard shift” is the overnight shift at many workplaces, during which most people are asleep. The term likely originated in the 1800s, when most people lived in rural areas and worked on farms. At night, the only light came from the moon and stars, and the only sound was the cricket’s song. Graveyard shift workers were isolated and had little to do but wait for the sun to rise.