I’m sure you’ve heard the song, “9 to 5.” It has catchy lyrics, but they don’t describe the real-life experience of about 15 million Americans. That’s how many shift workers—on duty evenings, nights, or in some rotating or otherwise irregular schedule—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates are in the workforce. And you may be one of them.
Occupations affected include: the military, food services, transportation, manufacturing, and industry, police, firefighters and security personnel, and health-care providers. Continue reading