Smoother, quicker, and less stressful commute
These days, the lines that separate rush hours and the normal commuting hours have become so blurred you can’t accurately predict your transportation time anymore. The roads have become so congested it’s almost impossible to get to and from work in a timely fashion.
There’s significantly less traffic at night. Since most people are headed home, you’re more likely to have a breezier (and faster) commute to work because you’re going the opposite way.
Increased productivity because of less disruptions
One of the best things about working at night is the fact that the workplace is quieter than normal. It’s easier to focus on tasks when there’s less disruption. Working the night shift will make it easier to eliminate this productivity killer.
While there’s still going to be the usual office chats and banter, most people would be more focused on their own tasks, so you won’t be subjected to unnecessary chatter. Consequently, you can get tasks finished quickly.
More time to take care of errands (or passion projects)
Working the night shift somehow makes adulting easy because it frees up your day. It’s easier to attend to errands because you’re free during the day. You don’t have to use your vacation leaves if you need to do something. Need to renew your driver license, pay bills, or simply do the grocery shopping? You can do all these without being harried during the day.
You may need to sacrifice a few hours of sleep but that should be alright, considering you get the important things done.
In addition, some millennials engage in passion projects, like blogging. And for these people, working the night is the perfect complement for their side projects because most events happen during the day. This gives them the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.
In addition, working on night shifts can be just as fulfilling as having the usual working hours. In fact, some people who burn the corporate midnight oil might find themselves enjoying more perks than their daytime colleagues simply because employers can be more lenient with their graveyard employees.
Sleep all day.
Unlike the rest of the world, we do what every college student dreams about, sleep all day. We have a free pass to avoid the sun and most social interactions. While it can be tough to fit both a social life and adequate sleep into our backwards schedule, somehow it manages to work.
Night shift workers are basically superstars
No matter where you happen to be working on the night shift, you do a job that only a fraction of society will even consider. Just like you were told growing up, by stepping out and doing what everyone else is unwilling to do, you become a superstar. Sure it isn't always the most proclaimed sacrifice, but it's one that we willingly make so the rest of the world can sleep.