How do you make your body conform to a standard schedule?
January 28, 2008 6:51 PM Subscribe
Becoming a regular person after all these years. My boyfriend is for the first time since high school required to be at work 5 days a week from 9-5. How do we prepare?
posted by stormygrey to work & money (28 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend is a database developer and for the past 14 years since high school has never had a regular work schedule. He has always worked from home and at odd hours. He works best in the middle of the night most times. He usually stays up 24-30 hours working then sleeps about 12 hours.
This company made an offer not to be refused. He is absolutely convinced that he cannot maintain a regular schedule. He doesn't know how to "go to bed", he can't fathom sleeping when he isn't exhausted or getting up before he is ready to. I really think that is foolish to require a standard workweek for all employees, but that is beside the point.
We have a week to prepare. I am trying to be really understanding, but I am an "easy" sleeper. I can make myself sleep when I want and get up fairly easily when I need too, so I am really of no help, beause "just do it" doesn't work for him.