Oprah Winfrey presents: 10 common reactions to working an early shift

Having a job, no matter what you do, is generally inconvenient. Whether you’re working on the weekend, or getting home when everyone else has long gone to sleep, most of the time making money means missing out. If your job requires you to get to the workplace before the usual 9-5 grind, Oprah’s here, and she wants you to know it’s okay. Here are some common, understandable and completely human responses to plonking yourself at a desk at the buttcrack of dawn, featuring Miss Winfrey herself.

1. Waking up to see the sun hasn’t even risen yet:

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2. Driving to work and considering crashing to deploy the airbags, hoping the impact wakes you up:

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3. The first five minutes of actually being at work:

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4. Having someone talk to you only to realise you’re not listening to them at all:

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5. Going out the night before and having the transition from “still drunk” to “hungover” be that much worse:

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6. Having to work with others:

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7. Being asked to stay back:

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8. Finally clocking off for the day:

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9. Getting home and looking at yourself in the mirror:

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10. Realising you have to go again tomorrow:

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