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I get paid to sit around for 8 hours. I can do whatever I want. What would you do that is productive?

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December 23, 2019

Night shift as security. I have to sit in a locked room and monitor security. Literally nothing happens here so I’m getting paid to sit around, browse Reddit and sleep which is amazing but I want to be more productive in this time.

What would you do?

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Title I get paid to sit around for 8 hours. I can do whatever I want. What would you do that is productive?
Author asktrpmax
Upvotes 145
Comments 156
Date 23 December 2019 10:31 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (5 children) | Copy

Work on a side hustle. Maybe bring in camera or voice recorder and make youtube videos? You could also do some Fiverr work and do voiceover work doing narration or something like that.

A cheap LAV mic and one of the cheaper Tascam audio recorders is all you need to get started.

[–]innominating216 points217 points  (7 children) | Copy

Read books. Find a mission. Plan a mission.

[–]babybopp66 points67 points  (5 children) | Copy

Learn a fucking language..

[–]PhasmaFrank2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy


[–]babybopp11 points12 points  (2 children) | Copy

Personal development.

I used to drive two hours on the road daily. Instead of listening to crap radio I got audio books and learnt a language in two years. Take that bull space time to do things u can not do normally

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[–]dingleburry_joe0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I second this..maybe something on spotify?

[–]Cheeseydick696972 points73 points  (11 children) | Copy

Nightshift fucked with my health. If you continue is read text books.

[–]MYMOUTHISNUMmn7 points8 points  (10 children) | Copy

How? Did you sleep during the day, or just inactivity?

[–]Cheeseydick696969 points70 points  (9 children) | Copy

8 hours. Going weeks not seeing the sun fucks up your hormones. Not to mention it's really depressing when you're awake everynight all alone while your friends and family sleep. Really fucks a person up

[–]mechcoder5984 points5 points  (6 children) | Copy

I guess just take Vitamin D supplements?

[–]Cheeseydick696958 points59 points  (4 children) | Copy

Vitamin D won't fix your circadian rhythm

[–]HumbleTrees13 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy

Correct answer

[–]Azora0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

It's psychological.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy

What about them Lapland people who live for months without seeing the sun? What’d they do?

[–]Cheeseydick69690 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

They have vitamin D lights they get naked in front of. Tbh I don't know what the Lapland population is up to

[–]Flamethrowa21135 points136 points  (7 children) | Copy

Plan a way to work a job that isn't night shift. Shit's like smoking two packs a day for your health

[–]asktrpmax[S] 45 points46 points  (5 children) | Copy

I sleep a couple hours before my shift and then sleep a couple hours inside my shift so I don’t think it’s effecting me too badly. My workouts have still been great

[–]second-last-mohican53 points54 points  (2 children) | Copy

Workout at work..

[–]poopdeck16 points17 points  (0 children) | Copy

Burpees and squats all shift don’t forget the post workout bro

[–]Rimefang5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

This. I was a janitor at my previous job. Did crunches and weights that I "borrowed" from their gym during work hours. No one was the wiser.

[–]abomba242 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

The further you are from a consistent 7+ uninterrupted hours the worse it is

[–]1Red_Pill_Brotherhood29 points30 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]palsnotkcots96 points97 points  (41 children) | Copy


[–]asktrpmax[S] 30 points31 points  (32 children) | Copy

Any good beginners material you could recommend?

[–]justforgigs9667 points68 points  (17 children) | Copy is where I got my start.

That will take you at around 300 hours for the first certification. You’ll learn a lot, make a lot of mistakes, but it’ll be worth it. After that, I got a couple of books from Jon Duckett on the subjects of HTML/CSS and JavaScript and JQuery, and went through them forward and backward till I understood everything.

A great YT channel to watch is Traversy Media. He shows you how to go from beginner to expert.

If you have all that free time, you should invest it in yourself. Get to it.

[–]Ill_mumble_that14 points15 points  (6 children) | Copy

Html css is not a moneymaker but it's an essential, like learning addition before you get into trigonometry.

[–]justforgigs9613 points14 points  (4 children) | Copy

The comparison is a bit spotty, HTML/CSS are absolutely moneymakers. There are tons of jobs even non software engineers that make use of these.

People in SEO, people in content marketing, UX/UI design. Anyone that needs to manipulate web pages will be totally lost without an understanding of HTML/CSS bare minimum.

[–]VaN__Darkholme10 points11 points  (1 child) | Copy

Good luck competing with millions of third world freelancers who work for fraction of your price.

[–]justforgigs962 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Right, on it’s own there’s a ton of freelancers in India and Bangladesh that know HTML/CSS, my point was simply about it being an important skill for numerous jobs, not just software engineers.

If you know HTML/CSS, with a Google AdWords and Google Analytics Certification and other relevant things you become more valuable than someone in Marketing who just relies on templates.

[–]Ill_mumble_that3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Flipping Burgers with a spatula is also a money maker in that case. I'm talking good money.

[–]Walkerstain0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah but you won't find a job that only wants you to know HTML/CSS, you need to know JS decently for the least plus frameworks such as ReactJS, Angular, Bootsrap, CSS grid/flexbox...

[–]ChemicalGiraffe4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

No it's not

[–]asktrpmax[S] 2 points3 points  (8 children) | Copy

At what point would you realistically start making money from coding? This is a completely new field I have no experience or knowledge in at all but I’m quite interested. Would it actually pay off though?

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[–]mega_kook6 points7 points  (5 children) | Copy

I've heard that Python is a good beginning language. Would you recommend that first or just dive into HTML?

[–]justforgigs968 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

Python is fantastic, it’s super diverse and you can do a million different things with it. I would still highly recommend anyone to start with HTML (and CSS with it) because it’s literally the skeleton of the the internet. It’s the most important foundational piece, and you can get through it quickly. Once that’s through, you can progress to other things.

If you started with Python and really committed to it, I’m sure you will do just fine. I know tons of people that did it that way. The community is generally split on starting HTML first or Python first.

[–]mega_kook0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Ok, I had a feeling that was the general path but thanks for confirming it for me. I've heard the comparison to math, like how you need to learn the basics (addition, multiplication, etc) before doing calculus or something complicated.

[–]Deadly_chef[🍰] 8 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

It's a different beast. If you wanna do web development (which is where it is at right now) you gotta learn html&css first and then at least the basics of JavaScript. Python is mostly used for data manipulation

[–]mega_kook-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks for the quick response! I need to do more research on the field that I want to go into it seems.

[–]lestrenched-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Frankly speaking, while Python is absolutely amazing and you can program almost anything you want to with it, it might not be the language to learn first. I started programming in C, then C++. Stayed with it for a few months, then changed over to Java. When you get used to C++, Java's syntax seems easier. Then, when I got into Python, it felt like a breeze. You write lesser lines of code in Python. It's cool. That said, you might also want to consider HTML, CSS, and also JavaScript as you're doing the first two anyway. Then jump into Python. It'll be a long road, but a fun and rewarding path.

[–]1MrTheFalcon8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

I was in your position 20 years ago in a grant-funded position. I had a desk, a computer, and zero responsibility. I taught myself HTML and Javascript in three months. I started a Website development company, failed, then got into contract Web development, and got to six figures within 2 years.

Udemy has some great courses for < $12

[–]z2a1-9-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

great advise

[–]phisch1316 points17 points  (6 children) | Copy

Literally google it. There’s a subreddit dedicated to learning how to code. Use it. Ask questions there to people who likely know a shit ton about it.

Coding is by far the most valuable thing you can do in this time.

[–]3murr4 points5 points  (4 children) | Copy

What’s the subreddit called?

[–]failingtheturingtest3 points4 points  (2 children) | Copy

[–]3murr1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Well I thought you were referring to a specific one...

[–]VaN__Darkholme0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]404ThotNotFound0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Also Stack overflow is all that you need.

[–]abomba241 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Depends on what you want to try. Freecodecamp is a great spot as mentioned, but I think python is the best for learning the concepts as the language is simplest (therefore doesn't get in the way as much).

Learn python the hard way - my recommendation, free online resource

[–]HumbleTrees-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]palsnotkcots-5 points-4 points  (3 children) | Copy


[–]Inyox10 points11 points  (0 children) | Copy

I didn’t learn shit in college, coding is empirical

[–]abomba240 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Definitely not for someone in his position

[–]palsnotkcots0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Right OP try to get day shift your life is gonna fly by sleeping all day

[–]richasalannister-2 points-1 points  (0 children) | Copy

Mimo app

[–]BloodSurgery4 points5 points  (7 children) | Copy

What benefits do you get from coding?

[–]palsnotkcots14 points15 points  (5 children) | Copy

When I was doing security 2 years ago I had to cover a location that was a warehouse for Conagra ( gmo’s, seeds, stuff like that) warehouse. Multi million dollar warehouse, billion dollar company. I was getting a tour and there were people inside on assembly line on one side of the warehouse just stacking and packing and typing in logistics. The other side of the warehouse were huge tractors and trucks and all this heavy machinery as well as some type of equipment wrapped in plastic not assembled yet that went all around the warehouse. After the tour the guard on duty mentioned in his quote “all of these people are bottom of the barrel, they won’t be here next year. All that equipment wrapped up? This entire place is going to be automated we’re laying off the manual labor and their hiring I think a hundred programmers to do maintenance on the equipment.” The tractors and trucks that were parked? They’re all gps driven. Tractors. Gps driven. I stop at the pilot across the street every now and then and he was right. Everyone in there gone, the entire place is ran by a machine now.

[–]mega_kook5 points6 points  (2 children) | Copy

I sincerely believe that we will always need plumbers, carpenters, and now coders. That's why I want to learn: automation scares the shit out of me so I want to be in control of technology somewhat.

[–]palsnotkcots1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Did not think it would happen in my life time I think I was 19 at the time I’m 21 now and still remember when the wii came out it was mind blowing. I guess when you take into account technology the military comes up with ( I.e photon canon on naval ships) they were mocking it up in the 70s and it’s now in use. Granted that’s 40 years but it makes you realize they’re just holding back. Promise you you think of a technology and it’s already been made it’s just a secret. They could automate a McDonald’s entirely they’re either waiting for a president to say it’s okay or they’re fixing out all the bugs. Not trying to go full Eddie bravo on this thread I just wouldn’t be surprised if there was a fully automated McDonald’s in a warehouse somewhere with a bunch of guys with clipboards standing around watching it work and jotting down things to troubleshoot.

[–]COLIE5313 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy

Getting paid like a doctor. Reprogramming your mind to think as a programmer. Your priblem solving will skyrocket. Teaching your mind to think more like a machine.

Bill gates said he created MS Dos to mimic the way he thinks. If your brain begins to process things more like this your skills and effeciency will skyrocket.

Learn to meditate tho if your going to take the plunge. I learned that meditation is the act of focusing on removing outside thoughts.

Focus is just meditating (not letting outside thoughts steal your attention) but you only think about what your focusing on; get to the point where outside thoughts no longer break your focus is the key...

[–]richasalannister19 points20 points  (1 child) | Copy

  • Learn a language. Get duolingo and hello talk. And a dictionary in your target language

  • Learn to code. Mimo app is a good start. There are tons of books and resources

-podcasts. Jordan B Peterson and Jocko

  • reading books. Valuable books. Not memes gulag archipelago, a brief history of time, a people's history of the United States , python the hard way

  • learn to play guitar or piano. You can get cheap starter ones for under 100

-podcasts calisthenics. Burpees, pushups, etc. Hell you could bring a kettlebell to work

  • YouTube has some good educational sources. Colleges lectures and what not.

  • Go back to school do your homework at night or take some online classes

Hell you could do online surveys for money and get paid a little extra. It's not much but it'll raise your hourly wage

[–]abomba242 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Don't forget joe rogan! Love the range of topics on there

[–]vullnet12312 points13 points  (0 children) | Copy

Try finding another job imo. I used to do night shift fast food until I got into the trades, my mood and happiness got better once I had a steady morning schedule.

[–]Fromstatepharm24 points25 points  (4 children) | Copy

Bring in a guitar

[–]VaN__Darkholme6 points7 points  (3 children) | Copy

justinguitar dot com. Best place to learn it online for free

[–]Krebota1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

Dude. Thank you so much

[–]VaN__Darkholme0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

No problem, man. Just put in quality time for your practice and you will sound good to normies in a few months’

[–]Krebota0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Probably even less, I have a lot of musical experience. I simply never got into guitar

[–]rizzyfromthe99 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

Learn how to invest/trade stocks

[–]2319Skew38 points39 points  (3 children) | Copy

Picture it like prison without the rape and develop yourself. Just try not to convert to Islam.

[–]HumbleTrees19 points20 points  (1 child) | Copy

So like prison, with none of the good bits?

[–]3141592652-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

To each their own

[–]z2a1-94 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]1Red_Pill_Brotherhood21 points22 points  (0 children) | Copy

Get on your purpose and do that at work.

Edit: get outta the nightshift.

[–]thrwy754798 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Read, learn, seek methods to grow wealth.

[–]fuddubandha25 points26 points  (6 children) | Copy

Self learn Programming and advance in career to work from home.

[–]asktrpmax[S] 4 points5 points  (5 children) | Copy

What could you realistically achieve after self learning programming?


[–]fuddubandha9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

SQL database is best learning and can be learned through self tought and YouTube. ORACLE DBA ADMINs can easy get you good paying job.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children) | Copy

A lot of things

[–]Happy_Pizza_4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'll assume one hour is break where you don't do anything.

1 hour to work out.

1 hour to read the news in depth (subscribe to some good magazines like the Economist, Foreign Affairs, ect. I can give you recommendations.). Or just do reading in general.

1 hour to learn a new language.

Next 3-4 hours, enroll in some online courses and spend the rest of the time getting an education. Learn to code, learn to trade stocks, or whatever. You need to spend some of this time doing something involving money or your future career.

[–]PhaedrusHunt7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Learn another language. Listen to a zillion books. Voice journal. Listen to podcasts.

[–]overcomplicate3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

I don’t know why everyone’s hating on your job sounds like a good gig to me, not every job is going to be a career

[–]asktrpmax[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah man it’s pretty damn easy and higher pay than any of my student jobs

[–]lestrenched4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Reading the comments, I sum up:-

  1. Learn to code. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Python.
  2. Learn a language.
  3. Read books.
  4. Workout.

[–]travhall192 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

i personally would be making beats, reading, working out, and meditating

[–]HumbleTrees2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Study PRINCE2 project management and get a better job as a project coordinator or project manager.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

My 2 cents: For everyone saying coding, great, that's a good start. I started learning JavaScript. Similar situation, at fortune whatever company, not night shift. Realized I hate coding a year later. However, it's highly useful when using with other things I do like and that do make me a lot of money. Other than that, dude just self improvement however it works best for you. Podcasts and YouTube videos, cheap paid tutorials are out there now for anything you can think of. I work with a lot of people who waste time and are happy being stagnant and will be in the same place in 10 years.

[–]palsnotkcots5 points6 points  (10 children) | Copy

For real just enroll in classes

[–]asktrpmax[S] 2 points3 points  (9 children) | Copy

I’m already a uni graduate

[–]FitFinancier3 points4 points  (8 children) | Copy

So why are you doing graveyard shift security work? Maybe do some further study so you can get a more relevant job...

[–]asktrpmax[S] 6 points7 points  (7 children) | Copy

It’s only once/twice a week and pays the bills

[–]FitFinancier-3 points-2 points  (6 children) | Copy

Are you doing anything else since you've graduated?

Edit: Lol at downvoting rather than replying. Reality must suck a bit eh?

[–]Standgrounding0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

Imagine continuing studies

[–]FitFinancier1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy

Imagine graduating from university and being a mall cop on grave yard shift

[–]Standgrounding1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy

Welcome to reality. How many people don't get to work where they wanted to?

How many people finish physics / liberal arts (making a point to elucidate that both "useful" and "useless" degrees have difficulties if without connections) work as cashiers in mcd, security guards and some other low grade jobs?

[–]FitFinancier-2 points-1 points  (2 children) | Copy

I secured full-time work within my field prior to graduating thanks to networking (including unpaid internships) and trying to create opportunities for myself, but thanks for the welcome to reality...

I'm aware that it's pretty common, but the guy came here seeking "what should I do during this graveyard shift" when in reality, if he did some further study (Honours if eligible, maybe a coursework based Masters, some certs or whatever) he can have another window at the intern/grad recruitment scheme, and actually put his undergrad degree to good use.

Or he can say 'fuck study' and continue being a mall cop, with minimal chance of breaking into his desired industry...

[–]Standgrounding0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

He's now looking for a side hustle to advance to the industry.

That's the best he can do for now instead of further deepening his student's debt

[–]daheffalump4 points5 points  (7 children) | Copy

Cybersecurity. Slated to be one of the fastest growing industries and pays bank.

[–]asktrpmax[S] 3 points4 points  (6 children) | Copy

Is this something you know a lot about? Could you give me a realistic breakdown of how a guy with no direct experience but decent IT knowledge could start? Online courses etc

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[–]Standgrounding1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]trancedj2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

Replying to see answer.

[–]Valyarian1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

me aswell

[–]daheffalump1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

okay, here is a little bit of info. With all the cities being cyber attacked right now, all the email scams, and countries doing shady shit, cybersecurity is going to be one of those professions that will be around forever. Its not extremely hard or expensive to get started. your first step will be to get into a help desk. Start with A+ certificate, then Network+, then Security+. 500 bucks to take each exam, there are hundreds of Youtubes that will walk you through the whole dang thing for free, but might be outdated. Look for professor messor on youtube. Or go for a masters in Cybersecurity for 40k.

So many ways to get started. Learn some stuff online, buy a book, watch videos, get your toes in, spring for a test.

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[–]VaN__Darkholme0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Penile tugs x Failure

[–]maximusnaya3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Calisthenics work out and enroll in a master degree. Good luck my friend.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (8 children) | Copy

Trade stocks

[–]Monitorul0 points1 point  (7 children) | Copy


[–]Jabbermouth4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy


Jk, read up on investopedia and watch YouTube videos

[–]Standgrounding0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy

Robinhood, if you want to join I’ll invite you and we both get a free stock

[–]asktrpmax[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Not available in the UK otherwise I would

[–]nsisongg1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

  1. Learn the stock market (FTSE I guess)
  2. Learn to code & software dev
  3. Build FSTE’s robinhood

[–]xxx69harambe69xxx1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yea I'm sure this guy is gonna start beating out hedge funds

[–]WolfofAllStreetz0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]AshyBoneVR41 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sounds like you work in IT lol.

I do a mixture of listening to music, studying philosophy and psychology by either reading CREDITABLE online material or watching videos, write stories, poems, or draw. I'm also in school so I have time to do homework. I'll nap every so often when I don't get enough sleep during the day, run 3 miles on my lunch hour, and waste time on reddit. So it's a mix of good and bad for me.

[–]0_0Sup1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Free online college course's. You don't get credit but it's free and they'll grade your papers. You get to learn subjects for free so you actually know them if you ever decide to take the coarse for real and get credit. Many universities are doing it. Good schools to, like Harvard University for one.

[–]FemtoG1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

plan your life and ideally have that plan involve productive shit you can do that heads towards your goal.

[–]TigerXtrm1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Well, assuming you're able to multitask at least a little and eye the monitors at least once in a while;

  • Learn to code, or learn IT networking. Skilled programmers and network engineers are worth their weight in gold, and the demand for them will only get higher as every corner of the world relies on tech and computers. If you don't want to spend your entire life in a security booth and want job security (ha) in a vital industry that isn't going away any time soon, this is the way to go. Code if you're good with numbers/logical thinking, networking if you're more of a 'working with your hands' kind of person.
  • Read books.
  • Do creative things. Writing, drawing, designing, etc.
  • Read Wikipedia, learn new things about the world, be curious.

[–]VigilantSmartbomb1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Podcasts upon podcasts,

Certifications upon certifications

Do night school at work

Also, How do I get involved lol I could use something like this

[–]cydestiny1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I would start by asking yourself: What is the value you can bring to this world in this life?

Make sure it's really something you believe in and really want to attain.

[–]placatedpelican1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I used to do push ups and situps, play my ps4(i bought a hotspot so i can go online) and sleep.

The pay was trash but i was getting paid to do nothing.

I had double monitors and one was not used for the cameras.

[–]kyzen1421 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Learn video editing or do drop shipping business.

[–]noserotoninforu1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Hey man, I work in a steel mill for 12hrs on night shift. When it’s slow and we aren’t running, it’s the worst so I understand what you’re coming from!

If you haven’t before, GO TO SCHOOL and enroll in online classes and take this time to come up. If not doing this, you should be reading text books or browsing IG/YT/Reddit for lifting stuff or Fitness/etc.

Whatever you do do not play games on your phone and sit there. It creates a horrible mindset and is generally not good for your mental health which needs stimulated during that time. Also take Vitamin D.

Anymore questions on this let me know!

[–]abomba241 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Study a new profession (business or tech imo for time investment vs income), podcasts, etc. Almost jealous of all that time

[–]Zombiespire1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Read non fiction or write if that's your thing.

[–]ducaati1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'd have a device without social media on it. I just don't have enough self control. Learn languages.

[–]linkofinsanity190 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I did this exact same job about 5 years ago. I wasn't allowed to have my phone, so I started reading books.

[–]voluntarygang0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Quit and find something else asap, the disruption to your body due to not sleeping at night is not worth the money/lack of work!!

[–]drivaPN0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

First of all please buy a postural chair, the ones with no back and with the place for putting your knees. It's not good to sit this long, and having a good posture and straight back is fundamental to get in a good physical and mental shape

[–]30dirtyfingers0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Literally, exactly what im doing here 95% of the time.

Read (I go to school for a masters degree)

Stretch/workout (mainy stretching and calisthetics, no weights at work)

Meditate (fuck watching the cameras)

Sidebar (all day)

I take these 8 hours and do with said restrictions.

[–]D5R0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Fucking night shifts kill me. If I could do something productive it would be to learn new stuff. Browsing and learning different things.

[–]nixon9930 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I worked as a security for couple of years its very boring for me

[–]TheDemeisen0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

learn to touch type? (I am using )
learn programming? ( C, C++ or looks like Rust in the next thing to know)
Read networking text book ( Computer Networks 4th Edition by Andrew S. Tanenbaum )

[–]robetyarg0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I work nights and I fill my time with reading, podcasts, and reading up on stuff that is relevant to my career goals.

[–]DonBullDor0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]ColdBeing0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If you want to go into the IT field, start studying for CompTia certifications

[–]moppalady0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Learn a language especially via anki flashcards. It's really rewarding and helps pull a lot.

[–]nothestrawberrypatch0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Im a plant operator. 12 hours a day and I do anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour of actual work a day.

I study. This shift I have been studying stocks and investing. Learning about ETFs, dividends, reading company financials etc.

I opened up a practice trading account, along side a real account. In the practice account Im up 2k on the first day (n00b gainz) but its a testament of what I've read and been following.

In the past I've read books on shit that interests me, philosphy, Redpill material.

Anything i can do to improve my life i take up. Ive even considered opening up an Amazon store and operating it from work.

[–]Practical-Animal0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

What's your dream job?

[–]himmi20180 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Go online, get some free data science courses

[–]Dark_Omikron0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Definitely start to program and learn useful languages like c++ or python. Java might be an option too. In germany we have a book called "java is an island too" and it has a nice reputation foe being a good beginners book, if you manage to get it in your country. Aside from that courses on udemy are an option for learning languages and also books like "how to think like a programmer". After a while you can also start to solve problems on leetcode, coderbyte, hackerrank etc.

[–]PinstripePride970 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Read books. Learn coding. Learn digital marketing.

You are blessed to be paid for that time that you could use to develop.

[–]still_unresolved-1 points0 points  (2 children) | Copy

Coding is omega and blue pill

[–]theherosmyth0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Why do you say that?

[–]still_unresolved0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Html, css, web coding is for code monkeys and most software is shit

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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