Parents don't let their daughter sleep after her night shift - they want her to wake up to spend time with them
May 20, 2022
Sleeping is essential to regain one's strength to be able to face a new working day in the best possible shape. Unfortunately, some jobs force us to completely change our routine, especially if we are forced to work night shifts. For all those people who start work in the evening and come home at seven in the morning, it is clear that the day cannot start before two or three in the afternoon. A 24-year-old girl shared her work experience story on Reddit and how her family doesn't seem to support her in the slightest. The young woman returns from work at 7.30 in the morning, but her parents expect her to wake up around 11am, so "she doesn't lose a day" and "is able to spend more time with the family".
Many young people start working while they still continue to live in their parents' home. The girl, who is the subject of this story, is 24 years old and stressed about the fact that she cannot move out of her parents' home at the moment. And the stress comes from the conditions of her coexistence with her parents which have become unbearable. The problem is that the young woman works at night and, on returning home at 7:30am in the morning, she needs to sleep all morning in order to recover her strength. This would be natural, except for the fact that her parents continually wake her up at around 11am in the morning, to force her to be active during the day and to spend some time with the family. It goes without saying that the young woman needs to rest to recover from her night shift, so this habit of her parents has caused serious tensions to build up in the house.
"They want me to be awake so I can spend time with the family. I understand this, but I'm available to spend time with them in the afternoon. I don't see why it has to be at noon?" wrote the young woman on Reddit.
The young woman went on to describe how she manages to protect herself from her parents who want to see her up and aobut every morning, but admits that the situation is deteriorating: "I started to lock myself into my room and they stopped waking me up. But then they started playing music loudly to wake me up - so I started using earplugs. They called me on my cell phone to wake me up, so I put the phone on 'do not disturb' mode. " In short, it seems that her parents really don't want her to sleep in peace! But as she herself pointed out, she doesn't go out to have fun at night and then sleeps all day: she goes out at night to work!
The young woman wondered if she is handling the situation appropriately and Reddit users have not hesitated to show her all their support. Most of them sided with the young woan, suggesting "take revenge" on her family in the following way: "You should go into their rooms in the middle of the night and wake them up because "you want to spend time with your family" and see how they like it."
We hope that this situation can be resolved soon and in the best way possible. Hopefully soon, this young woman can eventually find a little more support and understanding from her parents.