Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:15 am (Updated: May 31, 12:31 am)
At this point in my life, sleep usually comes easily.
I’ve not always been so lucky.
During much of the 1990s, I worked at The Associated Press in Chicago, a busy, 24-7 news bureau.
There, employees with families tended to get regular, daytime schedules.
I was one of a handful of single employees who was tossed about the schedule to fill in around them.
My shift, if it could be called that, changed dramatically from week to week. I worked overnights, weekends, started shifts at 6 a.m. and then, later in the week, 5 p.m.
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