I've worked Swing and Graveyard shift for the last 9 years. Before that I worked Swing shift off and on for a large corporation while going to school and running a band. Looking back I don't know how in the world I did it. Now I'm looking for other band opportunities but working nights means I can only rehearse on Sat or Sun. As a BL I can make that work but as a new band member with very little clout it puts a damper on opportunities. So just curious how many of you work off shifts and how you deal with band things EDIT: If you play out & have a regular job, what shift do you work in your regular job. If you work an off shift how do you make things work for gigs and band practice. If you don't play out then check that box, if you feel shift work is the reason for not playing out please explain.