Pros: the peace and quiet to do my job without all the interruptions that were typical of the day shift.
Cons: i had a workload that took every moment i had to compleat it. even over 5 years, i always had all y assignments finished except for maybe 2 or 3 times.
For my last 5 years at DHS I worked the night shift. This shift was approximately 11 hours long.
I managed all types of security issues and violations on my own. I learned to use my own knowledge to solve problems in the middle of the night.
The hardest part of the job was the time I was separated rom my family.
I did enjoy the daily challenge to – more... complete a very heavy workload that was required immediately every morning by Senior Management. I was commended numerous times on my job performance and was promoted twice.
I spent my entire shift gathering,organizing and compiling classified information to be compiled into the morning briefing for the most Senior Leadership. All my time was spent on the computer.
I voluntarily retired after 15 years with the US Government (including 4 years in the US Navy, Honorable Discharge of course). – less