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Working the Night Shift in Houston

When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it […]

When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day.

But that pattern – and the environment that is Houston – looks and feels very different if you work the “third shift.” Thousands of Houstonians work while the rest of us sleep. What is the Houston experience for those folks? How does working overnight affect their health and well-being? Their lives outside of work? What do and don’t they see and experience about Greater Houston?

We talk with some night-shifters on this edition of Houston Matters.

Below are the first-person stories of working the night shift, which were heard within the above segment.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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