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It's my job, and you just fight through it.
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Your body temperature goes down, but I don't really ever seem to want to go to sleep. The longest stint of night shifts I have done, without day shifts between, was eight weeks. I was carrying chilled food products. It was a similar journey every night, from Taunton up to Oxford, down to Southampton and then back to Taunton.