I worked from about 10 pm until 7 am. I then either went home and slept until noon, or went to class and then home and slept until noon. I got up, went to class until 5 pm or so, then taught a class until 9 pm. Home to change. Then back to work. In between all that, I raised my daughters, studied, did homework, graded homework, and had a life.

So, when my morning relief showed up 15 minutes late, complaining about having to get up early and being tired, I took offense. YOUR JOB IS TO BE AT WORK ON TIME! Other people have things to do. When I showed up at work 15 minutes early, they would book it out of there. But to have them allow me the same was too much to ask.