benrules380 wrote:Alright, I looked around and I think that this is the right board to post this on, but let me know if there is another one that would be more appropriate
So I was having a discussion with some of my family when the topic turned to how staying up late can't lead to success. I personally stay up late, but I am also a 19 year old college student working part time, so it isn't really pertinent to this discussion. The question is: Are there careers where people stay up late and still be successful? I know that executives and things like that really high in companies of course work in the day, but I'm sure that there are jobs that pay in the higher bounds of pay that happen at night? What do people in these forums do for work at night. Preferably things that pay like at least $70,000, and if there are things in the mid - upper 6 figures that would be even better. And if you don't personally have one of these jobs, but know somebody with one or of someone that has a high paying late night job, that would be great too.
Any info would be appreciated, because I don't like having arguments that I don't have enough evidence to be sure I'll win. Thanks!
Roosevelt wrote:I wrote:Does Space Teddy Roosevelt wrestle Space Bears and fight the Space Spanish-American War with his band of Space-volunteers the Space Rough Riders?
Angua wrote:High-end chefs can be pretty well paid and tend to work nights.
Hyphe wrote:But he's still getting *enough* sleep; from the way the OP has phrased it, it seems like one side of the argument might be "staying up late when you have to get up in the morning cannot lead to success". Which, while generally true, is highly dependant on the person; some people need lots of sleep, and some need hardly any (Margaret Thatcher was notorious for only needing a few hours a night).
Hyphe wrote:Also, I agree with Ulc's last point. I've not met anyone who's natural sleeping patterns didn't change at least a little during their early-to-mid-twenties.
Choboman wrote:Just looking back on personal experience, I'd suggest that most (though presumably not all) people who claim that they only need 4 - 6 hours of sleep per night either haven't really tried the alternative, or will find that as they get into middle age they'll find that they start needing more.
LaserGuy wrote:It's worth noting that, working a vampire shift where you sleep in the day and work at night works okay if you are on your own, but will require some careful accommodation if you want to have a long-term relationship or marriage. And if you want to have kids, well, good luck making that work.
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