The Fun Part- Shift Workers Rule the (Pop Culture) World

Where haven’t shift workers shown up over the years?


  • Fast Food Nation (2006) showed the difficulties of working in slaughterhouses, especially for illegal immigrants
  • North Country (2005) starred Charlize Theron as the woman who won the first major sexual harassment case in the US after taking a job in a mine and facing intense sexism and abuse


  • In that children’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie’s dad was a shift worker, who spent his hours screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste.
  • Fast Food Nation


  • Scrubs
  • Archie Bunker, in the popular 70’s sitcom All in the Family, worked as a taxi driver, foreman, and janitor


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