Anyone here fallen asleep at the wheel? I am recovering from being sick and went to work so I wouldn't get fired, but my shit sleep was incredibly shit last night and before I knew it I was hitting the rumble strip (thank fuck).
I'm not really sure what to think since on a backroad I would've gone right into the trees
Went on a super long road trip and got fucked over by other people not caring about my sleep condition.
Let everyone know that I can't get into REM sleep while in a car due to my sleep apnea and I asked many times to let drive in the morning or day time when I was awake but one asshole refused to let me drive until it was 3AM
Now during the 5 hours before, I tried to get sleep but never really got to due to this condition and people being rude.
Once I got to drive bought coffee and energy drinks to keep me up but due to my tolerance to caffeine in general, by 6AM I was having small moments of panicing as I would blink and find myself further up then expected, it was like I was blacking out and waking up in a new place.
I proceed to drive like this for another hour as no one wanted to stop out side of a city as we were in the middle of North Nevada desert.
Once we change drivers I blacked out for 4 hours only to wake up slightly refreshed but piss that I was put into this position. Waking up from blacks outs just suck.
I was then not allowed to drive because "I panicked while driving and someone had to steer for me."
The steering was fucked up too, I was fine and this other ass hole snatch the steering wheel and jerked to the side because I was looking for the light switch while going down a slightly curved road and he was "scared"
I really don't have any arguments. USA does have some really shitty work conditions for a 'first world' country.
There doesn't tend to be slave labor but its really easy for people to fire you. And just because that makes it easy for you to get unemployement doesn't mean you can live on 60% of your old wage or whatever.