The Return of the Third Shift Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Google+E-mailShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp 1 Order Up Arlene Oswald, a cook at Ross’ Eatery & Pub, works late to feed third-shift employees near Lordstown, Ohio. Photographs by: Daniel Shea for Bloomberg Businessweek 2 Late-Night Pit Stop Mike Rhodes, a work-family representative at GM’s auto manufacturing complex in Lordstown, Ohio, stops at the gas station before his third shift. 3 Anatomy of a Compact Inside the Chevy Cruze factory, Lordstown, Ohio. 4 Waiting for Quiet Time Aaron Bohr’s family runs the Barrel of Monkeys child-care center, where workers’ kids can stay overnight. 5 Sleepover Barrel of Monkeys child-care center, where workers’ kids can stay overnight. 6 Down the Line Floyd Bradley Jr., a hood-and-door fitter at the GM plant, inspects sedans rolling off the line during the wee hours. 7 Now Inspecting Third-shifter Teresa Thomas checks car underbellies at GM’s Lordstown complex. 8 Shoulder Pain Venus Walker says working the third shift allows her to attend her children’s school functions. 9 Quittin’ Time The end of the third shift, in the parking lot of the Chevy Cruze factory in Lordstown, Ohio. 10 The Rooster Crows Bobbi Marsh’s neighborhood in the early morning, close to the GM plant. 11 After-Work Car Pool Bobbi Marsh took her son to school—after getting off work. 12 Happy Hour This eatery is open until 1 a.m. to serve shift workers. It opens again early in the morning to feed workers returning home from their shifts.