For example, your work shift starts every day at 8:00pm and ends at 5:00am in the morning the next day. If you wanted to explain this to someone, but you do not need to be specific about the start and end times, how would you say this?
My shift crosses a/the date/dates.
My shift spreads over two days.
My shift goes across a/the date/dates.
My shift crosses/passes the midnight.
My shift spreads across two days.
I am not sure how to describe this, and I only came up with the ones listed above. I don't even know they make sense. Can someone please tell me what is the most natural way to say this?
I don't want it to be too long like:
My shift starts and ends on different days.
My shift starts on a day and ends the next day.
Edit 1: Thanks everyone for the comments and answers. I have actually heard people say "I work the night shift", and "I have an overnight shift." This seems to be the most natural way to say this.
Now, as I mentioned in one of my comments, I am creating a manual for my clients. The manual is for a computer system I created that allows the user to enter their shift time details (such as start time, break time, and end time). In some cases in the manual, there will be a case where I would like to start the sentence with "If your shift ... ". In this case, how would you say what I want to say?
Can you just say "If your shift is overnight"?
Edit 2 Thanks again everyone. I am also thinking both
If your shift crosses over to the next day
If your shift goes into the next day
might work too. Do these sound natural to you guys?