365x24x7 (sleep patterns)

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Apr 15 12:43:54 CDT 2011


On Apr 15, 2011, at 1:41 26PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:

> 
> On Apr 15, 2011, at 12:44 PM, Mark Green wrote:
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>> Suggestion; once on the 'night shift' stay put for at least three months...  Sleep patterns take time to adjust.  Jumping between day and night shifts will burn out even the most motivated employee.  
>> 
> 
> What we found was that we would find people who wanted to be on the night shift, and would NOT like to be changed, at all. Some people like night
> work, or have family situations where it is ideal for them.
> 

Yah.  Read the current news coverage about sleeping U.S. air traffic controllers, especially the articles about how hard it is to switch shifts, and very especially if you do it often.


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