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Adam Atkinson ghira at mistral.co.uk
Sun Apr 17 04:09:48 CDT 2011


Bill Stewart wrote:

> Rotating shifts between daytime and nighttime is a horrible thing to
> do to your workers, both for their health and their attention span.
> Full-time night work isn't great, but rotating work is even worse.
> Apes are generally diurnal, not nocturnal or crepuscular.   Shuffling
> who has to work which days is annoying enough.

I spent several months working in a place with rotating shifts. One week 
10pm to 7am, then the next week 2pm to 10pm then the week after 7am to 
2pm and then repeat. I never understood why they were different lengths 
either. It was pretty grim and I'd much prefer to have had shifts change 
ever few months.

Some people claimed they'd have preferred it if we'd changed to the 
_following_ shift rater than the preceding shift each week but never 
having tried that I don't know how it would be.




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