365x24x7

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Thu Apr 21 21:51:50 CDT 2011


On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 02:48:16PM +1200, Mark Foster wrote:
> On Fri, April 22, 2011 1:38 pm, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at mompl.net> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> I Fully agree.
> >>
> >> I think it may pay off to search for people who suffer "Delayed sleep
> >> phase
> >> syndrome" to do night shift. They'll be happy and you'll actually have
> >> someone who is more awake and alert than the average person at that time
> >> of
> >> day.
> >>
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome
> >>
> >> I think the IT world has a more than average incidence of people with
> >> this
> >> particular syndrome, at least in my experience.
> >>
> >> Of course in practice you would want to word your vacancy in such a way
> >> it
> >> doesn't sound silly. But I think it could be worth it to put an emphasis
> >> on
> >> it.
> >>
> >
> > I'd just go with "people who really enjoy energy drinks."
> 
> 
> Many of you folks actually worked Nightshift for any duration?
> Most folks I know working in shifts are either IT folks or Emergency
> Services folks.  Both groups recognise the value of actually having
> conventional working hours, at least for part of the time.
> Folks on permanent night-shift risk becoming isolated from a good chunk of
> society and I would expect to see some churn over time.
> 
> One watch centre I worked with used to run a 3 week rotation of days,
> 'lates' and 'overnights' which averaged out to 40hrs/week during the
> course of the year.
> 
> Another used something similar to the 2days-2nights-4off model I mentioned
> previously.
> 
> The remainder split the overnight work into weeknights and weekends, and
> tended to attract students for the weekend shifts.
> 
> Mark.
> 

	night/early morning  by  preference for nearly 20 years....
	YMMV.

/bill




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