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Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Thu Apr 21 21:53:26 CDT 2011


On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM,  <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:
> 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
>

I've worked night shift as a police officer, 8 x 5. Some of those guys
were there for 20+ years and no one seemed to have a serious issue
with it.

-- 
Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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