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Superfly

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I'm a NLO and we work a 5 week rotation which includes 1 training week. 12 hour shifts that rotate from days to nights, back to days, back to nights  ::)
In the search I found one good thread that gave me a small sample as to what some of you work and it seems really similar to what I work. I was just wondering if a bunch of you could post your schedules for comparison.
Any of you really like swapping from days to nights or do you have a better schedule than that?
Thanks

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 2011, 06:21 »
That sounds like the one I had at Peach Bottom which I liked very much. Here at Beaver Valley, they are on an 8hr shift schedule, and it sucks IMO. I'd give almost anything to be on 12s again.
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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2011, 07:28 »
One of our groups hated the sleep pattern swaps, and went to a 7-12s days, 7 off, 7 12s nights, couple days off relief week then back to Days rotation.


@Higgs: Workin' 8, ain't it great! ;)
« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2011, 07:29 by HydroDave63 »

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2011, 10:16 »
We work a 5 week rotation:
4-12 hour nights
3 days off
3-12 hour days
1 day off
4-10 hour days (training week)
3 days off
3-12 hour nights
3 days off
4-12 hour days
7 days off and it starts all over again.
I am not fond of rotating to nights but I really like my shift schedule. I love having every 5th week off!

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2011, 12:19 »
One of our groups hated the sleep pattern swaps, and went to a 7-12s days, 7 off, 7 12s nights, couple days off relief week then back to Days rotation.


@Higgs: Workin' 8, ain't it great! ;)

Maybe where YOU work.  8)
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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2011, 10:52 »
We work a 6 week rotation:
4-12 hr nights
48 hours off
3-12 hr days
2 days off
40 hr training week - 8 hr days
3 days off
32 hr Relief - 8 hr days
2 days off
3-12 hr nights
48 hours off
4-12 hr days
8 days off
...and repeat

Offline Starkist

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2011, 01:01 »
One of our groups hated the sleep pattern swaps, and went to a 7-12s days, 7 off, 7 12s nights, couple days off relief week then back to Days rotation.


@Higgs: Workin' 8, ain't it great! ;)

our fatigue rules dont allow 7-12's. Is that just a company thing then?  O.o

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2011, 01:20 »
our fatigue rules dont allow 7-12's. Is that just a company thing then?  O.o

He doesn't fall under our fatigue rules.
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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 2011, 08:01 »
Yeah, I work a five week rotation and love that fifth week off. My only complaint is swapping from days to nights and vice versa all the time. I didn't know if anybody out there had anything that was better. I don't think I'd be able to stand it if I had an 8 hour shift!
Fatigue rules really mess up any adjustments that could be made. Is it just me or do the fatigue rules really stink?

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 16, 2011, 01:02 »
A schedule I am familiar with is:

3-12 hr days (Sat, Sun, Mon)
3 days off  (Tues, Wed, Thur)
4-12 hr nights  (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
7 days off  (Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
3-12 hr nights  (Tues, Wed, Thur)
4 days off  (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
4-12 hr days  (Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri)
2 days off  (Sat, Sun)
4-8 hr days (Training)  (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
1 day off (Fri)
Start over

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 17, 2011, 02:37 »
Come in Thursday night at 8, work 12s and get off Monday morning at 8.
Come in Friday morning at 8 work 12s and get off Sunday night at 8.
Come in Monday night at 8 work 12s and get off Thursday morning at 8.
Come in Monday morning at 8 and get off Thursday night at 8.
One week later start all over again.
A 40 hour week, a 44 hour week, a 36 hour week and a 48 hour week.  13 cycles a year.  With pay for working holidays it is about 17% more than straight time.
 

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #11 on: Aug 17, 2011, 06:15 »
Mids: 1900-0700
Days: 0700-1900
T-Week: 0700-1700

M-W Days
  8 Days off
F-Su Mids
  3 days off
Th-Su Days
  1 day off
Tu-Fr T-week
  2 days off
M-Th mids
  3 days off
Repeat
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Offline Benwah033

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #12 on: Aug 20, 2011, 10:32 »
A schedule I am familiar with is:

3-12 hr days (Sat, Sun, Mon)
3 days off  (Tues, Wed, Thur)
4-12 hr nights  (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
7 days off  (Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
3-12 hr nights  (Tues, Wed, Thur)
4 days off  (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
4-12 hr days  (Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri)
2 days off  (Sat, Sun)
4-8 hr days (Training)  (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
1 day off (Fri)
Start over

This is what we work.  Its not so bad, but your 7 days off is really 5 because youre transitioning from nights to days for the time off, then right back to nights

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #13 on: Aug 21, 2011, 06:12 »
28 day cycle

Mon - Thurs 7a - 7p
7days off
Thurs - Sun 7p - 7a
4days off
Fri - Sun 7a - 7p
24hrs off
Mon - Wed 7p - 7a
4 days off
Start all over

Can't beat it.  Love it!  Those 7 days off are GREAT!

Offline 2009duffy

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2015, 06:40 »
Anyone know the shift schedule at Turkey Point currently?

Offline Frank Cable

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #15 on: Apr 17, 2015, 08:08 »
He doesn't fall under our fatigue rules.

What are fatigue rules?  Is that what you guys call work hour rules?

Offline HydroDave63

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #16 on: Apr 19, 2015, 12:15 »
Yeah 5 eights and in non nuclear 5 eights means 5 eights !

And all the coal dust ya can swallow! ;)

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #17 on: Apr 19, 2015, 01:42 »
Ours is a 10 week schedule with 12 hour shifts.  This allows us to bundle 4 weeks of nights together and then 6 weeks of days.  Both the night shift and the day shifts have a 7 day off in the middle.  Two weeks of the days are for training.  It's okay.  It would be fabulous if we actually could just work the schedule and get the days off that are part of it, and not have to work the excessive overtime. 

Our previous 10 week schedule was better but corporate, in their infinite wisdom, forced us to change it.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #18 on: Apr 19, 2015, 06:33 »
Still it is nice to see a utility address the excessive switching from days to nights then back to days.  Wow STGN I didn't even know a schedule like that existed.  Nice!

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #19 on: Jul 07, 2015, 06:42 »
I enjoy the rotating schedule of 2 months on and 4 months off.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #20 on: Sep 20, 2015, 12:26 »
Here is a 12 hour rotation without a long break

4 Nights (Starting Monday)
Off Friday, Sat, Sun
2 Days (Monday and Tuesday)
Off Wed, Thur, Fri
2 Days (Sat and Sun)
Off Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur
3 Nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)
and the best part
Off Monday, Tues (48 hour Swap to Days)
3 Days (Wed, Thur, Fri)
4 or 5 day Training Week
Repeat

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #21 on: Sep 21, 2015, 06:33 »
No reliefs?

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #22 on: Sep 21, 2015, 02:22 »
Only relief week is when there is no scheduled training during the rotational training week.

The schedule blows, especially if you work any OT, then you are always there.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #23 on: Sep 23, 2015, 09:37 »
I've been told the over/under is age 40. You're over 40 and all rotating shifts are hated and unhealthy. Under 40, it's tolerated and under 30, they're loved.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #24 on: Sep 23, 2015, 10:46 »
I've been told the over/under is age 40. You're over 40 and all rotating shifts are hated and unhealthy. Under 40, it's tolerated and under 30, they're loved.

Sounds right to me ;)

 


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