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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.

Offline HU This

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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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 04, 2015, 11:54 »
I'm over 40 and don't mind shift work.  The appeal to me is the time off that is available if you only work the shift as it's laid out (at my site anyway).  The bad part is that there is so much overtime that no one works just their normal schedule.  Unless you're on vacation, you're working overtime.  We routinely run up against Fatigue Rule limits.

Offline Jon92179

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 28, 2016, 12:27 »
Does anyone have a working 4 crew shift schedule with training?

Offline Rerun

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« Reply #27 on: Feb 28, 2016, 12:40 »
Huh 4 crews in Nuclear and arent you just getting into it?

Offline minor1175

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #28 on: Mar 16, 2016, 12:43 »
Any one has a scheduler idea for a 24/7 with 6 employees? That's including weekends. None peak hours are from 12AM to 7AM. Thanks

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #29 on: Mar 20, 2016, 01:03 »
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!
Man, that sounds awesome.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #30 on: Apr 12, 2016, 09:29 »
I work 4 - 10s.
Too old for shift work. Did that from the 70s to the 90s.

Offline MisplacedHog

Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2016, 10:20 »
Can someone explain the four day relief week to me?  I interviewed for a position this week and there was a 4 day relief week on the tail end of the normal shift sets.  I don't work a relief week at the plant I'm at now.  What exactly does the relief week accomplish/what is it's purpose?

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2016, 11:40 »
The relief crew works an eight hour day. Normally they work out of the WCC. The duty crew takes care of their unit but the relief does all the work scheduled in the plant for the day, SP's etc.

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« Reply #33 on: Sep 14, 2016, 08:46 »
At my plant we work 4-12s for 6 weeks on days followed by 4 weeks on nights. The training happens at the beginning and end of day shift cycle. It's still a 5 week cycle with the 7 day off periods, except no constant switching back and forth.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #34 on: Sep 15, 2016, 05:36 »
JROBs post on shift schedule sounds great!!  I had heard about it through the grapevine.  That is the way a rotating shift should be.  The constant switching back and forth killed me on the other rotating schedule.

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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #35 on: Sep 16, 2016, 03:06 »
At my plant we work 4-12s for 6 weeks on days followed by 4 weeks on nights. The training happens at the beginning and end of day shift cycle. It's still a 5 week cycle with the 7 day off periods, except no constant switching back and forth.

Can you please clarify this? 6 weeks of days then 4 weeks of nights, but you still have 7 day off periods......and its still a 5 week cycle?
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Re: anybody have a rotating shift schedule that they like?
« Reply #36 on: Sep 17, 2016, 08:18 »
So if you just combine two five-week rotations but have all the Day on-shift weeks in the first half and all the Night on-shift weeks in the second half (like Training-Days-Days-Days-Days-Training-Nights-Nights-Nights-Nights), you effectively get six weeks of 'days' - as Training is a day-schedule week - followed by four weeks on nights.

This only works if you work one of the schedules where the Day and Night periods are the same number of days, and arranged roughly the same way, so you can more easily swap them around. If you work a hybrid schedule it's different.
« Last Edit: Sep 17, 2016, 08:21 by Red Gold »

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« Reply #37 on: Sep 19, 2016, 12:38 »
So if you just combine two five-week rotations but have all the Day on-shift weeks in the first half and all the Night on-shift weeks in the second half (like Training-Days-Days-Days-Days-Training-Nights-Nights-Nights-Nights), you effectively get six weeks of 'days' - as Training is a day-schedule week - followed by four weeks on nights.

This only works if you work one of the schedules where the Day and Night periods are the same number of days, and arranged roughly the same way, so you can more easily swap them around. If you work a hybrid schedule it's different.


Are you on online avg or MDO at your site?  We run MDOs here, and typically your cycle value is going to have to match up with your rotation pattern.  Say you have a 10 week rotation, a 35 day cycle is going to get you optimal use of your time, whereas a 12 week rotation is going to allow full use of the 42 days permissible under online rules. 

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« Reply #38 on: Sep 19, 2016, 01:38 »
Are you on online avg or MDO at your site?......

based on personal experience at the commercial site where this user runs the numbers,...

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