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Re: 365x24x7
From: Jeffrey Lyon <jeffrey.lyon () blacklotus net>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:53:26 -0400

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM,  <bmanning () 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 () 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
jeffrey.lyon () blacklotus net | http://www.blacklotus.net
Black Lotus Communications - AS32421
First and Leading in DDoS Protection Solutions


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