Best police schedule

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Best police schedule

Post by Alternateroute » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:37 pm

What’s better 4 on 4 off 10.75 hour shifts, or the pitman?

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Re: Best police schedule

Post by MaClel » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 am

I’m a dispatcher now and have worked both the 4 and 4 12 hour shift as well as the pitman 12 hour. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

Pitman is great because you have every other weekend off and the 2 days go by real quick. The negative is that if you’re on nights, your weekend off is only like 2.5 days if you account for sleep

The 4 and 4 is good because you have 4 days off every week. It also allows you to only take 4 vacation days in order to have 12 days off in a row. The bad is that you work on the weekend for 5 straight weeks then have 3 weekends off.

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Re: Best police schedule

Post by BlueLine » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 pm

I've done 8's with 5x2, 10's with 4x3 and now a modified pitman with 10.5 hour shifts. I love the pitman I have now but not sure how I would feel about it if I was working 12 hours shifts.

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