Different Shifts and What Do They Mean

Typically shifts are written with the number of working days, a slash, then the number of days off.

Some Typical Shifts

21/7 = Work 21 days, 7 days off
20/8 = Work 20 days, 8 days off
14/7 = Work 14 days, 7 days off
10/4 = Work 10 days, 4 days off
5/2 = Work 5 days, 2 days off

Compressed Work Week

A contractor may decide to work a compressed work week which is 10 hours per day for 4 days per week. This is often called 4/10 or four tens. Don’t confuse this with the 10/4 shift.
For more information on Compressed Work Week schedules, check out section 301 of our agreement.

A Dispatch Request for a compressed work week will always be displayed as:

Shift: 4/3
Hours: 10 Hours/Day