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    Is anybody out there working the 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 24 off, 24 on, 96 off, shift schedule? If so what are the pros and/or cons of this type of work schedule.
    We are currently working the 24 on and 48 off which I have done for 23 years, I am really not sure what to think about it yet.
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    I like it. Work 3 out of 5 and take 4 off. Unless its k-day time and your forced to take 6 off.I prefer this sched.

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    I work 24 on 24 off, every six I get 72. Either one of those would be great.

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    24 on 24 off 24 on, then 5 days off.

    Cant beat it

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    I work 24/7/11

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    My department currently does 4's and 6's, i.e. W-O-W-O-W-O-W-O-O-O-O-W-O-W-O-W-O-W-O-O-O-O-O-O, the shifts being 24 hours. That 4th shift of the tour can really suck sometimes.

    Some of us are interested in pushing for 48 on and 96 off, i.e. W-W-O-O-O-O. This way, we would be commuting a lot less (I live 9 miles from the city but it usually takes me 20-30 minutes to get to work), there would be less duplication of things like housework and apparatus inventory checks, etc.
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    We work the schedual you are talking. We call it the "ABC kelly", or "california schedual". I love it, I never need to take vacation to head north and get out of the heat. If I take a shift off I get siz days off . THe set doeesn't drag on even if we get hammered unless I work on my between days. I hope I never have to work 24/48.
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    3 on every other day and then 4 off is a good schedule. That's what I work. It is really nice to have 4 days off. My next favorite would be what tailboard jockey outlined. He says the 4th shift might drag. That depends on your call volume. I think it would work here. We average 7 calls a day from my station.

    I'm working now. It sure is nice to know i will get off at 7am tomorrow and not have to come back until Monday. (Today is Wednesday if your reading this late).

    My personal opinion, go for the 4 days off and if you can handle it, go for the 6 days off.

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