48on 96off shift schedule
I brought up the idea to change from the kelly shedule (3's and 4's) to the 48 hours on and 96 hours off to my dept. There is about a 70% interest in a trial. The non supporters feel that 48 hours is too long away from home even though you get a four day every time you come off shift. The BC's who are not in favor fear that the 2nd 24 will be a wasted day because guys will not be motivated.
I know parts of California, Washington, and New Mexico use this schedule.
If you use this schedule, or know someone who does, please respond with pros and cons.
I would hate to have to get a sub...
...that would make for a really, really long shift for subs or overtime.
I prefer 24/48's over that anyday.