I just wanted to reach out and see what the industry is doing in the way of schedules for employees. Primarily, Operations and Maintenance. We have an opportunity to make some changes and we're wondering what the standard is for the industry. Five 8hr shifts? Four 10hr shift? Splits? On call?
PWM is a 24/7 Small Hub airport with almost 2 million passengers annual and growing. We have a brutal Winter that requires a lot of overtime and a beutiful Summer and people like to use their vacation time. I am new here, but we have a bit of a consistency issue in that the entry level Ops position has a 4/10 schedule while the supervisors have a 5/8 plus two shifts that are two 8hr/two 12hr shifts for weekend coverage. While we would love to develop something that is preferable for our employees, ultimately we need coverage.
So, how do you do it?