Definitions

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  • n. Scheduled work outside of customary daylight working hours.
  • n. A mode of employment in which sets of workers are rotated to maintain a continuous 24/7 operation.

Etymologies

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shift +‎ work.

Examples

  • My hubby works shift work that is not easy and has some rather dreadful hours. because I'm home for a majority of time, we're able to spend it together whereas for so many couples with both out working where shiftwork is a factor, they hardly see each other, let alone the children.

    When Children Are Grown

  • I work nights in a hospital and my partner does a ton of shiftwork - so often the 2 days a week I do work The Dictator spends at one of two of the Grandparents houses.

    Gone

  • The hours are craptastic but the pay is decent, and a lot of students prefer it to shiftwork or waitressing.

    Congo Mom Morphs “Vacation” into $1 Million Taxpayer Debit

  • Or maybe you have your ‘weekend’ during the week due to shiftwork.

    Friday, January 11, 2008 | Lifehacker Australia

  • Personally I'm still amazed that the Catholic church isn't advocating shiftwork as a form of contraception.

    News from the House of Sticks -

  • Part of it was due to the rigors of shiftwork, part was due to the fact that we have worked miles apart for years now, and part of it because I have always been quite independent and have never been much of a "homebody".

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Working shiftwork, he really needed it to be dark when he slept, and with only one north-facing window, that room is easier to darken.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Of course if I did shiftwork or was employed from, say, a Wednesday-Sunday, I'm guessing all the basis for the above would change.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • This feeling has been going on for at two weeks that I'm certain of, and perhaps a month before that when I was blaming all my downers on shiftwork.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • To think some men refuse to work if they dont get a decent wage cho: It's speed up shiftwork and overtime for you

    Speed Up, Shiftwork and Overtime

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