swing shift

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swing shift

[′swiŋ ‚shift]
(industrial engineering)
Working arrangement in a three-shift, continuously run plant with working hours changed at regular intervals; during a swing shift the morning shift becomes the afternoon shift, while the afternoon shift becomes the morning shift of the next day, with only an 8-hour break on the first day of change.
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On back shift or night shift it's always the same Once that old cage drops through the terrain, First top soil and earth and through solid rock, A man gets to thinking and wants to take stock.
The man was working a back shift in Ayrshire after snowfalls on Monday when he lost control and went off the road.
New features include: Double thickness mast, more grease nipples, back shift arm.
On both occasions the back shift left without testing the discharge because they thought the day shift was going to do it.
AFTER doing a back shift, I finished at 10pm and drove 22 miles to my home in rural Aberdeenshire.
The back shift men had just gone down and most of the fore shift were still underground.
She said: "As I work back shift, the only time my family eat with me was at the weekend so I'd save up enough checks in the week so I could temporarily return to my old ways then.
Not if your husband finishes a back shift early, it isn't," moaned one.
00Hrs each day therefore the Bill of Quantities must be priced accordingly as no extra shall be accepted for back shift working or disruption due to the normal working of the Crematorium as stated.
The accident happened as Tony drove home to his apartment near Limassol after a back shift at the RAF Akrotiri base on the south of the island.
That means nurses who were on permanent night or back shift before the attack will still get their overtime payments as well as basic sick pay.