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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Psychologist Andrew Smith, who carried out the research at Cardiff University, said: 'The swing shift is the killer'The obvious conclusion is that workers should try to avoid split shifts and other schedule changes that put their body clocks out of kilter.
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Swing Shift: "All-Girl" Bands of the 1940s by Sherrie Tucker.
Now she's one-half of the Los Angeles performance/teaching team Swing Shift with dancer Peter Flahiff, and even a near-fatal accident while rehearsing a lift hasn't tamed her enthusiasm for spreading the swing dance gospel.
Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940's by Sherrie Tucker Duke University Pressm, June 2000, $29.95, ISBN 0-822-32485-7