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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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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.
To address this issue, the museum contracted with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to obtain the services of two off-duty, uniformed officers during the swing shift and two during the graveyard shift.
Swing Shift offers engaging tales of many specific bands, among them Spitalny's all-white, all-girl band; the lesser-known Prairie Coeds formed at a black, four-year, state-funded Texas college; the occasionally coddled International Sweethearts of Rhythm; and the "raggedy" but swinging Darlings of Rhythm.
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.
Astrid Gilberto (Ron Hillis, claiming 5lb) wins the juvenile fillies' maiden from On Y Va (Robert Williams/ Ray Cochrane) and the other two are ridden by 7lb claimer Lee Newton as Mel's Rose beats Kremlin Guard (James Toller/ George Duffield) in the seven-furlong handicap and Aptitude is too good for Swing Shift (Luca Cumani/Ray Cochrane) in the 10-furlong heat.
The next day, Jimmy was out job-hunting again, having refused PM's demand that he work swing shift for no more money than he was already getting.
Wolves' heads being conked with mallets in Tex Avery's Swing Shift Cinderella.
These aren't necessarily factory workers on the swing shift or graveyard shift.
On Friday, come fly with the Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra as it re-creates an evening with Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, as the pair played together at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966.
They worked together on Swing Shift and Overboard (1987).
Swing Shift TWO of the biggest stars of the 80s, the couple met filming the wartime romance Swing Shift in 1983 and have stayed together ever since, despite never marrying.