No can do 6&2 (DC Edition)
My fellow OPS officers,
We have come to the realization that the perfect 12-hour shift schedule or in your case 10 hours is coming to an end. However, we as a collective can hopefully change that!
I am sure many of you would agree that 15 days off a month is better than 7-10 days in any given month. For some perspective in this upcoming 3-month period July 2020-Sept 2020 on the 6-2 schedule we are off 26 days total. On the current 12-hour shift we’ve been doing at HAZY for that same time frame we are off 43 days! For the year, we are off approximately 180 days! Close to 6 months of the year! On this schedule you will barely need to use leave unless you want to have a 6 to 7 day vacation.
The current hours that we work are 0700-1900 & 1900-0700. We have A squad and B squad.
A squads schedule for example in May starting on the 2nd 1 day off the 2nd (Sat) work 3rd-5th(Sun-Tues) off 4 days 6th-9th (Wed-Sat) work 10th-11th (Sun-Mon) Off 12th-13th Work 14th-15th (Thurs-Fri) off 16th (Sat) and then you repeat the cycle.
B squad: Off the 1st (Fri) then works the 2nd (Sat) followed by the 3rd-5th off Sun-Tues then work 4 days 6th-9th (Wed-Sat) off the 10th-11th (Sat-Mon) work 12-13th (Tues-Wed) off 14th-15th (Thurs-Fri) Work the 16th (Sat) and repeat the cycle.
This petition is to call attention to the FACT that many of us at HAZY prefer this 12-hour schedule over the work/life insensitive 6-2 schedule. We think you all in DC and your families will see the benefit in this schedule too. Sign if you agree.