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Would you have a look at this rota. It can't be right surely?

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notacooldad Fri 10-Aug-18 22:38:54

mI was browsing at jobs and looking at Children's Residential where I currently work.
An example of a weeks rota was this:

Example of one week shift:

Monday: Early " Late " Sleep: 10.00 am to 11.00 pm sleep and wake up at 7.30 and ready and leave at 10.00 am

Tuesday: Day Off

Wednesday: Early " Late " Sleep: 10.00 am to 11.00 pm sleep and wake up at 7.30 and ready and leave at 10.00 am

Thursday: Day Off

Friday: Early " Late " Sleep: 10.00 am to 11.00 pm sleep and wake up at 7.30 and ready and leave at 10.00 am

Saturday: Day Off

Sunday: Early " Late: 7 am to 11pm

To me it appears that you don't actually get a complete day off if you are doing a sleepover and then leaving at 10.00am or am I reading it wrong?

Cleanermaidcook Fri 10-Aug-18 22:54:03

I read it that way too.

notacooldad Fri 10-Aug-18 22:58:23

Blimey, I wasn't very clear in my opening post.
I already work in residential and was just browsing at jobs in the same field. This was in a job advert I came across.
I just thought it was a bit weird.

TittyGolightly Fri 10-Aug-18 22:59:15

10am on Tues to 10am on Weds is 24 hours.

Istolethecookie Fri 10-Aug-18 23:07:47

It’s basically 24 hours on then 24 hours off isn’t it? So I think would meet WT regs etc, and finishing at 10 would still feel like a whole day off for me. (Disclaimer: don’t work in the sector and don’t know what is normal.)

notacooldad Fri 10-Aug-18 23:09:06

*10am on Tues to 10am on Weds is 24 hours.
You will go to bed at 11 O'Clock and will be on a sleepover allowance and back on duty at 7.00am

At my current job we would start at 1 o'clock and go to bed at 10.30 hours, sleep over and be on duty at 7.00hrs and work until 2 o'clock but we are off from 2 o'clock and all of the following day and not start until at least 2 o'clock the day after. We also get two days off together.
This job looks like you don't get any full days off.

RedPill Fri 10-Aug-18 23:16:59

I work in a residential care home and the senior staff members follow a similar rota

letmepeeinpeace Fri 10-Aug-18 23:18:50

Just want to say... You have my dream job! I'm very envious!

notacooldad Fri 10-Aug-18 23:21:40

Redpill so they are not getting any complete days off?

The rota reads that once they have done a sleep they work 2.5 hours that day and then back in the next day and then do another sleep over.

In 30 years of residential from working in Children's homes, Adults with LD, and Elderly I have never seen a rota like the one shown.

RedPill Fri 10-Aug-18 23:44:02

The staff here leave at 8am after a sleep but part of their day off consists of traveling home.

Its not ideal in my opinion and luckily I am not a senior so my rota is different, but they knew what was expected before signing the contract

notacooldad Fri 10-Aug-18 23:49:05

Redpill
Is it private sector that you work for? I work for a large Local Authority.

I am in a senior role but couldn't bare to have to work even an hour or so on my day off. For one, on my day off I am usually heading to the Lake District by 07.00am!

RedPill Fri 10-Aug-18 23:52:49

Yes it's in the private sector

TittyGolightly Sat 11-Aug-18 08:20:50

This job looks like you don't get any full days off.

Legally speaking, 24 hours is a day.

3WildOnes Sat 11-Aug-18 08:35:39

It looks like you would be working 58.5hrs?! If on that shift pattern and having an hour of unpaid breaks per shift.

We work 2-11 Sleep 7-11

notacooldad Sat 11-Aug-18 09:15:44

This job looks like you don't get any full days off.

Legally speaking, 24 hours is a day
Yeah, I guess I'm just used to having a better work life balance and having complete days away from the workplace.i think thsas why I was shocked at the time, especially with leaving at 10.00am, that's eating into your day.

I don't think any of the team will be applying for it!

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