Shift Calendar help

1. Shift schedule

Choose a random day in your shift schedule, like an early or day shift after a break. Start typing every shift separated by comma's using:

Stop typing when the schedule starts to repeat itself. Don't end with a comma.

Example: E,E,L,L,N,N,X,X,X,X

In this schedule you work two early shifts, two late shifts and two nightshifts followed by four days off. Then the schedule starts all over again with two early shifts, etc.

2. Schedule start date

Of course, such a pattern is not enough to define your calendar. The program doesn't know yet when you have to work or not. Now look at the first character of the schedule you typed. In the example it is an E.

Type a date when you worked/will work that shift. It doesn't matter whether it is a date ten years in the past or next week, as long as you worked that particular shift on that day!

Example: 11/25/2008 [mm/dd/yyyy]

3. Copy & paste presets

Do not copy any empty spaces or the program won't work

Name Schedule Date1 Date2 Date3 Date4 Date5
2 team 55 E,E,E,E,E,X,X,L,L,L,L,L,X,X 12/22/2003 12/15/2003      
2 team 1 D,X 12/1/2003 12/2/2003      
3 team 555 E,E,E,E,E,X,X,N,N,N,N,N,X,X,L,L,L,L,L,X,X 12/15/2003 12/22/2003 12/8/2003    
3 team 1 D,X,X 11/5/2003 11/6/2003 11/7/2003    
4 team 11 D,N,X,X 12/2/2003 12/3/2003 12/4/2003 12/5/2003  
4 team 777 E,E,E,E,E,E,E,X,X,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,X,X,X,L,L,L,L,L,L,L,X,X 12/17/2003 12/10/2003 12/3/2003 12/24/2003  
4 team 223 E,E,L,L,L,N,N,X,X,E,E,E,L,L,N,N,X,X,X,E,E,L,L,N,N,N,X,X 12/17/2003 12/10/2003 12/3/2003 12/24/2003  
5 team 222 E,E,L,L,N,N,X,X,X,X 12/10/2003 12/8/2003 12/6/2003 12/4/2003 12/2/2003
5 team 223 E,E,L,L,L,N,N,X,X,X,X,X,E,E,L,L,N,N,N,X,X,X,X,E,E,E,L,L,N,N,X,X,X,X,X 12/3/2003 12/24/2003 12/10/2003 12/31/2003 12/17/2003
5 team 34 E,E,E,X,X,N,N,N,N,X,X,X,L,L,L,X,X,E,E,E,E,X,X,N,N,N,X,X,X,L,L,L,L,X,X 11/5/2003 12/3/2003 11/26/2003 11/19/2003 11/12/2003

4. Links to more shift calendar gadgets & programs