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swing shift

A work shift typically beginning in the late afternoon or early evening and ending around midnight. I worked the swing shift at a 24-hour restaurant for a while, and it really messed up my body clock. I hate it when they put me on the swing shifts at the hospital.
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swing shift

n. an evening work shift in a factory, usually from midafternoon to midnight. (see also graveyard shift.) My brother works the swing shift, so I never get to see him.
See also: shift, swing
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Managers of a southern pine sawmill wished to know the effect of adding an extra grader to the day and swing shift in the planer mill.
Downtime was recorded during the day shift and swing shift. There was no distinction made between shifts, either for data collection or process modeling.
First, numerous officers from each shift indicated that they have driven drowsy at some point--16 percent of night shift officers, 12 percent of swing shift, and 2 percent of day shift.
Thirty-two percent of night shift officers rated their "ability to accomplish things" as fair to poor, compared to 19 percent of swing shift and 13 percent of day shift.
* videotaping mandatory meetings to allow night and swing shift employees to view them on their regular shifts.
It does absolutely nothing to alleviate the childcare needs of those having to work the austerity-driven shifts, swing shifts or those on zero hour contracts.