split shift


: a shift of working hours divided into two or more working periods at times (such as morning and evening) separated by more than normal periods of time off (as for lunch or rest)

Examples of split shift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Metro is requiring supervisors to conduct checks on train operators working split shifts after an intoxicated operator left passengers stranded for 40 minutes last year. Justin George, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 Pay, mandatory part-time employment, and split shifts are all areas Eng said the T is focusing on in its negotiations with unions. Taylor Dolven, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2023 And one of the reasons is because bus driving is a, is a split shift day. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2022 Behavior of students, and parents, erratic behavior of other drivers on the road and the allure of driving for Amazon -- where a driver is not working a split shift --are taking drivers away. Brenda Cain, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2022 Wantable needed to rework its 75,000 square-foot fulfillment center and split shifts to keep social distancing measures. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2020 City employees will be working split shifts to limit the spread of the coronavirus according to Cleveland City Manager Kelly McDonald during the Zoom meeting. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2020 Vance said his staff still comes into the office to work split shifts to keep social distancing to the maximum. al, 8 Apr. 2020 Air Force warplanes are flying fewer missions and conducting fewer trainings, operating with split shifts and split crews to limit the exposure of personnel to the virus. Helene Cooper, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of split shift was in 1943

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“Split shift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20shift. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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