4/10 Compressed Work Pattern

This shift pattern supports the standard 4/10 compressed work schedule. Two teams are required, with each team working 10 hours a day for 4 straight days. Team 1 works Monday to Thursday while Team 2 works Tuesday to Friday.

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4/10 Compressed Work Schedule
 

Characteristics

Plan IDN2TF10-1
Name4/10 Plan
ApplicabilityCompressed work schedule
Teams Required2
ShiftsDay (10-hr)
Repeat Cycle7 days
RotationFixed plan, no rotation
Average Hours per Week40
Staffing FluctuationFull (100%) staffing level from Tuesday to Thursday. 50% staffing level on Monday and Friday. Weekends are off.
Pluses
  • 40 hours per week
  • 3-day weekend every week
Minuses
  • 10-hr shift
  • Both teams work from Tuesday to Thursday but only one team works on Monday or Friday
Common UsageCompanies and government agencies offering employees the 4/10 work schedule as an alternative to the basic 9 to 5 schedule.
Notes