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Old 11-28-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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Who on here works the DuPont schedule?
If so how do you like it? and how many hours do you get on each of your pay checks?


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Old 11-28-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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Worked it for 4 years ... Hated it!!! Never got fully rested , but of course we always had to work some overtime on our 7 off.... I now have been working 7 on 7 off rotating shift for 10 years and Love it... Cant Remember the hours at the end of the pay period... But what it all boils down to at the end of the day is "Its A Job" ...lol
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:45 PM   #3
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Been on it for 18 years. Never worked another schedule so nothing to reference it to.
36 hrs one week, 48 hrs the next = 84 hrs per check
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:46 PM   #4
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Take 4 days vacation, off for 2 weeks!
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:49 PM   #5
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It’s not a bad schedule if you get your days off. In today’s time with companies running lean most guys never get their “8” day break. Some companies pay different but most pay 48 & 36 with the 8 being overtime which gives you 88 hours of straight time pay per by-weekly pay period.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:50 PM   #6
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Love it. 84 hours a paycheck 76 regular and 8 ot. I have refused going to a mon-fri job, i would have to cancel 2 hunts next year. I will not go to another schedule until i work for myself.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:40 PM   #7
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I worked Dupont schedule for a little over three years. We were forced to work overtime quite a bit. Average was around 700 hrs of overtime per year.

I now work 7 on 7 off with no overtime. Work a week of days then a week of nights. I honestly think if i would have got my days off on the dupont schedule I would have preferred it.

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Old 11-29-2018, 12:21 AM   #8
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Started with Dow Chemical in 2001 where we worked 8 hour shifts (6-6-7) schedule. Hated that. Now been on DuPont schedule for 9 yrs and I wouldn't go back to 8's.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:46 AM   #9
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Ive worked it for 15 years, sometimes it sucks. If you get your days off you only work 14 days a month
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:37 AM   #10
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Been on it for 18 years. Never worked another schedule so nothing to reference it to.
36 hrs one week, 48 hrs the next = 84 hrs per check


On my schedule it shows one week you work day day day off night night night
Wouldnít that be a 72 hour week?


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Old 11-29-2018, 05:38 AM   #11
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Been on it for 18 years. Never worked another schedule so nothing to reference it to.
36 hrs one week, 48 hrs the next = 84 hrs per check
This is correct. Been on it 11 years. Iíd be lying if I said I enjoy it. But, I just hate shift work in general. If you have to work shift work I think itís probably the best one.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:42 AM   #12
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On my schedule it shows one week you work day day day off night night night
Wouldnít that be a 72 hour week?


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For us itís

Friday-Monday night shift(4 nights)

Tuesday-Thursday off(3 off)

Friday-Sunday day shifts (3 days)

Monday off(1 off)

Tuesday-Thursday night shifts (3 nights)

Friday-Sunday off(3 off)

Monday-Thursday day shifts (4 days)

Friday-Thursday off(7 off)

Repeat starting with Friday-Monday nights
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:45 AM   #13
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On my schedule it shows one week you work day day day off night night night
Wouldnít that be a 72 hour week?


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The 3 day shifts is on a separate pay period than the 3 nights. Our 4 nights and 3 days are on one pay period. Then the 3 nights and 4 days on the other . So on our 3 day weekend shift Sunday the last 8 hours are overtime. On the 4 day shifts Thursday the last 8 hours are overtime. Hope this helps
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:48 AM   #14
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On my schedule it shows one week you work day day day off night night night
Wouldnít that be a 72 hour week?


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Probably your short change week. On that week you will be off Monday. Work Tues-Thur. Off Fri-Sun. Next week is hell week.
Mon-Thur then off for 7.

36 + 48 = 84.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:56 AM   #15
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For us itís

Friday-Monday night shift(4 nights)

Tuesday-Thursday off(3 off)

Friday-Sunday day shifts (3 days)

Monday off(1 off)

Tuesday-Thursday night shifts (3 nights)

Friday-Sunday off(3 off)

Monday-Thursday day shifts (4 days)

Friday-Thursday off(7 off)

Repeat starting with Friday-Monday nights
I worked it for 3 years. 3 sifts on 1 week and 4 on the next per check. We have gone to 7 on and 7 off rotating days one week and nights the next. we love it. 7 days in a row off every other week.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:41 AM   #16
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Loved it, but if you have a high OT job its not great....we always got our 8 days off....
But we are regulated by PIMSA so our OT is reduced.
Worked 4 on 4 off for 20 years, and it was more like 6-2 or 7-1 HATED IT
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:47 AM   #17
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Worked it for 7 years now. I could not work a mon-friday job. Only way I would switch was if I could some how get a sales job. Friend of mine works 4 on 4 off, Had an opportunity to go to that and I rejected it. Dupont gets 2 weekends off a month, he gets like 1 every 5 I believe.

If you get with a company that doesn't force you to work OT all the time its not bad at all. I love working OT during the off season, preferably on my 7 day break. Working OT coming off nights to days is a different story.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:29 AM   #18
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Worked it for 7 years now. I could not work a mon-friday job. Only way I would switch was if I could some how get a sales job. Friend of mine works 4 on 4 off, Had an opportunity to go to that and I rejected it. Dupont gets 2 weekends off a month, he gets like 1 every 5 I believe.

If you get with a company that doesn't force you to work OT all the time its not bad at all. I love working OT during the off season, preferably on my 7 day break. Working OT coming off nights to days is a different story.


Ya Iím young and could use the OT right now but I am sure it could get old when you are trying to plan ahead to go to the lease on your long change and they ask you to work OT


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Old 11-29-2018, 07:31 AM   #19
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Ya Iím young and could use the OT right now but I am sure it could get old when you are trying to plan ahead to go to the lease on your long change and they ask you to work OT


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Old 11-29-2018, 07:39 AM   #20
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Been working it for 18 yrs not bad if you don't work to much overtime. When you get long changes off it is like a week vacation every month. Any shift work is not good for your health or family life.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:41 AM   #21
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Iím on it now and love it. Have every other weekend off. Itís a 28 day rotation and we work 14 of those 28 days. Also have a stretch of 8 days off every month. 36 hours one week and 48 the next



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Old 11-29-2018, 07:50 AM   #22
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Ya Iím young and could use the OT right now but I am sure it could get old when you are trying to plan ahead to go to the lease on your long change and they ask you to work OT


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You don't have to stay working shift work, the more experience you get the more opportunities at advancement or just straight day jobs come available. There are a lot of guys I work with that wouldn't want to work any other shift, I personally didn't care for shift work so I work straight days.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:54 AM   #23
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Over 10 years doing it, love the days off. M-F 8to5, no thanks.

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Old 11-29-2018, 12:18 PM   #24
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Ya Iím young and could use the OT right now but I am sure it could get old when you are trying to plan ahead to go to the lease on your long change and they ask you to work OT


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Yep agree 100% but at the same time if they have me work a random wednesday on my long change I still had 5 days to be at the lease. I've been doing it ever since I left college though. Its not bad at all.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:19 PM   #25
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You don't have to stay working shift work, the more experience you get the more opportunities at advancement or just straight day jobs come available. There are a lot of guys I work with that wouldn't want to work any other shift, I personally didn't care for shift work so I work straight days.
Yep! Lots of guys do it and then transfer to other departments! A lot of other guys who work days also try to switch to shift positions.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:34 PM   #26
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I've worked Dupont shift schedule since 1990. I don't know how Mon-Fri guys get anything done.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:34 PM   #27
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Aren’t you maintenance? If so does maintenance work shift work there?
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:29 PM   #28
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Worked it for many years. Been in a Mon-Fri role for 7 years. Have all my weekends off, not needed to cover for anyone. Love it. If had to would go back to this shift schedule but Mon-Fri is awesome.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:23 PM   #29
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Hereís my version. Been doing it 17 years now and couldnít work a Monday-Friday. I love to hunt so I take my 4 days in November and December. I use the other Vacation for kids Birthdays or family Vacation. A few times I took all my Vacation at once, but sure makes it hard to go back after a month off!
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:52 PM   #30
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Been doing it for 4.5 years. Love it. Especially during hunting season haha.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:21 PM   #31
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Over 30 years of shift work and Iíve worked almost every shift schedule out there. Of all of them, DuPont is my personal favorite. Two weekends off a month, OT every check, and 4 vacation days gets me 14 off. I have only worked 6 days in the past 5 weeks.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:56 PM   #32
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I've worked 4 on 4 off, and dupont for shift work schedules. Also worked 5 8's and 4 10's day jobs.
I prefer dupont schedule over anything else. Like a lot of guys have said 84 hr checks every 2 weeks, only work 14 days a month unless schedule or called out for $$overtime$$ 2 weekends off a month, 7 straight days off every month. Taking 4 days vacation at the right time gets u 2 weeks off.
When you do get overtime, you make great money.

I love my job. I like the schedule. Couldn't see myself doing anything else at this point in my life.

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