The 51s Schedule
Years ago, Timothy Earles, a paramedic with Wake County (N.C.) EMS, noticed the high rate of turnover across multiple systems; the single most predicable factor was the schedules being worked. After a lot of number crunching, Earles developed an unconventional schedule that uses a combination of 12 and 24-hour shifts scheduled the same days each week.
At a Glance
The 51s Schedule is made up of five schedule options, named A through E.
How Do They Compare?
In comparison, employees who work a 51s schedule work fewer hours and have more consistency with their work weeks than those on a non-traditional schedule.
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