What does it mean to work a swing shift?
Applying for a job with swing shift hours means that you have to work outside of normal business hours.
Normal business hours typically range from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Companies may offer you a choice of different shifts, but the amount of flexibility you have to choose your shift is at the discretion of your employer..
How long is a swing shift?
The actual hours of a swing shift can vary, as can the duration, but they generally start in the late afternoon and end late at night and last around eight or nine hours long. This can mean working a swing shift that starts anywhere from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and ends anywhere from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
What are mid shift hours?
Many retailers and other companies that operate extended hours or 24 hours have a mid-day shift. Hours for this shift may run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. In smaller retail settings, an assistant manager often works this shift to provide leadership and management oversight.
What are the shift times?
1st shift usually takes place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 2nd shift is worked between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. 3rd shift typically takes place between the hours of 12 a.m. and 8 a.m.