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Why are schedules made out for a week at a time? It makes more sense to make them out for at least two weeks at a time. Everyone would have more time to make plans and ask for certain days off. Ive asked management before and of course no one has a clue, but when do they ever? confuse



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That's easy. They are only made a week ahead because we are working jobs where people frequently spot quit. If someone quit in the middle of the week then it's easier to schedule and fill shifts when you only have to deal with 2-3 days instead of 8-10. If you schedule for 2+ weeks (like ambulance, paramedics, doctors) then it would be a hassle if someone quit in the middle of the shift and you would have to basically make out a new schedule.

All minimum wage jobs are like this, to my knowledge.

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When I was a manager at Arby's I did schedules for two weeks at a time. But now that you say it, that really does make sense LOL

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or it could be more of a "pay period" scheduling. >_>

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Why are schedules made out for a week at a time? It makes more sense to make them out for at least two weeks at a time. Everyone would have more time to make plans and ask for certain days off. Ive asked management before and of course no one has a clue, but when do they ever? confuse



I'd rather have them done a week at a time.  It allows you to be more spontaneous with your plans.  Unless you're planning for a specific event, you don't know what your plans are going to be in two weeks (actually 3 weeks since you have to get your request in the week before).  Who knows, someone might call you up ask you to do something next Sunday afternoon.  If  the schedule were already made out two weeks ahead of time you might be out of luck.   

 



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I'd rather have them done a week at a time.  It allows you to be more spontaneous with your plans.  Unless you're planning for a specific event, you don't know what your plans are going to be in two weeks (actually 3 weeks since you have to get your request in the week before).  Who knows, someone might call you up ask you to do something next Sunday afternoon.  If  the schedule were already made out two weeks ahead of time you might be out of luck.


For me, plans aren't spontaneous. That's why I plan for them. But I'm glad they work out for you. :)



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I thought maybe it was because mngmnt. only has sales forecast/budget one week ahead of time.

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