Nur Yunlu
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Some restaurants have fixed schedules for their employees.

As a restaurant worker, It is good having fix schedule because I can plan other events around my schedule in my daily life, such as working part-time in a different place.

The biggest cons are hard to find someone to cover the shift if it is an emergency.

Some restaurants prefer to rotate shifts based on the restaurant's needs. Restaurant workers can request off days each week, but if multiple workers want to off specific days, there is no guarantee.

The biggest cons are for a rotating schedule to plan your daily life.

What is your experience with these different schedules? Please, share your opinion in the comments.

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Kenneth Griffin
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I would like to have rotating schedule that's so others can pay their bills or have a weekend off so they can enjoy family

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Johnny Daniel

I prefer a fixed schedule so I can have a consistent life outside of work. It’s easier to make plans and put in vacation days when I know that I will be off

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Theresa Halminiak

I personally liked having a fixed schedule when I worked at a restaurant. It was much easier to plan my personal life around my set schedule.

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Tara Carlson

Great question!! Before I had kids I was as flexible as possible & volunteered for all difficult shifts. As I continued working with the retail company I was promoted for my hard work & availability that when the time came to start my own family I was actually a manager & I made my own schedule which I made fixed & worked the same thing every week. Of course you still have to be flexible for the unexpected, but that's the joy of retail!

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Phoebe Montrie

It depends. There are definitely pros and cons to both. Right now I have a schedule that is a little bit fixed on certain days and a lot flexible timing wise most days. So I often have a new day/schedule almost everyday, depending on what needs to get done. I miss the set schedule I used to have at my old Brewery, but even then folks would often trade and move around shifts with each other each week! 🤔

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Benjamin umbower

I would have to have Saturday n Sundays off cuz I have my daughter them two days

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Willie Smith

Rotating

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Reena B.

I have kids so I would prefer fixed schedule. Although if the fixed is during non-rush hours or slow periods, I would probably have to reconsider. Might not make any good tips :(

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Ernest Ramos

Ya know, It ALL depends on your management. Some, so called "leaders" poses lazy ethics and allow "the troops" to run things. In a "cliquish" work culture, the lazy employees will commiserate and dump on the hard working, dedicated ones. Inconsistent with a progressive work environment. I have worked with great leadership, who were very influential in my public service/ security management career. Even in a hard schedules, such as all holidays, weekends & rotating shifts, "great management" approves a fare and equitable schedule. So, my input would be DEPENDS ON YOUR MANAGEMENT.

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Wayne Carroll

A fixed schedule please

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