Rotating shiftwork, which is a form of shiftwork in which employees work different shifts on different days, can have a wide variety of impacts on workers. This article examines which of the following statements about rotating shift work is false.
Statement 1: Rotating shiftwork exacerbates work-family conflict.
This statement is true. According to a study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, working on rotating shift times exacerbates work-family conflict, although slightly less than does working irregular/on-call shifts and split-shifts.
Statement 2: On rotational shiftwork, employees work the same shift on different days
This statement is true. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the term “rotational shiftwork” covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule.
Statement 3: On rotational shiftwork, employees work different shifts
This statement is also true. According to When I Work, employees on a rotating schedule might work the same shift on different days (rotation of days), or they might actually work different shifts.
Statement 4: Rotating shift work is less tiring than regular shift work
This statement is false. According to a study published in PLOS One, researchers found that rotating shift workers experienced greater fatigue than regular shift workers.
In conclusion, we can see that three of the following statements are true, while one is false. While rotating shift work can have various impacts on workers, it can also be tiring, and exacerbate work-family conflict.