We have teams as well. We work 12 hour shifts, so there are really only two teams. A team and B team. Our rotations dont overlap days off/on because of working 12's.
Our rotation is:
2 on, 2 off, 3on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.
You work every other weekend. With that being the case, you get you normal days off whenever they fall in your rotation. This applies to holidays and all other days. When it comes time to pick vacation, we do it around this time of year. Our captain hands out a folder with the schedule for the next year and it starts with the most senior officer on each team. Guys then pick their days off, going down the line by seniority. When the last guy picks his days, the schedule goes back to the Captain so he can put vacation days in the computer.
You do not have to pick all of your days at this time. You can add more later if you need to take off for something (if its still open of course). Any unused days can get paid out at the end of each year.
Works very well for us. Holidays off/worked change each year for all officers, just depends on how the days fall in your rotation. Then vacation is picked by seniority. Fair as you can get IMHO.
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Last edited by x_out86; 11-30-2012 at 08:18..