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    Hi, I' just wondering if shift managers take personal preferences into account when making the rota. For example if you asked to avoid working 2 particular day shifts for that month, while obviously being unable to guarantee it, would they take it into account. I'm just asking because I'm currently a sheffield Wednesday season ticket holder and I'm trying to decide whether or not in a few years when I'm hopefully a paramedic it'd be better to have a season ticket or just buy tickets to the games I'm off for


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    Whilst I know nothing about paramedic rotas, I assume they are similar to nurses' rotas. The person who is organising it will usually try to give you your shifts on days other than the one you requested off. However this is not always possible and if this happens, you could then try to swap with a colleague. I see people swapping shifts quite a lot.
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    Hi, I' just wondering if shift managers take personal preferences into account when making the rota. For example if you asked to avoid working 2 particular day shifts for that month, while obviously being unable to guarantee it, would they take it into account. I'm just asking because I'm currently a sheffield Wednesday season ticket holder and I'm trying to decide whether or not in a few years when I'm hopefully a paramedic it'd be better to have a season ticket or just buy tickets to the games I'm off for


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    That must one of the most bizarre questions I've ever seen. I don't know much about paramedic shifts, but I'd image that football days would be particularly busy so I'd image the chance of you taking leave on those days would be, I'd image, slim, unless you arranged a swap.
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    That must one of the most bizarre questions I've ever seen. I don't know much about paramedic shifts, but I'd image that football days would be particularly busy so I'd image the chance of you taking leave on those days would be, I'd image, slim, unless you arranged a swap.
    Aye at night it would be most busy. If you've ever been to football there's only about one ambulance there, most of it is covered by St John. I'd happily work the night shift when it's most busy


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    (Original post by pjm600)
    That must one of the most bizarre questions I've ever seen. I don't know much about paramedic shifts, but I'd image that football days would be particularly busy so I'd image the chance of you taking leave on those days would be, I'd image, slim, unless you arranged a swap.
    Plus, I'd do the days Wednesday are away and deal with blunts


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    Whilst I know nothing about paramedic rotas, I assume they are similar to nurses' rotas. The person who is organising it will usually try to give you your shifts on days other than the one you requested off. However this is not always possible and if this happens, you could then try to swap with a colleague. I see people swapping shifts quite a lot.
    Yeah I get that it might not be possible but as long as I can try. Might get a season ticket my first year I'm qualified and see how many games I get to, then base the following years on that


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