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Old Nov 7th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Work shift scheduler program ....any ideas?

Hi all.

A buddy of mine is in need of a shift scheduler program for his work so I told him I'd run the question by the helpful folks here on ehmac.

He needs a program (windows or mac and freeware if possible, he works at a non-profit organization) that will organize 5 employees to work 3 shifts a day, 21 shifts per week, 3 days on, 2 off, part-time, full-time, etc., etc., etc. It can get really complicated when figuring out exactly what they want.

If anyone has an idea of a physical program or online program that can do this type of thing, we'd appreciate it greatly. Thanks a bunch!
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Old Nov 7th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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For Excel:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/te...561761033.aspx

or check:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

and make search for 'Work Schedule'
A lot of templates are for MS Project.I don't know if you have it but some are also for Excel, which you could have.

The templates could be a decent starting point. Choose one that looks quite decent and start from there. That's what I usually do when I can't find what I am looking for but still want to pass for a genius...

Those MSOffice on-line templates require the use of Internet Explorer or Netscape to download. Yeah!
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Might want to try the Macintosh Template site:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/resourc...ates&browser=1
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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Might want to try the Macintosh Template site:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/resourc...ates&browser=1
Indeed.
I went with DJM's first choice (Windows) but I would prefer the templates for my Mac Office anytime.

DJM seems to have solved his problem.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #6
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Can't you use iCal? It has good functionality... You could create a separate colour coded calendar for each employee and view only one or two or all at a time. And you could see where the shifts overlap and you can create recurring events, like a monday shift to employee A, from 9 to 5 for a month and a half...

I think that's a good bet.
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Plus, I checked out the templates for office for mac and they look really lame. Use iCal
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I might be interested in developing something in FileMaker for your friend. I can develop it as a run-time application so cost would not be an issue (he wouldn't need a copy of FileMaker).

If he is interested, feel free to give him my contact information.

Hope this helps,
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