Taking OpenShifts

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Overview

OpenShifts appear when your employer creates shifts that you and your coworkers can pick up yourselves. Taking an OpenShift automatically adds the shift to your schedule.

You can also take OpenShifts from iPhone/iPad and Android.

Things to know before you begin

  • OpenShifts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • OpenShifts are available for all qualified and available employees.
  • Managers can choose to offer OpenShifts to specific employees. Only those employees have the option to pick up the shift.
  • When I Work displays up to the next 60 days of OpenShifts or 500 OpenShifts total on the Dashboard, whichever limit comes first. To view more OpenShifts, go to the schedule on the My Schedule page.

Take an OpenShift

  1. From the Dashboard or My Schedule page, scroll down to the Available Open Shifts section and find the OpenShift you’d like to take.Available OpenShifts sectionClick Show All on the right side of the screen to display more OpenShifts.
  2. Hover your pointer over the OpenShift, then click Take Shift. To learn more about the shift before taking it, click Info.Take Shift buttonA confirmation prompt appears.
  3. Click Take Shift to confirm that you want the shift.
Updated on September 18, 2017

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