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What is the difference between a Shift and a Job?
What is the difference between a Shift and a Job?

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Margot Seesmaa avatar
Written by Margot Seesmaa
Updated over a week ago

Jobs are available for customers on Premium plan or higher.

On the Schedule calendar, you are able to create both shifts and jobs. The main differences between a shift and a job are time and payment.


A shift is created for a specific time which you can track, for example, 9:00 - 17:00. For a job, you can't add start and end time, just a date by when it needs to be done.

Job is considered more like a task. For E.g. there is work that needs to be done - a carpet installation. It can be done within a week, no certain time and timesheet is needed after, it just needs to be done separately or within shiftwork.


Another difference is that whereas shifts have hourly rates the jobs have a one-off payment - this means that regardless of the hours or dates it took to complete a job the payment will be fixed. This is the reason why many of our users use it also for additional pay if needed because within a shift the staff sometimes do extra work or get benefits.

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