amplebrew, everyone in my force who has worked that pattern thinks it the best one they've ever used, even sleeping into a rest day.
I work 7 days on, 3 or 4 off
7 x 0700-1500
and a week of random "days" usually rostered as 10-1800 but the idea is we provide resilience (cover for sickness/leave etc) so usually get these changed. We sleep into days off too off the sets of nights.
And despite this week supposedly being my week of earlies I am working 4 nights , and just been warned I am working Christmas Day and Boxing day, despite them actually landing on what should be rest days (ie. days off) anyway Still, I'll be getting double time (as they are bank holidays) AND 2 rest days back (as I was supposed to have them off even if it wasnt a BH) so they must be desperate as I'm not coming cheap!
Houns, what do you do if you don't mind me asking (I am babylon/five oh/da feds if it wasn't obvious)?