I manage a 4-person help desk where I serve as a technical lead. Our boss has suggested we try doing a compressed 4-10 schedule where we work four 10-hour days (as opposed to five 8-hour days) so that everyone gets a 3-day weekend.
Since five holidays per year fall on Mondays, I didn't want to designate anyone as always off Monday or Friday. I want to rotate it to keep things even. On top of that, our employer only pays 8 hours of holiday pay so on holiday weeks the employee will have a wonky schedule as they only need 32 hours total.
So I have two questions that are tied together:
1. Have you ever tried working this kind of schedule before?
2. Is there any free scheduling software or even an Excel plugin that I could use to generate such a schedule?