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Offline fltpara16

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"Chinese 72"
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:51:09 PM »
I was having lunch today with some War Year vets.  During the stories and conversations about the 60's and 70's, they referred to working a "Chinese 72".  Anyone out there who can explain a Chinese 72?

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"Chinese 72"
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:51:09 PM »

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Re: "Chinese 72"
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 08:03:59 AM »
to keep a work week to 40 hours every 4th 48 hr off was increased to 72 hr
if it wasn't for the heat and smoke this would be a great job

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Re: "Chinese 72"
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 08:04:13 AM »
Chinese 72 is when a FF has 72 hours off in between day tours and night tours.  Normally it is 48 but roughly once a month it is possible to catch a 72.  It is just how the 25 group system works.

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Re: "Chinese 72"
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 05:12:04 PM »
Thanks for the replies

 

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