What's the difference between Assigned, Unassigned, and Unpublished shifts?

Modified on Fri, 10 Jun 2022 at 03:25 PM

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Assigned, unassigned, unpublished, assigned but unpublished... There are quite a few statuses that can apply to your shifts and we know it's potentially a bit daunting for those of you who didn't spend several days of their lives debating *exactly* the right way to label everything. We know, we're sad. Don't worry though, we've set out the various meanings in a handy guide below.


Assigned shifts are any shifts that have been allocated to an employee.


You may be able to guess this one, with the above hint - unassigned shifts are any shifts that have not been allocated to an employee.


Unpublished shifts are shifts that you haven't released to your team yet. Think of them as being in draft form - you can see them and they can be either assigned or unassigned as you see fit, but your team won't be able to view them until you're ready. Keeping shifts unpublished can be especially helpful if you want to set up your whole schedule before releasing it to anyone, rather than bombarding the team with constant individual updates. When you're ready you can click the 'Publish x Shifts' button in the top right of your screen to publish them all at the same time.

And that's it. Quite simple actually, isn't it?

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