Help creating a weekend schedule with varying shift timings

I’ve been struggling to figure out how to create a weekend schedule where the shift times alternates from one weekend to the next. I have read through the articles, spent quite a bit of time trying out various settings. Any help is really appreciated.

Weekend - 1
User 1: 2am - 2pm GMT
User 2: 2pm - 2am GMT

Weekend - 2
User 3: 6am - 6pm GMT
User 4: 6pm - 6am GMT

And, this schedule repeats weekend after weekend.

Hi, Shashi!

Does the schedule you are creating have different users on call during the weekday? If so, you may be able to create this weekend schedule by adding layers on to an existing weekday schedule.

Another option is to create a base layer with the hours in which both rotations are commonly on call (6am-2pm and 6pm-2am) and add additional layers with restrictions for when Users 1, 2, 3, and 4 should be on call from 2am-6am or 2pm-6pm. By adding a “Dummy” user during their off-shifts, you can keep the pattern but ensure the users are only working during their assigned shifts.

Feel free to write in to support@pagerduty.com if you’d like us to take a closer look at your schedule!

Hannah

Hi Hannah,

Thank you very much for your response. The same 4 users are going to be on-call every weekday for a 5-5.5 hour shift each. 2 of those 4 users will cover one weekend and the remaining 2 users will cover the following weekend and so on. Hope this helps clarify what I’m trying to achieve. I’ll also reach out to support for further assistance.

Weekdays
User 1: 5:00am - 10:30am GMT
User 3: 10:30am - 4:00pm GMT
User 2: 4pm - 9pm GMT
User 4: 10pm - 3am GMT

Weekend - 1
User 1: 2am - 2pm GMT
User 2: 2pm - 2am GMT

Weekend - 2
User 3: 6am - 6pm GMT
User 4: 6pm - 6am GMT

Hello Shashi,

I have wrote back to your direct support request with an additional suggestion to Hannahs.

If you follow up on the support thread we can keep the context in one spot.

John