I have said many times before that Google pretty much controls my life. Between search features, Google Voice, Gmail, Android, Google Reader, and Google Calendar, it’s pretty much safe to say that they are quite an asset in my life. Forget Skynet, if any form of software is going to take over the world, it will be Google.
Well, world domination may be a project for the distant future, but Google recently did take over one more task in my work life: The shift calendar.
Anyone working long-hour shifts can understand how difficult planning future events can be. Up until recently, if you were to ask me if I wanted to pick up a shift, go on trip, play a gig, etc, I wouldn’t be able to give a definite answer without digging out the almighty shift calendar. Sure, I COULD carry it everywhere with me, but I prefer to only deal with one schedule for all of my needs (i.e. Google Calendars). Plus, I’m just a technology-loving, geeky kinda guy.
I was recently asked if it was possible to create a “never-ending” shift calendar on-line. Without even firing up my computer, I already knew that this would be possible using Google Calendars. I just couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t thought of this before. Using this method literally only takes a couple minutes and you will have yourself a shift calendar that continues for as long as you want. As long as your shift schedule is some sort of repeating rotation (Kelly schedule, 24on / 48 off, etc) then this method will work for you.
The video below takes you through all the steps on creating your “never ending” shift calendar and saying goodbye to paper schedules once and for all!