Multiple breaks may be added to a shift using two methods:
- Using the Breaks button on the Shift Detail screen or
- Using the mouse.
Adding Breaks Using the Shift Details Screen
- You can add one or more breaks to a shift by double clicking on the shift,
- Then selecting the Breaks button
- You can then add, edit or remove one or more breaks to the shift. You can also determine if the breaks are paid or not paid by checking the Paid box.
Click on Save once done
Adding Breaks Using the Mouse
- Add a break using the mouse by right clicking on a shift and selecting Breaks, then Add Break.
(For more information see: Shift Operations - Adding Breaks to Shifts)
- When a new break is added, the system uses the middle of the shift for the start and end times of the break (by default). Multiple breaks may only be added to a shift (using the mouse) when the middle of the shift is free of existing breaks. If an existing break already lies anywhere in this period the new break cannot be added.
- To add the additional breaks to a shift, move an existing break to a new position before adding the new break.
TIP: using the Timeline with Zoom option will help with this
- The first break is moved to the left (ensuring the middle of the shift is available). To do this click and drag the shift.
- The second break is then added by right clicking and selecting Breaks, then Add Break.
- Further breaks may added by moving existing breaks away from the middle and repeating the above step
If you need to edit any of the breaks that have been added this way, double click on the shift and then click on the Breaks button.
Changing breaks from paid to unpaid or unpaid to paid
- Select the shifts that are to be changed.
- Then right click, select Breaks, then Change to Paid (or Change to Unpaid).