Create a Shift


Permission Required: Location Manager

Managers are limited to their location. Organization administrators have access in all locations.


Be Careful About Timezones

Start and stop times are stored in Staffjoy databases in UTC time. When creating a shift, it is best to be specific.

In the example on the side, the start gives a time of 08:00:00-08:00, which would be 8 AM with a local timezone offset of 8 hours. The response shows that in UTC this same time is 00:00:00+00:00. If the start param only sent 08:00:00, this would be interpreted as UTC, and then the shift would actually start at 16:00:00 in the local timezone!

To avoid problems, follow these tips:

  • Use a library for timezone conversions such as pytz. The adjustment needed to convert between a local time and UTC changes depending on Daylight Savings Time.
  • Never use naive datetimes. It's best to convert everything to UTC before sending to Staffjoy, but it is ok to send the timezone offset too.
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