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Autor:  Tom
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Data:  20/OUT/2005 4:20 PM
Assunto:  Plantão

Alexandre is correct about "estar de plantão" but Babi said the person worked twelve hours on and thirty-six hours off.  That is a rotating shift. 


The twelve hours worked are sometimes called a "trick" and the workers are "trick workers" but that connotation has sort of fallen out of use because there is a word associated with prostitution (tricks) that most workers don't want to be associated with. 



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Plantão  –  Babi  19/OUT/2005, 6:41 PM
Plantão  –  Tom  20/OUT/2005, 11:25 AM
Plantão  –  Alexandre  20/OUT/2005, 3:55 PM
 Plantão  –  Tom  20/OUT/2005, 4:20 PM

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