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English translation: on call

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German term or phrase:Pikett
English translation:on call
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02:23 Apr 23, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Pikett
A Swiss text on time management contains the heading "Pikett, Sondereinsätze und Schichtarbeit". Unfortunately, it provides no other information or context
Jayne White
Local time: 10:48
On call
Explanation:
'Pikettdienst' refers to people who are required to be on call at weekends/over holidays etc.

hth

m.
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mark dowsett
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:48
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Summary of answers provided
na= Bereitschaftsdienst = standby dutyMike McDonald
naSchichtarbeit - shift worktransatgees
napicket duty / watch / standby
Alexander Schleber
naOn callmark dowsett


  

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5 mins
On call


Explanation:
'Pikettdienst' refers to people who are required to be on call at weekends/over holidays etc.

hth

m.


    a swiss friend who is a locksmith
mark dowsett
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:48
PRO pts in pair: 3

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Barbara O.
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11 mins
picket duty / watch / standby


Explanation:
I think this term comes from the English "picket" and refers to a standby or watch shift. This is a shift where no operations take place and the machinery or instalation is only being monitored, to make sure nothing goes wrong.


    Ernst / operations experience
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 11:48
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
Schichtarbeit - shift work


Explanation:
eg morning shift, afternoon shift, night shift.

Sondereinsatz - Muret Sanders gives "special mission, special operation", but these expressions, in my experience are not normally used in an industrial or commercial context. Perhaps "special task force", which is part of modern business jargon.


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transatgees
United Kingdom
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3 hrs
= Bereitschaftsdienst = standby duty


Explanation:
Swiss term, widely used. E.g 'auf Pikett' in Bereitschaft, on standby, on call.


    Duden: Wie sagt man in der Schweiz? ISBN 3-411-04131-5
Mike McDonald
Local time: 10:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74

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