First shift (Day shift): The first shift typically runs from around 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m during traditional business hours with one hour for lunch. Generally, it starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon. 2.
What shift is 2nd shift? Second shift is the shift of workers who come in after the first, initial shift leaves. So 2nd shift hours usually range from around 4 pm to midnight on a typical eight-hour shift.