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This is a Cartoon on Don't you just hate it when you are scheduled to work on a holiday? in About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series, part of General Nursing ... Memorial Day holiday weekend is right around the corner. Who's working the weekend? How about...by brian Admin May 17, '12Memorial Day holiday weekend is right around the corner.
Who's working the weekend? How about Memorial Day?
Don't you just hate it when you are scheduled to work on a holiday?
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- May 17, '12 by mds1No, as long as I know in advance so I can make or change plans as needed. Nursing is a 24/7/365 job and Patients still have to be taken care of on holidays. I do think the holiday schedule needs to be fair and unbiased. WHen hospital I worked at was: if I work this chirstmas, I am off next christmas,etc. So that worked out well.
- May 17, '12 by nhnursieI love the holiday pay!! But I also think that a holiday like New Years should include the Eve as well as the day....
- May 17, '12 by TeleNurse2010Yes I do, particularly now since I have to work the 4th of July and Christmas again this year. I had to work those last year as well. I'd much rather work the other holidays than work these two, especially since I have kids.
- May 17, '12 by AussiRNI wish I never had to work a public holiday and still have no paycut.
- May 17, '12 by Hygiene QueenNever cared until I had kids.
Now, I have the revelation that a holiday is any darn day I choose to make it!
So if I don't have Christmas on Christmas day, okay.
The kids will just get to celebrate it more than once on my day.
Tragedy for sure!
- May 17, '12 by applewhiternIt was awfully hard on me and my kids because I was a single parent, and had no relatives near. Daycare was always closed on holidays, and it was impossible to find child sitters on holidays! I got stuck working Christmas every year, for years in a row. I was so jealous of my best friend, who was a teacher and got all holidays off! The job I have now is easier, but the kids are grown and gone.
- May 17, '12 by merleeBecause I am Jewish I volunteered to work on Christmas Eve & Christmas day for many years. But don't getme wrong - my family was home and we would have enjoyed being together! When I was a kid, we always had a big family dinner on Christmas because everyone was off from work.
But I worked more than my share of holidays through the years, and often had to beg for 'my' holidays off.
So I don't feel bad for most people, except those, like applewhite, who had a hard time getting child care.
- May 17, '12 by aileenveI only cared about Christmas, Easter, not so much the others unless there were special plans... I especially like that it is less hectic at work!
- May 17, '12 by nicenurselpnAt my work, they recently took our holidays away. For years we would rotate holidays. Now we only get 2 off a year and it is their choice which ones. I didn't mind working them before, because if I worked Christmas this year, I would be off the next year. But of course management and unit managers are exempt from this rule. This only effects the floor nurses only, not the cna's. I think I will print out this cartoon, and post it on my bosses door when no one is looking lol.