Is it possible to get the holidays off? - page 3

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Who is getting the holidays off? What's your secret? Do you prefer the holidays off or would your rather work? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more... Read More


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    I am a student who goes to school out of state from my hometown. I let my manager know when she hired me (aide in LTC) that I would not be around for Christmas or summer breaks. I always work Thanksgiving, and if my weekend falls on Easter, I will work Easter.
    That said, when I go home for Christmas, if my job up there needs me, I absolutely work Christmas. The majority of residents go home to spend time w family, and there is a Christmas party for staff. So, holiday pay to eat a lot and maybe brighten up the few residents who have to stay at the facility. Win-Win.
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    Quote from brian
    Who is getting the holidays off? What's your secret?

    Do you prefer the holidays off or would your rather work?



    Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?
    I use get the same reaction many moons ago, now I'm the one who does the schedule ....as they say "he who laughs last, Laughs the longest"...Aloha~
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    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose

    What I take issue with is the people who know what they're getting into, but who then ***** and moan about having to work a Christmas or Thanksgiving shift, then put a guilt trip on other people because they don't have kids and will they just work their Christmas shift so they can watch their own kids open Christmas presents.
    Exactly.
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    I get a lot of holidays off because I work every weekend, actually.. two 16 hour shifts on the weekends, and an 8 on Friday night. Sometimes, though, I find myself plugged in on a holiday that isn't on my schedule... if I care, I say something. If I don't care, I work it. If it's on my schedule, I work it.
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    I am in my first year of nursing. I have Thanksgiving and the two days after it off and I have the four days before Christmas and Christmas Day off. I signed up to work New Years Day. I work in a busy hospital. I just got lucky. I only requested Thanksgiving Day off.
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    I don't mind working the holidays but it annoys me to work a holiday and not get paid extra for it. For example, if you work Christmas Eve or New Years Eve, holiday pay doesn't start until 3 pm. I work 7-3 so I don't get holiday pay for either of those days, but I have to work them if they are my holidays to work. Not so bad if you are going to someone's house for either of those days but forget having something at your own house. We celebrate Christmas Eve so I usually switch with someone and end up working Christmas.
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    You can have the holidays off - put your notice in right now!
    Which I did. Not for having the holidays off, but for other reasons. That is a different thread though.

    I generally like to have Christmas off because it is my favorite holiday. I don't mind working Thanksgiving and new years.

    Like others said, it is an easy day and double time
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    My hospital pays 6 holidays a year...if you work you get paid time and half for all 12 hours plus you get paid an extra 8 hours , (that you don't work ) in the same week whether you work the holiday or not (it is your holiday pay)..so working holiday gives you a 44 week (actual worked hours are 36 and 16 are at time and half as anything over 40 hrs in a week is OT) ...if you have the holiday off you still get 40 hours but only 4 at OT...... we have a set holiday schedule ... all the nursing staff on are scheduled a summer holiday and a winter holiday (A,B,C groups) when the A group works their 2 holidays they move into the B group for the next year and so forth..so you will get the holiday you just worked off for 2 years before you work it again...
    works well there is no squabbling ,it is fair for all, and staff can make arrangement with each other to change a holiday for that year but with the understanding they will still be in the same rotatation for the following year which may mean being on for 2 of the same holiday 2 years in a row due to a switch and this has not been a problem....it is nice also to know what holidays you will be scheduled so you can make family plans well in advance. Hope this info hepls someone.....

    Happy Holidays to all
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    We do something I think is stupid, half the staff work Christmas Eve and half Christmas Day, and half the staff works New Year's Eve and half New Year's Day. So it really keeps people from being able to travel in an area that is mostly transplants. Right now she's got 12 people staffed to work Christmas when it usually takes 6 max (especially on a low census day like Christmas). So those people will get called off last minute and still won't get to travel. I expressed my displeasure with this silliness last year, but it didn't change anything. Shocker.

    Oh and we rarely get paid extra for the holidays. If we do it's a last minute thing "Oh this year we decided to give an extra $5 an hour for 8 hours of Christmas Day, Merry Christmas!"
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    We get triple time on Christmas (double time and a half for all other holidays), so most people want to work. Unfortunately, Christmas and New Years are always overstaffed, so we get called off by seniority.


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