# Hours for part time?

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    Hi,

    Hopefully, this will be clarified soon if someone gets back to me from the hospital etc. I was looking over the pay wage, physical information etc that the women from HR sent to my email. It said, standard hours per pay period was 30. I believe the pay will be biweekly..so I wasnt sure if its 30hrs week or for 2 wks? I was hoping a week. Also are you usually guaranteed these hours? If you work in a hospital part time, how many hours do you get a week? I was "told" that I can bid for full time right away (I dont know when I will be officially considered an associate..after orientation the 23rd?) I was also told it doesnt have to be on the same floor, but it would stink to sorrta get useD to that floor and then move to another floor for full time...unless a full time position on days opens up on your current floor. Still also trying to find out about pay differential for weekends..I REALLY HOPE THEY OFFER IT!

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    If pay is biweekly, and they say the standard hours will be 30, then I think thats 30 for 2 weeks. Part-time is usually less than 30 hours in 1 week.
    Are you working 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts?
    My hospital does not offer weekend diffs.
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    The recruiter from HR called a little while ago. I guess the 30 hrs. is for two weeks which I am NOT happy about It would be 7-3 so 8 hours. She said there are shift diffs, but she didnt explain for what or how much, I was a little ticked so I didnt ask. She seemed annoyed but well maybe if you would tell people such big details as these then they wouldnt have to ask. It said on the paperwork she sent if you have any questions call. I even asked at the interview the duties and wasnt given a answer. Since I asked about bidding she gave me a lil attitude...I was only wondering about full time (hopefully asap). I really thought it would be at least 3 days a week so 24hrs minus what they take out bc it seems like they take a half an hour a day. Does 15 hrs sound right? I dont know how long it takes to get full time, but 15 hrs isnt what I expected at all. Im sorrta wishing I could of took the other position now full time..but it sucks I couldnt. Im not an ungrateful person, just think that you should be informed of major details as a new hiree. I went to college for a few years and I was hoping to be bringing home more...kinda not wanting to go to my graduation this Sunday again.
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    You posted ANOTHER thread about this same thing? I guess you didn't get the answer you wanted on that other thread.
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    Just think about it for a minute:

    If you were an HR recruiter and the person you just hired is ALREADY unhappy with the position you gave to them and is asking about getting a different one, wouldn't you be perturbed, too? The fact that you are just going to leave the current position at the first opportunity will necessitate her having to go through the entire process of reviewing applications, conducting interviews, making a billion phone calls, and hiring another person. If someone were making more work for me like that, I'd be peeved, too.

    No, the place wasn't completely upfront and honest with you, which sucks. However, beggars can't be choosers. If, as you say, you want to be "bringing home more" money, find a full time position. If you only want casual hours, look for part-time; that's what it's for. Financial need is going to out-trump the "coolness factor" of a job every time. If, in the future, you are offered both part-time and full-time jobs and you need money, pick the full time one!! And full-time doesn't necessarily equate inflexibility (if you are going back to school or have other commitments); you could easily find a job working three 12s a week or such. If you don't like your current position, move on.

    There are plenty of long-term care facilities that would hire you in a second. Yes, we all know that you are a medical assistant and that you want to use the skills you learned in class. But if you want to do those medical assistant skills, then work as a medical assistant! Working as an aide will get you nowhere quick (in that respect). Outside of working as a medical assistant, there a few if any jobs that will let you do the hands-on skills that you are looking for.
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    Let's answer everything for you because we all know what's going on in your recruiters mind and we are all experts. You didn't even get your foot in the door and you are already trying to post out. I'd be annoyed too. CoffeemateCNA was right on target.

    Honesty-(and I did suggest in a prior post last week) you should have taken the medical assisting job. It is YOUR responsibility BEFORE accepting a position to have all your questions answered. Hours and job responsibilities is a MAJOR area to have clarification on before you accept a position. If it's your excuse that they were vague or wouldn't tell you- then it's your own fault.

    Now that I have that off my chest I will tell you I started as a part time NA but starting with my first week I was offered extra hours on different floors. I can't speak for all NA's in a hospital but in my area where there are 5 hospitals and I have friends in all of them-you will get bounced around to where you're needed. You have to be ready and willing to accept changes with this job. Each day is different.

    You should consider some job counseling or meet with a job coach. They can help you so you don't make another mistake.

    Good Luck.
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    Quote from CoffeemateCNA
    Just think about it for a minute:

    If you were an HR recruiter and the person you just hired is ALREADY unhappy with the position you gave to them and is asking about getting a different one, wouldn't you be perturbed, too? The fact that you are just going to leave the current position at the first opportunity will necessitate her having to go through the entire process of reviewing applications, conducting interviews, making a billion phone calls, and hiring another person. If someone were making more work for me like that, I'd be peeved, too.

    No, the place wasn't completely upfront and honest with you, which sucks. However, beggars can't be choosers. If, as you say, you want to be "bringing home more" money, find a full time position. If you only want casual hours, look for part-time; that's what it's for. Financial need is going to out-trump the "coolness factor" of a job every time. If, in the future, you are offered both part-time and full-time jobs and you need money, pick the full time one!! And full-time doesn't necessarily equate inflexibility (if you are going back to school or have other commitments); you could easily find a job working three 12s a week or such. If you don't like your current position, move on.

    There are plenty of long-term care facilities that would hire you in a second. Yes, we all know that you are a medical assistant and that you want to use the skills you learned in class. But if you want to do those medical assistant skills, then work as a medical assistant! Working as an aide will get you nowhere quick (in that respect). Outside of working as a medical assistant, there a few if any jobs that will let you do the hands-on skills that you are looking for.
    What she said.
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    Wow..I feel like most of you dont understand/are making it something its not. You dont know my situation..or how the recruiter has been and I tried to get answers..what am I supposed to do if Im not getting them? I just was looking for a simple answer thats all! Never mind I guess.
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    I think you are the one who doesn't understand. You have tons of questions that none of us are capable of answering. Making thread after thread after thread asking the same questions over and over again is not getting you the results you want, yet you keep on doing it. Repeatedly. And it's very annoying. It's been suggested more than once that perhaps your approach isn't going over too well with your HR people either. That may or may not be true, but it doesn't change the fact that WE CAN'T HELP YOU. And then there's the fact that whenever anyone DOES give you advice, you seem to ignore it. Take this thread, for instance. You asked how many hours a week you're going to get, stating that the hours are 30 per pay period, which is biweekly. You answered your own question right there. THEN, someone else confirmed it for you. And yet you continued to ask about it.

    Then you asked if you are guaranteed those hours- the answer is probably yes. If the position they hired you for is 15 hours a week then you should be getting 15 hours a week. As for the remainder of your post, we have no way of knowing if your facility offers overtime, if they are going to let you bid for more hours before or after your orientation, if a new position is going to open up, or if/when they are going to float you to another floor. This all depends on the facility- there is no universal set of policies and procedures that's implemented exactly the same way in every single hospital. Okay? This is not the first time you've asked those questions on here. We didn't know then, we don't know now, and we're not going to know tomorrow either, so please don't make another thread.
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    And like, what do you want us to tell you regarding your job duties? Because that's another thing you've posted about 20 times. You took the CNA class, right? And this is a CNA job? So whatever you learned in class is *probably* part of your job. There might be a couple things you do or don't do but again, we are not psychics.

    One more thing- when you actually start this job, you can't act like this, or they're not going to keep you. CNA work is very busy and at a certain point you are going to have to sink or swim. 99% of the time this comes up before we feel like we're ready. I guarantee you, when your orientation is over, you are NOT going to feel confident about being on your own. No one does. But you are going to have to force yourself to make decisions and stop questioning every detail or you will not succeed. CNAs and nurses are not exactly known for their patience with newbies. You will run into a few who are willing to offer guidance but even those people cannot and will not hold your hand through every step of the way. Just a heads up.


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