i have just finished reading a lot of the posts about nursing pay... makes me depressed - and i thought i was doing good! the hospital system i work for doesn't give charge diff's or weekend diff's (unless you've already worked more than 16 hours w/e in the pay period). they also don't pay diddely for holidays . . . is this the norm out there? when i worked home health, i got double time for visits on holidays (and plenty people chose to make visits on holidays!), and the previous hospital i worked for paid 1 1/2 time for holidays. i'm pool, and don't get any kind of raises until they change the "contract pay". really like my job, now - just changed from icu to er, but don't want to give my services away . . .but don't want to give my services away!!!