Anybody LIKE working holidays? - page 8

Time and a half. No management. Patients/families almost grateful you're there. Am I the only that LIKES working holidays? :)... Read More

  1. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    How antisocial am I? I like working holidays because I can get away from the rest of my family that way! shhhhhh!!!!!!
    libbyliberal, RunnerRN2015, wooh, and 1 other like this.
  2. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from Sadala
    How antisocial am I? I like working holidays because I can get away from the rest of my family that way! shhhhhh!!!!!!

    And you can always play the "I've been mandated" card to get out of family functions at the last minute!
    wooh likes this.
  3. Visit  azhiker96 profile page
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    I like working holidays for several reasons. First, I know we won't have elective procedures so I need to bring a book to read. There seems to be a little bit more camaraderie between everyone who is working. Also, I can volunteer to take a holiday for a coworker who has young kids and thereby build up good will which may help me later when I need a day off.
    wooh likes this.
  4. Visit  wooh profile page
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    It's amazing how EVERYONE at work wants to be my friend when the holidays come around.
    libbyliberal and sapphire18 like this.
  5. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    When you have chosen to be a nurse, you have to be prepared to work during holidays. It may take your time away from family gathering but that is how the life of the nurse is. Whether it is a holiday or not, we have to be ready to help our patients.
  6. Visit  ICURN87 profile page
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    It's quiet mostly during the holidays at work. Lots of the patients get discharged, transferred out of the ICU, etc. It's not so bad, especially since you get holiday pay. My hospital also gives you a free turkey meal! We also have a holiday party and everyone brings treats in. I work days/evenings 7am-7pm, so I still get to go home and spend time with my family for the evening.
  7. Visit  Elladora profile page
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    We don't get paid extra for working holidays, so that's not an incentive. That aside, I don't mind working them. Biggest plus? No upper management.
    libbyliberal and PMFB-RN like this.
  8. Visit  netglow profile page
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    I have no problem working holidays. Guess it's because small kids are no longer an issue. Once you get off the major holiday "merry" go round, you'll be so happy not to decorate and cook and have family over (if you can get away with it - varies year to year) that you will be thrilled to not even decorate! I promise. And I used to like to cook, etc. when I was in my 20's.

    I've been lucky to fly under the radar for a while now for xmas/thanksgiving ...till it was noticed. Now I have to do the bird this year. Not happy about it. If there is an opportunity to work, I'll do it to get out of dinner
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  9. Visit  Caffeine_IV profile page
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    We don't get holiday pay so that makes it suck.

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