As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule - page 2
It is time off! We love our time off! We want our days off to be in a row of at least 2 and we want to have every other weekend off. We don't want to work every holiday, every weekend and... Read More
2Oct 29, '12 by monkeybugQuote from merleeI'm so sad to hear that. I would have volunteered for you if I'd been one of your coworkers!As a Jewish nurse, I volunteered for nearly every Christmas eve and Christmas Day for many, many years. While my family was off from school and work, I was at work, or on-call. But I had to beg for my own holidays off, using my paid time off to cover them when I could even get them off. I cannot recall one single time that anyone ever volunteered to work those days for me, even refusing to switch a weekday off, like a Wednesday for a Thursday.
One year I was forced to work on Yom Kippur (our holiest day) because no one would switch.
Unfortunately for all of us in 24/7 occupations, holidays are part and parcel of what is expected. I only ever wanted New Year's eve off when I was single!
There are ways that seem more fair than others for scheduling, but those who are at work need to make the best of it, no matter what.
1Nov 13, '13 by GundeRNThis is one of the reasons I am planning to leave hospital nursing. I want a normal schedule.
1Nov 13, '13 by flashpointWhere I work, we have several people who have other jobs. Many of them somehow think that if they work Thanksgiving at their other job, they should have Christmas off at this one...otherwise, they would end up working every holiday. Personally, I don't mind working holidays. My family is more than willing and able to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Monday or Tuesday before and we can always celebrate Christmas on the 27th. I like the holiday pay and the low census and the free meal from the kitchen. I do not like the sense of entitlement because someone has a second job or is a single mom or doesn't have transportation because their roommate (who drives them everywhere) is going out of town.
1Nov 13, '13 by MulanQuote from flashpointWHAT????!!!!!Where I work, we have several people who have other jobs. Many of them somehow think that if they work Thanksgiving at their other job, they should have Christmas off at this one...otherwise, they would end up working every holiday.