Christmas Schedule - page 3

Hey! just wondered how your Christmas schedule looks? I dont have a Christmas this year. It totally isnt fair! My NM has me working Dec. 23,24,25. I am transferring to O.B. soon, so i guess i will... Read More

  1. by   Heather333
    Working 7P-7A Dec. 23, 24, and 25. I basically have no Christmas.

    Heather
  2. by   e-nurse
    I had Thanksgiving off and will have X-mas eve and X-mas off this year. Last year I had to work all three of those. I've been trying to move out of CT for over a year and will be starting a new job in Maine in February, so having the holidays off makes it almost worth it to have had to stay here for another year.
  3. by   Helori
    That actually sounds right to me, at least according to the rules in our hospital. We have to work either Christmas or New Years (we alternate each year). If you work Christmas it's either 12h D or 12h N on the 24, 25 and 26. If you work New Years againd 12h D or 12h N on the 31, 1, and 2. And we are guarenteed 5 days off in a row sometime in Dec for our holidays. Also, no vac days granted in the last 2 weeks of Dec or first 2 weeks of Jan unless we find our own replacements.
  4. by   Helori
    Sorry, I forgot to mention for Thanksgiving and every other holiday all year long if it falls on you regular rotation you work it. No special scheduling for any other holidays except Christmas and New Years.
  5. by   baseline
    Man, I can hardly believe I see such lousey schedules.......We have always taken turns. BUT I now work one of those sweet m-f no week-end no holiday jobs..........but I remember it well..........
  6. by   studentdeb
    Just a question for you all, when you have to work the holidays, do you get holiday pay? or regular pay?

    Thanks
  7. by   Teshiee
    I have to work Christmas eve but not turkey day or new years! That is why I love working perdiem no demands on the holidays.
  8. by   baseline
    Holidays are time and a half where I work. And doesn't make ya nuts when they say "I've got a family"...meaning kids. I have a family and my 86 year old Mum is .......well ....86! ( sorry...I have all the holidays off....flashbacks of Christmas past! )
  9. by   ernurse728
    Worked Thanksgiving 8a-8p....work the 24th 8a-8p...off Xmas Day...work 12hrs. on the 26th...off New Years Eve & Day
  10. by   debyan
    I work weekends all year long Fri 7a-3p Sat & Sun &a-7p and these hoidays are not on the weekend so I have them all off.Of course I do work every weekend. Where I work they only have 4 hoidays a year the 4th of July, turkey day, Xmas and New Years.It stinks I had worked at a state run in Ohio 13 holidays and paid even if you were off oh those were the days.:hatparty: deb
  11. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by baseline
    Holidays are time and a half where I work. And doesn't make ya nuts when they say "I've got a family"...meaning kids. I have a family and my 86 year old Mum is .......well ....86! ( sorry...I have all the holidays off....flashbacks of Christmas past! )
    You are sooooooooooooo right!!! If I want to just spend the day contemplating my navel, the so what?

    My decision not to have kids...someone else's to have them.
    So don't make it my responsibility to make your schedule holiday free...my time off is just as precious to me as it is to those with children.
  12. by   NicuGal
    I have an awesome schedule this year...I worked 3-11 Turkey day, I only work 4 hours on Christmas Eve...11p-3a, off Christmas day, work 4 hours on New Year's Eve 3p-7p and off the Day

    Our NM lets us deal with the scheduler...if she needs certain times covered and we do it, we can work whatever we want. Usually night shift on Christmas Eve and eves on New Years Eve are the hardest to cover, so if you volunteer to work any block of those, you get whatever else you want
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by studentdeb
    Just a question for you all, when you have to work the holidays, do you get holiday pay? or regular pay?

    Thanks
    We get the screws put to us on this. If work the holiday, then we get another day off with pay. The administration tries to tell us it is like getting double time (yeah, right). I am sure it just saves them money somehow. We would all rather be paid double time for actually working the day, and forget the other day off with pay. We have been fighting this battle for years.

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