Do you have a set schedule? - page 3

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Do you only work 7-3, 7-7, 3-11, 11-7? Or do you have to bounce back and forth between all these shifts? Do you have a weekly schedule with chosen days off? Do you get it in advance? Do you get scheduled for whatever they... Read More


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    I work night shift only (and loving it). My unit posts a mock schedule about two months in advance and we set down our schedules the way we want it. Then our nurse manager tries to work out the schedules as closely to what we requested. It works out most of the time.
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    We're on a two week rotation. I work Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun week one and Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri week two. I have a free day that I can fill in if needed but I usually just keep that as a day off. My schedule is so set, I can basically tell you what days I work as far out as I care to go. I put it in my Google Calendar as "reoccurring, no end date" lol.
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    I have a four week rotation. I get it 6 weeks in advance. I work 8 hour days and evenings but I pick up nights and some 12 hour shifts as well. I also pick up on other floors.
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    I work 11p-730a. 32 hours a week, occasionally I'll do 40 hours, and I have to work every other weekend.

    My work days usually vary, but lately it's been:

    Week 1: work Mon Tues Wed -- Thurs & Fri off -- work Sat & Sun
    Week 2: Mon & Tues off -- work Wed Thurs & Fri night -- off Sat & Sun
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    Quote from uswoman
    I'm working in a major hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and have quite possibly found the worst rostering (scheduling) ever. And it is bad. I'm working on a medical ward and here is what I am working the next two weeks: Saturday - 1PM to 9:30PM. Sunday - 7AM to 3:30PM, Monday -1PM to 9:30PM, Tuesday- 7AM to 3:30PM then off Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is 1PM to 9:30PM, Saturday is 7AM to 3:30PM, Sunday 1PM to 9:30PM, Monday 1pm-3:30PM, Tuesday 1:30PM to 9:30PM, Wednesday 7AM to 3:30PM, Thursday 7AM to 3:30PM. I am a new employee and I don't like to complain, but whenever the charge nurse gets back from vacation, I intend to have a serious conversation about this. I am working here on a business visa, sponsored by the hospital, but I have no intention of sacrificing my health for the place. I'm 56 years old and have had some crappy work schedules in my life but having looked over the entire schedule, this appears to be the "normal" type schedule for everyone! I guess I should be happy that the Fair works act or whatever it is, prevents being scheduled more than 10 days in a row! (Note I have 8 days in a row on my schedule!) I've never encountered anything so horrendoue (not to mention dangerous) in all my years as a nurse. If a scheduling package is being used, then something is majorly wrong with it. Needless to say, I've applied elsewhere for a job and hoping to be out of there as soon as possible (which seems to be what happens on this ward.)
    uswoman, if you have just started at a job you may just of been slotted into the available shifts.

    If your hospital uses a rostering program, the more requests that you put in the better your roster will be.

    2 day shifts is the norm on most wards in public hospitals with the EBA that the ANF and fair work australia agreed to with the public hospitals.

    If you are full time, once you have been working a month you will be entitled to an ADO a month.
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    Pm shift and I write my own schedule depends on what I write lol
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    I have a set schedule. I work alternating Sunday, Monday Tuesday & Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7p-7a. We do not do rotating shifts.
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    im hired evening/night, so i can either work 3-11, 11-7, or 7p-7a. we self schedule for the most part.


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