Do you think this is fair? - page 2

I'm in the weekend program at work, and work every single weekened. I only work Sat & Sun, so I am considered part time. We have 4 weekenders on my unit, and as a result, the rest of the regular... Read More

  1. Visit  bigmona profile page
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    I don't have a choice right now to not work the weekends given the circumstances I'm in.

    I appreciate the constructive replies. All I was asking for was some perspective (not attitude) and many of you gave it to me. Thanks.
  2. Visit  jmtndl profile page
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    You wanted this schedule, right?If you don't like the terms, don't work the schedule. "Fair" is a kindergarten word.
    sicushells, sharpeimom, and llg like this.
  3. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from bigmona
    I don't have a choice right now to not work the weekends given the circumstances I'm in.

    I appreciate the constructive replies. All I was asking for was some perspective (not attitude) and many of you gave it to me. Thanks.
    i did weekends only for awhile...would work 24, get paid for 36hr.
    it was called the baylor program.
    don't know if it's the same deal with you, but if a holidays fell on the w/e, we wouldn't get anything extra.

    however, if holidays fell on the w/e every single year, i'd speak up...
    but not for the isolated w/e, not worth it...
    and, i'd feel greedy asking for more.

    lesile
    sharpeimom likes this.
  4. Visit  shiccy profile page
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    What you're saying is you make more per hour than everyone else, but are not on one or two days every once in a while?

    Also, is the Sat-Sun thing considered fulltime? At my hospital our 'weekend incentive' people work two days, but get paid for three (which is why I ask). They're considered 'full time' and get full benefits, but don't get as much vacation time off nor as much sick time. They can, however, request 1 weekend off a quarter.

    Look at it this way:
    You get paid more than anybody else for normal hours
    You get the days you WANT to work (weekends), and not the days you don't (unlike your cohorts)
    You possibly are still full time even though you work a whopping two days a week (if above is true)
    You don't have to work ANY holidays except the ones that fall on your weekend.

    They get:
    More money a few days a year
    They have to work whenever they're scheduled and have to switch to get around it
    They work 3 days a week or more
    They have a holiday schedule rotation where they have to work pretty much every holiday.

    If this bothers you the only way of getting around it, sans finding a new job, is to go to normal shifts and working whenever the heck they want you to.

    In short:
    Stow it and stop feeling like a victim.
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  5. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    With my employers, as with most, it is luck of the draw what happens whenever a holiday falls on any particular day. Employers use this fact to their advantage. It boils down to them paying or not paying holiday pay according to the rules they make for their own advantage. Not really worth getting worked up over if you can't do anything about it.
  6. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
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    Quote from meandragonbrett
    Yes, it's fair. Get over it.
    Was it really necessarily to tell her to get over it? What does that achieve? It felt so biting to me. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive.
  7. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
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    Quote from shiccy
    what you're saying is you make more per hour than everyone else, but are not on one or two days every once in a while?

    also, is the sat-sun thing considered fulltime? at my hospital our 'weekend incentive' people work two days, but get paid for three (which is why i ask). they're considered 'full time' and get full benefits, but don't get as much vacation time off nor as much sick time. they can, however, request 1 weekend off a quarter.

    look at it this way:
    you get paid more than anybody else for normal hours
    you get the days you want to work (weekends), and not the days you don't (unlike your cohorts) this is not always the case, as she stated.
    you possibly are still full time even though you work a whopping two days a week (if above is true) she might be doing 16 hour shifts.
    you don't have to work any holidays except the ones that fall on your weekend.

    they get: also by choice, as the op makes a choice to work her schedule, so do the other nurses
    more money a few days a year
    they have to work whenever they're scheduled and have to switch to get around it
    they work 3 days a week or more
    they have a holiday schedule rotation where they have to work pretty much every holiday.

    if this bothers you the only way of getting around it, sans finding a new job, is to go to normal shifts and working whenever the heck they want you to.

    in short:
    stow it and stop feeling like a victim.
    i hurt from this callous, possibly jealous, remark.

    let's face it - they don't call it "work" for nothing, no matter how high the pay, how great the working conditions. there are, apparently, always problems.
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  8. Visit  ebear profile page
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    Wow, Shiccy. That's cold....
  9. Visit  2bTraumaRN2008 profile page
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    Wow, and you call yourself professionals??? I would hope that you wouldn't be my nurse one day with all the negativity and unnecessary remarks!!

    I just wonder how "great" your attitude is at work?
  10. Visit  RNandRRT profile page
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    Having to actually cover the holidays on your weekends is actually fair.

    Not getting compensated appropriately for it is not. And it could be illegal.

    Salaried employees do not receive compensation for overtime and holidays, so they are not required to work them. Non salaried employees should all be compensated. 1.5 should be paid to all, regardless of how much someone's hourly pay is. PRN'ers used to be paid significantly more for no benefits, but they still get compensated 1.5 for holidays and overtime. Your situation is no different. The fact that you have to work the weekend and it's a holiday should have no bearing on this.

    side note: you certainly didn't deserve the attitudes you received from some of these posts. allnurses.com is here for questions just such as this one. good luck.
  11. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from 2btraumarn2008
    wow, and you call yourself professionals??? i would hope that you wouldn't be my nurse one day with all the negativity and unnecessary remarks!!

    i just wonder how "great" your attitude is at work?
    debate on an internet site shows absolutely nothing about someone's professionalism or attitude at work. chastising someone for their poor attitude and hoping that they won't be your nurse one day is indicative of the nastiness and backbiting that so many say they deplore. and since it appears that you're still a student, you don't even understand the realities of being a professional yet anyway.

    one more thought: those who get picky about which nurse they'll allow to take care of themselves or their families usually end up with worse nursing care . . . unless all you really wanted was the pillow fluffing.
    sicushells, Up2nogood RN, klone, and 5 others like this.
  12. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    to the op: i see nothing at all unfair about your situation -- looks as if you have a pretty sweet deal! if you're starting to chafe, however, maybe it's time you went back to regular staffing. if you're not ready to do that, then take the bad (christmas and new years falling on saturdays this year) with the good (set schedule, only two days a week and most holidays off).
    sunnycalifRN, nuangel1, and wooh like this.
  13. Visit  ktwlpn profile page
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    I'm full time-I work every other weekend and half the major holidays each year.If a holiday falls ON my weekend rotation I work it unless it's Christmas. Christmas,T Giving and New Years are worked every other year. As full time I work on one unit-and am often in the charge nurse role. Our "PRN" staff are not required to work a number of weekends or holidays and are responsible for nothing but passing meds and maybe picking up a few treatments.They always work on the larger units and are the second or third nurse.They are NEVER in the charge nurse role.They NEVER do an admission or hospital return.Many never even call a doc and note new orders. They also make more dollars an hour then I do-is that fair? They do not get bennies and have no gauranteed time. That's the trade off....
    When we had a Baylor program those folks were allowed ONE weekend off a year.They got their straight time no matter if a holiday fell on the weekend or not. They also had little responsibilty just like our current PRN staff.
    We all have to make sacrifices for our families-if the weekend option is no longer working then leave it.But look at a calendar to see exactly what holidays really fall on the weekend next year.

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