Easter considered holiday at your facility? - page 3

At my facility, Easter is not considered a holiday. It is just like any other Sunday. I celebrate Easter as do the vast majority of others at my facility. I feel if we are working that day we should... Read More

  1. by   llg
    This thread illustrates why I like the idea of having a couple of "floating" holidays. I worked at one state institution and one private faith based hospitals in which employers got 2 floating holidays per year -- one in the first half of the year and the other in the second half. The empoyee could designate what day to take as the holiday. For example, someone might want Easter as a holiday while another person might want Mother's Day or their birthday or Passover.

    With a couple of floating holidays, all employees can be treated "equally" while still allowing for differences in preferences.
  2. by   Ophelia78
    I've never worked anywhere where Easter was a holiday- including at the library. I think businesses are trying to cut corners where they can. I'm not Christian, but I wouldn't mind an extra day off in the year. I like the idea of a floating holiday...
  3. by   floatRN
    Not a holiday where I work. I was just lucky that it landed on my weekend off this year.
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from Purdue_Nurse
    At my facility, Easter is not considered a holiday. It is just like any other Sunday. I celebrate Easter as do the vast majority of others at my facility. I feel if we are working that day we should be compensated the way we are for other holidays. I was just curious if Easter is counted as a holiday at any of your facilities or if it is commonplace among hospitals to ignore it.
    News flash. Other holidays not paid for include Purim, Succot, Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah.....even in many kosher observant Jewish hospitals.

    There is no reason to pay any holidays. That is a privilege, not a right You don't like that, work elsewhere ... and eventially the facility will learn what they have to do to keep staff.

    PS. My next assignment does not pay extra for Labor Day or Memorial day. And most places, do not pay extra for Easter.
  5. by   BJLynn
    Yup, it's a holiday where I work. We do not get a lot of perks, so the holiday thing is nice. Double pay rocks. New Years Day, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Presidents day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor day, Memorial day.

    Quote from RNsRWe
    We get one float holiday we can use for whatever day of the year we feel like taking as "our" holiday: Easter, Passover, Good Friday, first night of Hanukkah, whatever.
    Way back in the stone age when I used to manage a movie theatre, I had a mix of Jewish and Christian employees. My employees always got at least one holiday off during the winter "holiday season". I was very flexible as to which holiday they wanted off d/t family/religious reasons. Worked out well for me. (I did the same in spring too) I had a very loyal crew because of a little flexiblity on my part. We paid slightly over minimum and no holiday differntial.
  6. by   blueheaven
    Easter has NEVER been a holiday at any facility I have ever worked at.
  7. by   misty1998
    It's not considered a holiday at my hospital either. But as a unit we "count" it. We take into consideration who has worked last year and such. Actually we do that for all holidays. Most everyone in our dept is good about rotating. We even try to rotate Mothers Day and Fathers Day.
  8. by   leeae85
    yes-my facility recognizes Easter as one of the 6 holidays that they pay DOUBLE time for! So yes, I love the Lord, but I did pick up Easter as an extra day to work!!!!
  9. by   Purdue_Nurse
    Quote from caroladybelle
    News flash. Other holidays not paid for include Purim, Succot, Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah.....even in many kosher observant Jewish hospitals.

    There is no reason to pay any holidays. That is a privilege, not a right You don't like that, work elsewhere ... and eventially the facility will learn what they have to do to keep staff.

    PS. My next assignment does not pay extra for Labor Day or Memorial day. And most places, do not pay extra for Easter.
    Thanks for the "news flash". I am aware there are many other religious holidays not observed by hospitals. With Easter coming up it has been a topic of discussion at my facility and I was just curious what was done in other parts of the country.



    Quote from sanctuary
    Maybe the Suits figure it doesn't need to be a holiday, 'cause it always falls on the weekend.
    You are probably right!
  10. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from RNsRWe
    And of course that opens up a whole can of worms as to which religious holidays will be compensated, and which ones aren't. There's lots of holy days on the calendar that are celebrated by lots of people of varying faiths, and obviously they aren't all going to get extra compensation for them.

    Christmas is the only religion-based holiday that we all have either off or get extra compensation for working. And I suppose that has less to do with religion and more to do with American expectations.
    That's true. Now here come the worms...
  11. by   steelcityrn
    No day off here...salaried m-f, sunday is my holiday.

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