Easter considered holiday at your facility?

  1. 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.
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  3. by   heartrn4duke
    Its not a holiday at my facility which is ironic because the university started as a divinity school and still has one of the largest divinity schools. Go figure.
  4. by   llg
    None of the hospitals that I have worked at over the years (6 hospitals in 6 different states) have included Easter as an institutional hospitals --- and 2 of those hospitals were Catholic hospitals.
  5. by   ann945n
    I dont think it is because unlike christmas which is celebrated by many for no religion reasons easter is a strictly religion holiday, thats just my two cents
  6. by   Altra
    Quote from ann945n
    I dont think it is because unlike christmas which is celebrated by many for no religion reasons easter is a strictly religion holiday, thats just my two cents
    News flash ... the Easter Bunny is not a religious symbol.

    Easter is considered a holiday at my hospital, and after a quick poll of a few friends who work at other hospitals in my region, it seems this is the norm here.
  7. by   miko014
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.. .no.

    And I work for a METHODIST hospital.
  8. by   kmoonshine
    No; and I work at a catholic hospital! I get emails about lent, a "special" prayer/spirituality book, but easter is not considered a holiday.
  9. by   ann945n
    Quote from MLOS
    News flash ... the Easter Bunny is not a religious symbol.

    Easter is considered a holiday at my hospital, and after a quick poll of a few friends who work at other hospitals in my region, it seems this is the norm here.
    News flash.... christ rising from the dead is a religious symbol
  10. by   RNsRWe
    No, and neither is Passover, if you want to get down to it.

    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.

    We're not a faith-based hospital, either.
  11. by   RNsRWe
    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.
    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.
  12. by   HappyNurse2005
    nope. we get paid for new years day/memorial day/july 4/labor day/t-giving and cmas only.

    sucks. its a pretty major holiday, ya know? and i must agree, that although a religious holiday, it has become quite mainstream for non religious reasons (candy and easter bunny)
  13. by   LeesieBug
    Adding a big "NOPE" here. It stinks that one could potentially work every stinking Easter, depending how the schedule works out. Even if they aren't going to use it as a paid holiday I wish we could work out something in our unit to take turns. One poor gal has had the misfortune of working the last 6 Easters.
  14. by   sanctuary
    No, not in 2 state hospitals, a Catholic 1, or the VA system. Just another Sunday, bloody Sunday.

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