Holiday differentials?

  1. Curious as to what other acute care facilities pay regarding major holiday differentials. Worked today, Easter, for no differential -- other than the standard 25% weekend differential.

    Thanksgiving: 50% differential
    Christmas: 50% differential
    Easter: No differential (must not be a holiday)
    Christmas Eve: No differential if you work days, or 7a-7p: must work the entire 3-11p shift for 50% differential
    New Year's Eve: No differential if you work days, or 7a-7p; must work the entire 3-11p shift for 50% differential

    Interested in seeing what others receive....Sue
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   jadednurse
    I think most places consider Easter a religious holiday and, therefore, don't offer a differential.
  4. by   jadednurse
    Although, if you think about it, Christmas is actually a religious holiday as well. I just think because it's become so commercialized it's recognized as a national holiday or something. All the places I've worked have offered similar holiday differentials (time-and-a-half).
  5. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    I think most places consider Easter a religious holiday and, therefore, don't offer a differential.
    What about Christmas -- celebrating the birth of Christ. Although, if the hospitals want to consider Christmas "a nonreligious" holiday & a holiday to celebrate Santa -- I'll practice my religion at home and keep the holiday differential.
  6. by   jadednurse
    We're on the same page, I just posted a minute quicker! Great minds think alike
  7. by   susanmary
    I'm still whining about no Easter differential. Although, the patients did get absolutely lovely "Happy Easter" napkins for their meals.
  8. by   LANurse
    We do not get holiday differentials for any holiday, and we do not get weekend differentials either.
  9. by   Paprikat
    We get evening, night and weekend differential. On Good Friday it is double time and a half, on Easter Monday, it is time and a half.
  10. by   flashpoint
    Wow...we get time and a half for New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. $1 an hour differential for nights...another $1 an hour for weekends.
  11. by   bassbird
    We don't get holiday pay for any holidays. I was surprised to find this out after I was hired. Oh well. The people who work all 12 hour shifts work 2 holidays per year, and the the 8 hour people work every other holiday. Easter is not considered a recognized holiday here either.
  12. by   jadednurse
    Originally posted by bassbird
    We don't get holiday pay for any holidays. I was surprised to find this out after I was hired. Oh well.
    Yikes! And you guys put up with that?
  13. by   OrthoNutter
    quote:Originally posted by bassbird
    We don't get holiday pay for any holidays. I was surprised to find this out after I was hired. Oh well.


    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Yikes! And you guys put up with that?
    I am betting that I will see it pop up anyway, but to quote sjoe....

    We will get exactly as much crap as we will take.
    Last edit by OrthoNutter on Apr 21, '03
  14. by   debbyed
    We have New years, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Christmas holiday has been changed to "The religious holiday of your choice" These holidays pay 1 1/2 and if you work you get another day off. We also get 3 Float holidays that you can take anytime during the year.

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