holiday pay - page 2

I work in an ICU in a for profit hospital. I think we have the worst holiday pay. First of all we only get two paid holidays a year and those are Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. The pay is from... Read More

  1. by   Weeping Willow
    We get 12 paid holidays. No extra pay for working holidays, though. If we work it, we get to take it later, usually when we request it. Or if we quit, we get paid for our saved holidays then.

    Ideally, we'd get double time on the major holidays and maybe time and a half for lesser ones.

    As for why nurses put up with the low pay and benefits that aren't good - we are mostly women, mostly passive, mostly not willing to risk getting fired by speaking out. We have to have our income, most of us are not working for the fun, we work to survive and are scared to organize and unite and demand our due.
  2. by   AggieD04
    We don't get any holiday pay at all, I was led to believe that this was the standard....and we are required to work 3/5 major holidays including thanksgiving, Christmas eve, Christmas day, new years eve, new years day
  3. by   Weeping Willow
    Quote from AggieD04
    We don't get any holiday pay at all, I was led to believe that this was the standard....and we are required to work 3/5 major holidays including thanksgiving, Christmas eve, Christmas day, new years eve, new years day
    That's interesting that your employer actally calls the Eve's holidays. Anywhere I've ever worked, including religious hospitals, never called Christmas EVE a holiday, and definitely never NY EVE. Always just the Day.

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