Holidays and pay at work

  1. Just wondering what holidays your workplace recognizes, and how you are compensated for holidays.

    At the hospital I work at we work every other holiday and occasionally get rotated off.

    We get base+50% (time and a half) for Major Holidays =Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Labor day.

    And we get base+20% for Minor Holidays= Columbus, Martin Luther King President's, Memorial, and Independence day.

    I thought it was kind of cheap of them to make the "minor" holidays worth less, but what do I know?

    And also, Do Religious Hospitals get more holidays?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    There are only 6 holidays that are recognized at my workplace: New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The minor holidays are not recognized at all.

    My workplace stopped offering holiday pay last July. If we wish to be paid for one of these 6 holidays, we must submit a request to use our PTO (paid time off) days in order to receive extra money for these days.
  4. by   SCRN1
    Our holidays are the same as TheCommuter's.

    At Baptist hospital where I worked, we got time & a half for working holidays. I now work at a Catholic hospital and we only get an extra 7 an hour for them. I work per diem and only get that for one holiday per year. If I work any other holiday after the first one worked, I don't get anything extra. (That's the reason I will only work one holiday a year.)
  5. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Wow, so I guess I'm not so bad off after all. My boyfriend's mom works for the state and she works on Thanksgiving every year because she gets double time and a half! And another hospital in CT pays double time for Christmas and Thanksgiving, time and a half for the others. Too bad it's so far away from us!
  6. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Quote from TheCommuter
    There are only 6 holidays that are recognized at my workplace: New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The minor holidays are not recognized at all.

    My workplace stopped offering holiday pay last July. If we wish to be paid for one of these 6 holidays, we must submit a request to use our PTO (paid time off) days in order to receive extra money for these days.
    Are you required to work holidays or are you exempt?
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Chaoticdreams33
    Are you required to work holidays or are you exempt?
    I'm required to work holidays since I'm a floor nurse.

    However, my regular schedule is "The Baylor Plan." I have Monday through Friday off, then work 16 hours on Saturday and 16 hours on Sunday. I am paid for a 40 hour workweek through the Baylor Plan.

    I don't work most holidays since they usually fall on weekdays. However, I have the option of being paid for a weekday holiday if I use my PTO (paid time off) hours.
  8. by   Mags4711
    Our facility also recognizes the "six biggies." but we group them together, we have to work two out of four of the "summer" holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving), and one of the two "winter" ones (Christmas and New Years Day). My institution does not recognize any other holidays in any way (we can substitute a University recognized holiday for anything we may choose, though). We put in holiday requests for which ones we want to work and which we want off. My unit has such high seniority that in order to get Christmas off, you have to have been in the University system for about 14 years. For July 4th, it's at least 10 to 12 years. I frankly think we should rotate at least the "Winter" Holidays. It's a union place, so seniority rules. Which is sort of okay with me, I've paid my "dues" by working there for so long, it's someone elses turn to pay theirs. I work every Christmas (though I do not have to, I've got 17 1/2 years) so someone below me who has little kids can have it off.

    We get paid time and a half to work it, plus our holiday straight pay=2.5xpay. So they are pretty lucrative, especially Thanksgiving. If you work 12's, you'll work 24 hrs between Thursday and Friday, but get paid for 60 hours.

    This thread reminds me of a conversation we had recently at work about how so many new nurses (and I am NOT saying anyone here is saying this, this was a conversation we had in my workplace) come out of school and think they'll get straight day shift, working no weekends and no holidays and will get summer vacations, laughable! I remember being told in nursing school that this is a 24/7/365 job and that you better realize that early on. But then again, another off-shoot of our conversation was about the lack of teamwork in a lot (not all, mind you!) of the newer ones, but that's another topic!
  9. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I'm required to work holidays since I'm a floor nurse.

    However, my regular schedule is "The Baylor Plan." I have Monday through Friday off, then work 16 hours on Saturday and 16 hours on Sunday. I am paid for a 40 hour workweek through the Baylor Plan.

    I don't work most holidays since they usually fall on weekdays. However, I have the option of being paid for a weekday holiday if I use my PTO (paid time off) hours.
    Ah, so that's what a Baylor Plan is! I've heard it mentioned but never knew what it was, until now. Thanks

    Quote from faithmd
    Our facility also recognizes the "six biggies." but we group them together, we have to work two out of four of the "summer" holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving), and one of the two "winter" ones (Christmas and New Years Day). My institution does not recognize any other holidays in any way (we can substitute a University recognized holiday for anything we may choose, though). We put in holiday requests for which ones we want to work and which we want off. My unit has such high seniority that in order to get Christmas off, you have to have been in the University system for about 14 years. For July 4th, it's at least 10 to 12 years. I frankly think we should rotate at least the "Winter" Holidays. It's a union place, so seniority rules. Which is sort of okay with me, I've paid my "dues" by working there for so long, it's someone elses turn to pay theirs. I work every Christmas (though I do not have to, I've got 17 1/2 years) so someone below me who has little kids can have it off.

    We get paid time and a half to work it, plus our holiday straight pay=2.5xpay. So they are pretty lucrative, especially Thanksgiving. If you work 12's, you'll work 24 hrs between Thursday and Friday, but get paid for 60 hours.

    This thread reminds me of a conversation we had recently at work about how so many new nurses (and I am NOT saying anyone here is saying this, this was a conversation we had in my workplace) come out of school and think they'll get straight day shift, working no weekends and no holidays and will get summer vacations, laughable! I remember being told in nursing school that this is a 24/7/365 job and that you better realize that early on. But then again, another off-shoot of our conversation was about the lack of teamwork in a lot (not all, mind you!) of the newer ones, but that's another topic!
    Wow, 14 years... At our hospital they do summer vacations by seniority, but holidays are always every other. So you work Christmas even years, Thanksgiving odd years, etc.

    I know some of those new grads that you speak of, luckily I'm not one of them! I actually want nights, and while it would be nice to have weekends off, I like working them because it's a bit more relaxed.

    So your deal sounds the best so far paywise! 2.5X, that would be nice. Do you think that a lot of unionized hospitals have better holiday/differential pay?

    Thanks for your input everyone!
  10. by   sister--*
    We only have 3 paid holidays a yr., Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We select which one we'd like most to have off, our second choice, and then our third.

    Management is pretty good about letting us have our #1 off. If worked the pay is time and one-half. If not worked then nothing.
  11. by   jimthorp
    Quote from TheCommuter
    There are only 6 holidays that are recognized at my workplace: New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The minor holidays are not recognized at all.

    My workplace stopped offering holiday pay last July. If we wish to be paid for one of these 6 holidays, we must submit a request to use our PTO (paid time off) days in order to receive extra money for these days.
    That is downright absurd. It certainly shows how well the company values your time.

    My company recognizes the same holidays as yours. I get paid for them whether or not I work on them and I don't have to use vacation time to get the $$.

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