Hospital staff/no weekends/holidays

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    Has anyone ever been privileged to be hired as part of hospital as a staff nurse and be allowed not to have to work weekends or holidays due to the schedule of your child's child care facility? I know these working hours are virtually unheard of at a hospital for a staff nurse, but I know it has happened somewhere. So, who has experienced this or know someone who has? I know these hours are usually found in outpatient, but I'm very curious about hospitals. Thanks!
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    Quote from finallyRN7
    Has anyone ever been privileged to be hired as part of hospital as a staff nurse and be allowed not to have to work weekends or holidays due to the schedule of your child's child care facility? I know these working hours are virtually unheard of at a hospital for a staff nurse, but I know it has happened somewhere. So, who has experienced this or know someone who has? I know these hours are usually found in outpatient, but I'm very curious about hospitals. Thanks!
    I've never seen this in an inpatient setting. Most inpatient settings that I'm aware of have a mandated rotating weekend/holiday schedule regardless of whether or not the employee has children.
    Meriwhen, LadyFree28, poppycat, and 3 others like this.
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    Not in the real world. You might and it's a big might be able to do some shift swaps to get a few off.

    If you can't work the required shift rota you won't work in acute care.

    Nobody is that valuable or irreplaceable
    Meriwhen, wooh, poppycat, and 7 others like this.
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    Some places have WOW (work only weekend) option which means everyone else works during the week.

    If the holiday falls on your work day, you work it.
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    Nope - sorry, but hospitals exist to provide continuous (24X7) nursing care. There are a bazillion different scheduling options, but I've never heard of one that allowed any staff nurse to skip his/her share of 'unpopular' shifts.
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    Thanks guys. The answers were where my gut led me. However, I know a friend who just landed a staff position at a hospital and has been secured a no weekends/holidays position simply because she knows the manager VERY well. A mere example of pure favoritism. Oh well, some individuals are just that lucky.
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    Quote from finallyRN7
    Thanks guys. The answers were where my gut led me. However, I know a friend who just landed a staff position at a hospital and has been secured a no weekends/holidays position simply because she knows the manager VERY well. A mere example of pure favoritism. Oh well, some individuals are just that lucky.
    Let us know how that works out for her. In the end, I guess I really wouldn't care, but at my work place there are some staff that would raise holy heck over a situation like that!
    bloodorange, LadyFree28, wooh, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from finallyRN7
    Thanks guys. The answers were where my gut led me. However, I know a friend who just landed a staff position at a hospital and has been secured a no weekends/holidays position simply because she knows the manager VERY well. A mere example of pure favoritism. Oh well, some individuals are just that lucky.
    And the job will only exist as long as that manager is there.

    If it's a union site the hiring will be grieved.

    Don't think the coworkers will be pleased either.
    LadyFree28, not.done.yet, KelRN215, and 2 others like this.
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    Even if it isn't union someone will in all likelihood be hoofing it down to HR.
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    Quote from finallyRN7
    Thanks guys. The answers were where my gut led me. However, I know a friend who just landed a staff position at a hospital and has been secured a no weekends/holidays position simply because she knows the manager VERY well. A mere example of pure favoritism. Oh well, some individuals are just that lucky.
    Yikes! That manager is setting her friend up to be eaten alive! Or lying to her... I'd be curious to hear how she's doing in a few months.
    LadyFree28, wooh, KelRN215, and 5 others like this.


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