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what are usual shifts like? how many hours/week? Thanks! Sarah... Read More

  1. by   DolphinRN84
    I work two 12 hour shifts and two 8 hour shifts (40 hours a week). I work a day/night rotation- but recently requested permanent nights so hopefully I get it....
  2. by   loricatus
    Brand new job: 3 12.5 hour shifts (12P-1230A) per week with a 1 1/2 hour break, get paid for 37.5 hours per week. The catch is that I have to do an extra shift once a month (do 4 shifts that week) without OT. Kinda like the idea of a consistent paycheck and the long breaks; but, don't know if I like the idea of working OT without the extra pay, yet. I know that once I accrue PTO in 6 months, I can use it for that 4th day. I have just started and will have to find out if it works for me.

    Previous job: 3 12.5 hour shifts (7P-730A) per week with a 1 hour break, paid 34.5 hours for the week. Was supposed to get an extra OT day per month to make up for the p/t paid hours for full time work, but that never happened (was given a PTO day for the 4th day at straight time with no differentials included). Also, never got out till at least 8AM because day replacements came in when they felt like it-of course, never got paid for the extra time.
  3. by   NICU Mama
    32 hrs/wk (two 12's and one 8) night shift.
  4. by   LadieRn
    I work 36 hours per week three 12 hour shifts from 630a-630p. We also take call because we have a closed unit. Which means that we cover our own call outs, vacations and etc.
  5. by   RNKITTY04
    Most of the time I work 3-12's (7p-7a) sometimes I pick up an extra 12.
    Its definaltly a butt kicker but the money is sweet
  6. by   myrlpie
    This week: 5 10 hour shifts and 2 12 hour shifts.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    I have Monday through Friday off; hence, I use these days off to attend college full-time during the week. I work full-time weekends, which involve a 16 hour shift on Saturday and another 16 hour shift on Sunday. My workplace pays me for a full 40 hour work week with benefits.
  8. by   CVICURN2003
    Scheduled for two 12's a week. Usually work 3-4 12's a week. Any "extra (above my two scheduled) are time and a half plus ten plus I go into overtime ont he fourth day. Some weeks I can be bought some weeks not.
  9. by   Nemhain
    Quote from CVICURN2003
    Scheduled for two 12's a week. Usually work 3-4 12's a week. Any "extra (above my two scheduled) are time and a half plus ten plus I go into overtime ont he fourth day. Some weeks I can be bought some weeks not.
    I'm jealous! Very very jealous!!! I want to go down to two 12's a week with the option of working the occasional 3... but you get overtime for it... you lucky devil!!!
  10. by   Kyrshamarks
    This stretch is 96 hours for me (8 12's in 8 days) then I will take 2 days off and probably work my usual 60-72 hours per week (5-6 12's)
  11. by   Ted
    Like many here, I work three 12-hour shifts (7PM to 7AM) per week. However, night-shift workers receive special pay of 40-hours for 36 hours worked. This is a NICE benefit!! Basically, I get paid 4 hours per week of non-work.

    And we STILL can't hire the staff!! We STILL have several full-time night positions to fill throughout our small hospital!!! :selfbonk:

    Sigh. . .
  12. by   Roy Fokker
    Holy guacamole! A post from Ted! In "General Nursing forum" no less!

    Did I do something right for a change?!

    Quote from efiebke
    This is a NICE benefit!! Basically, I get paid 4 hours per week of non-work.
    WHAT???!!! Get paid 40 for doing the work of 36?! With shift differential??!!!

    I'm moving there next week! Gimme the name of this hospital .....
  13. by   Ted
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Holy guacamole! A post from Ted! In "General Nursing forum" no less!

    Did I do something right for a change?!

    WHAT???!!! Get paid 40 for doing the work of 36?! With shift differential??!!!

    I'm moving there next week! Gimme the name of this hospital .....
    I've been posting for a few days, now. . . :imbar :imbar I miss allnurses!

    You're doing right, Roy! :chuckle

    Yep! 40 hours for doing the work of 36! And we STILL can't find the help!

    Cheers, Roy!

    Ted

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