I think I have heard it all now. We have several night baylor people, so our regular night shift doesn't not have to work weekends. We have no baylor days, and the nurses on days who are still required to work weekends think this is unfair. Well, this week my boss comes to me and says: "hey, we have a couple of the regular day nurses who want to go to baylor days. Would you like to see what you can work out so the rest of the nurses could go to every 4th weekend." So I ask for the names of the nurses who want to work the baylor days, and find out there is one more little catch to this story. If the rest of us nurses go to every 4th weekend, we would be required to take call one other weekend a month AND not receive on call pay.
My response was BS, I am not taking call and not getting paid. I would rather just keep my every 3rd weekend. I told my boss that I could see the scenario now, one of the other departments would call in sick and the call person would be expected to come in and fill in the department that called in.
Of course her reply was, "no that won't happen, you would be on call for our department only."
Yeah, right. I like to sell you some oceanfront property in Arizona too, and there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you, too.
I just looked at my boss and stated "how dumb do you think we are?"
Needless to say, I probably won't be asked to work on this again.