Quote from critcarenurse16
I have presented my manager with a proposal but she tells me it would cost too much to 'convert the entire hospital' to accomadate a work 36-paid for 40 schedule. I disagree however-- You would have to work an average of 1.5 hr per day OT to get PAID overtime. We are short staffed now that summer is approaching and the overtime is staggering. They can't see the light! The real issue is some senior staff members are willing to only work 8 hrs. They are less than full time employees by the way. I know a lot of hospitals staff a mix of 8's and 12's. Our facitlity wants us to come in for the extra 4 hrs on a separate day- not nice when you have to come in from 0300-0700. Thanks for your input, I'll give it another go!
Why must they be paid for 40 when they work 36? Most places pay for the hours worked.
As for salaried pesonel. By definition salaried are not paid by the hour and are there fore not tied to a certain number of hours, or shifts.
Our hospital has people who work 1 day a week , 2 days a week, 3, days a week and even 4 days a week all on 12 hour shifts. We also have those who stager 2 days one week three the next and a number of other combinations that are just too long to go into. Some work 8 hours.
Even 10 hour shifts can be accomodated.
IT sounds like they just don't want to do the work it would take to think out of the box.
Not accomodating staff will cost them more in the long run.