4-8-12 hours per pay period (q 2 weeks) Time and a half when called in from a day off and double time for staying over past my regular shift.
I love it!
I had a heck of a year last year with 2 deaths in my family and having to put one grandmother in LTC. With all of this happening 2000 miles away and by the end of the holiday season I was stressed and stretched so thin that I HAD to do something for my own mental and physical well-being.
So I decided to cut my hours from 3 - 12 hour shift/wk to 2 - 12 hour shift/wk. This still makes me eligible for full benefits and I only have to commit to it for 6 months, I can increase my hours again when that time is up if I want to.
All I need to do now to make up for most of the money I'm losing by cutting my hours is work a shift of overtime. Of course the overtime is not guaranteed and that's okay, I can still make it on the 2/12's/wk. My nurse manager actually recommended that I do this! Why didn't I think of it earlier!?!?
We have excellent staffing. I've never had to stay over to finish up work or like Angie said, to help the next shift get started unless I'm in the middle of a code or my patient crumps during report. Even then, the next shift is raring to go and I'm pretty free to leave once I give report.
Also when working overtime, my unit is very appreciative. I can usually expect a great, interesting assignment!
p.s. There is no mandatory OT unless there is a crisis situation going on such as a disaster like a giant earthquake.