How much overtime do you work? What are your regular hours? 40 or 36 or less? how do you do your overtime?(extra hours on scheduled shift or extra days)
My facility is pretty short staffed frequently and a lot of the staff does A LOT overtime. ( up to 30 hours a week for one nurse!!!! on top of her 40). I don't like doing it and feel like the rest of the staff gets disappointed/angry when I don't thus leaving them short. Some people do a 2-3 16 hour shifts and a 12 a week. Or 4 twelves. 3twelves and a 16. all sorts of combos amounting to more hours than what they were hired for (36 or 40). In nursing (med surg) is it expected you work a certain amount of overtime?Like in certain jobs/fields it is expected employees work overtime. Is it like this everywhere? are you looked down as the lazy nurse who won't do more than 40 hours a week if you don't work overtime?
Jun 25, '11
by tokmom, BSN, RN
I have a 36 hr work week, but end up with another day of OT per week, easily. It's usually meetings and the end of shift OT that rack it up for me.
Last edit by tokmom on Jun 25, '11