Well being an employee already, I thought I would give it a fair chance first. I totally agree with both of you. I think it's a joke........ecspecially for the retention issue. I didn't want to dive in and say that, without hearing some neutral opinions first.
Answers? get this! In approximately 1992, the offered a $3 an hour shift diff for nights, and $2 for evenings (I think?) the when getting staffing was not a problem, they started to cut those.
1993 - 3rd shift diff $2.50hr, 2nd shift diff, $1.50hr, but everybody git a .43 raise.
1994 - 3rd shift diff $2hr, and 2nd shift diff $1hr, but everybody got a .43 cent an hour raise.
1995 -3rd shift diff $1.50hr, and 2nd $1.00hr, but everybody got a .43 cent an hour raise.
1996 - $1.00 across the board after 3:30pm till 7am, and everybody got their .43 cents.
So no......they dont have good shift diff. Night nurses, working there lost .07 an hour for 3-4 years. That's not retention either.
Nobody gets time and a half hor required holidays......they get it if they are short for the shift.......and somebody fills in last minute.....thats about it.
I agree, there is nothing there to retain nurses IMO.....ot's lame.......they will loose more than they gain for sure.