Survey - allnurses.com : Do you report overtime for missed breaks or late charting? - page 2

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  1. by   NicuGal
    Our unit manager decided to be snotty about leaving 5 or 10 minutes early, even if everything was done, you had given report and the other person had no qualm about you leaving. So, you bet your sweet behind that we all mark every minute are there late! And no lunch gets signed out too. The charge nurse has to initial the time after you make the changes.

    Youda LOL I have a bad attitude too LOL
  2. by   deespoohbear
    You better believe I mark down for missed lunches and OT!! I am not working for free!! (That is called volunteerism, which I do through my church!). For awhile we were getting hassled about OT, but not lately. Sometimes it just can't be helped! I bust my chops to get out on time because I have other things to do with my life besides work!! When the administration was hassling us our response was: "If you guys want to come up here and take our pt load of 7 or 8 pts for 30 minutes to ensure we get our break, go ahead." Funny, we didn't have any volunteers from management take us up on that one. The day my facility stops paying for OT is the day I will look for another job.
  3. by   -jt
    <do you report overtime for missed breaks or late charting>

    Of course. Time is money. My time is valuable. And I dont work for free.
  4. by   nightingale
    I would not dream of NOT tallying for a missed break or lunch... it adds up and management needs to know where the pennies are going and pay the toll at the bridge....
  5. by   caliotter3
    Perhaps the question should have been further qualified. I would not report OT for missed breaks or a certain amt of missed charting however I would report OT if I was involved in tasks that just had to be completed. In other words, it would depend on why I was late and for how long. Now that I'm in home health I report if I am not relieved within 8 minutes of the end of the shift.

    There are many agencies that play with the labor laws by having a certain "schedule" under which their employees who agree can work more than 40 hours/week without getting paid OT. Now this one I take exception to.
  6. by   SheilaK
    Where I work we usually get comp time which we either use or lose in 90 days. Anything less than 15 mins, well it's just not worth the paperwork. Anything over 30 minutes, you bet - pay me! In between 15-30 mins - well I guess it all depends on what kind of day I had LOL
  7. by   ?burntout
    Like Allison P, we are automatically given 30 minutes for lunch-UNPAID.
    If I have to stay over to finish charting or whatever, you better believe I stay on that time clock!! Even if it's just 15 min or an hour (on them BAD days ), it adds up!

    Like everyone else, I don't work for FREE!!!!
  8. by   eltrip
    You bet I do.
  9. by   l.rae
    always...but not for breaks...just lunch and time worked over end of shift for any reason......LR
  10. by   RN-PA
    We have a badge-reading system at our hospital where we swipe in when we arrive and swipe out when leaving. Also, there are various codes to punch in if a meal is missed or if you come in for a meeting or education, for example. I always put in for a missed dinner and clock out only when I'm sure my work is finished. (We've been told that working if we've already clocked out can be a cause for termination.)

    Although our hospital is dealing with a lot of financial problems, they haven't bugged us about overtime-- yet...
  11. by   kellyseye
    Yes i do
    never used to but the more regularly it happened ..... and the pettier they got with my time ... the more petty i got with theirs .... if im really cranky ill claim rediculous amts of overtime ... when im not so cranky i work the few mins here n there without claiming it
    depends how much of a point i feel like making ... not that they would care anyway
  12. by   Rustyhammer
    I hate to admit it but sometimes I work off the clock. They are always bugging us abut overtime and I DO go over sometimes but it's not unusual for me to work over a few hours or so a week for free. I'd like to have the money but sometimes it's not worth the fight.
    -Russell
  13. by   cactus wren
    I`ll give them 15 min. after shift has ended, after all, sometimes we`re just shooting the breeze.But our docs have discovered that if they decide that they "need" to do a procedure, then shift change means they have 2 more nurses on hand.( I work in 4 bed icu, 2 nurses per shift)That they pay me for. Almost never get a "legal: lunch, we just take turns running to cafeteria, grabbing food, and eat in front of monitors.....and have been told we can`t write "no lunch" on timecard.....I figure that i`ve gotten maybe 6 real lunch breaks in 5 years.......If/when I leave, figure I`ll sue em for all those 30 mins....... Yeah, right.....:roll

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