Survey: Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis? - page 7

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  1. by   4EverStudent
    I leave on time if not early about 98% of the time. I eat lunch at the desk always but am not complaining and since I don't smoke I don't take breaks that require me to leave the floor but I feel like the time that I do have that I choose to visit with either the other nurses or the patients that is not related to thier care is a break. After all it is time that I am not being productive. I have been very lucky I have been a nurse for about 15 years and never have been denied overtime when I have had to stay over,. I think that this is because I don't abuse the system and the powers that be are aware of that. I believe in most instances you get what you give and if it is an unfair situation there is alot of other jobs out there you just have to find the right one for you.

    Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis?
  2. by   firefighter9202
    Yes, 5% of the time.:angryfire
    Quote from brian
    This month's survey Question:

    Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis?

    Please take a minute to take our yes/no survey question at the bottom of the http://allnurses.com/ homepage.

    Also, please feel free to reply to this topic to post any comments that you may have on the topic.
  3. by   sockov


    WHERE DO YOU WORK? SO I WON'T APPLY THERE!!!!
    :uhoh21:
  4. by   arak1547
    i use to be one of those that stayed over to give verbal reports on my unit. i would be there for at least 15-30 minutes past time to leave. i have since transferred to the resource pool and tape reports now. i get floated around and don't have time to wait on someone to get their assignments, grab a cup of coffee, print out their papers, then sit down and get report. a lot of the floors at my hospital have started taping report. (most of the nurses who do will leave their cell number or some way to get in touch if there are any questions.)
  5. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from brian
    This month's survey Question:

    Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis?

    Please take a minute to take our yes/no survey question at the bottom of the http://allnurses.com/ homepage.

    Also, please feel free to reply to this topic to post any comments that you may have on the topic.
    I work 3-11 and most nights I'm still sitting at the desk charting (we do it the old fashion way, no computers and different colors of pens for each shift--we were even required to wear nursing caps until last year when all the nurses revolted!Talk about "old school"!) at 12:30AM that morning.
    I have to add for 4everstudent's benefit, that I don't smoke either and if I would I could easily work through my lunch break, however, I absolutely refuse to do so as 30 minutes is automatically deducted from my work day whether I take it or not. Furthermore, it is rare that one nurse caring for 42 people (as many nurses in long term care facilities can tell you) is going to be able to do everything he/she is expected to do for each person in 7 1/2 hours.
    Last edit by Jo Dirt on May 5, '04
  6. by   Jo Dirt
    I've been reading these threads and I can't believe it! Where do you all work??? It's is almost unheard of for ANYONE to get off work on time where I am from! And when we have our dry spells (short on help) it is especially bad, some of us nurses have had 30 hrs. overtime per pay period! Perhaps the workload is too much where I am? I don't mind doing the work but it has always seemed to me that a 12 hour shift's would be more appropriate than 8 hr. ones, for what we are expected to do.
  7. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from The Bear
    It always seems to happen that way. You can have a nice shift, nothing out of the usual, but what happens at shift change, everything and anything that can keep you from getting out on time. My last name is Murphy, and I believe firmly in Murphy's Law - "If anything can go wrong, it will!!! At the closer it gets to shift change, the probability goes up. I guess for us nurses, it is our fate!
    A big 10-4 to that. Last night as the aides made their last rounds they informed me at 15 minutes until shift change that Mr. Doe's catheter was leaking and since it did happen on my shift it was my job to put in a new one. And the medicine man who delivers the drugs never gets there before 10:30 and you have a load of medications to check and put away.

    Oh well...I'm tired of griping for now.:imbar
  8. by   bungy
    Quote from wenron
    I have about 5 hours overtime/week on average. I work in Home Health and there is TONS of paperwork.
    Yes, isn't there a heap of paperwork in home health? And no following shift to hand things over to, either.

    I usually do 30 to 90 min per day overtime - that's fairly standard at my workplace - but while we don't get paid for it, we get days off in lieu, so I think we've come to terms with it fairly well.
  9. by   arak1547
    I got back from an assignment in February from CA. It was a small, rural hospital, no computers and everything was done on paper. They didn't give verbal reports. It was a "written" report. Everything about the patient was written on a form sheet for shift change. The off-going shift stayed until to go to see if there were any questions. If not, we were free to go. It got you out on time, but it wasn't the best for relaying information.
  10. by   DHAM
    I work in a cardiac/neuro med surg floor 7a-7p....I usually get home by 8:30 and I only live 2 minutes from the hospital. As busy as we are...there is often MAR's, orders, and all the other assorted charting there is...most times I take no break of a very short one...It gets really tiring. Deb

    :hatparty:
  11. by   DHAM
    Hmmm...funny just think if we were smokers we may just get those well deserved breaks.
  12. by   Ada
    The shifts are:

    Morning: 7am-3pm
    Evening: 11am-7pm, 12pm-8pm, 1pm-9pm, 1.30pm-9.30pm (The last one is an RN shift, others can be RNs or LPNs)
    Night: 9pm-7am

    We are always able to leave about 10-15 mins early. Someone in the morning shift comes early enough for us to leave. And when the morning shift leaves evening shift is already working. We have our breaks too... I probably couldn't even do without them. But it's strictly in the law here that workers must have their breaks.

    This is a 32 bed geriatric/LTC unit where one patient walks, others have to be assisted in different tasks.
  13. by   PeninsulaRN
    About 80% of the time I'm able to leave on schedule. When I'm not its usually because I'm waiting to give report for whatever reason (oncoming shift late, giving report to multiple staff members, etc.).

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