Working night shift on daylight savings day-paid for 12 or 13 hours?

  1. So say you work 7p-7a. It's daylight savings time, which is coming up soon. At 2am, it kicks back to 1am (or does it switch at 3?). So then, you are working 13 hours total, even though its a 12 hour shift. Do you get paid for 12 or 13?

    thanks!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Quickbeam
    I worked this shift ...the one you specify....for 15 years. I always got paid actual hours worked,13. Same with spring; we'd get paid for 11.

    It's a common topic of discussion amongst night shifters. I have heard of some places that make you eat the fall hour and pay you for the non-worked hour in the spring. I've never seen that first person, though.
  4. by   JCRN
    We get paid twelve hours for both. They figure since it's the same staff working both of those weekends, it just works out. It so happens those days have not fallen on my weekend so it hasn't really affected me. (And if I ever got out after only 12 hours, it would signal the end of the world as we know it anyway.)
  5. by   Pepper The Cat
    We get paid for what we work. 13 hours if clocks go back (or 9 for 8 hour night) and 11 (or 7) when clocks go ahead.
  6. by   Rnandsoccermom
    We get paid for 13 hours. You are PHYSICALLY there for 13 hours. In the Spring, it's 11 hours.
  7. by   neetnik461
    We get paid for 12 hours no matter, daylight savings time or not. It's not always the same people working the weekends either. Our full time staffers work every other weekend and 2-3 people are on weekend contract (work 12 weekends in a row and get a bonus). So there's no way to know who will be on or off on the time change weekends, it's easy to end up shorted (for the 13 hour night) or getting a little bonus (for the 11 hour night). Management just figures it will all work out in the end . . .I guess.
  8. by   Tweety
    We always got paid for 13 hours, and 11 hours when we jumped ahead. We aren't salaried, we get paid by the hour.
  9. by   LSRN
    We get paid 13 hours for fall, 11 hours for spring. I only worked the fall one once and that was enough! 13 hours was one too many for me.
  10. by   neetnik461
    tweety wrote:

    We always got paid for 13 hours, and 11 hours when we jumped ahead. We aren't salaried, we get paid by the hour.
    Hmmm. . .I'm on salary and I wonder if that's the difference? Wonder if the other poster who also also gets paid for 12 hours no matter the time change is on salary too?

    I guess that's just another one of the "realities" of being a salaried RN (other than working at least 12.5 hours each shift and getting paid for 12 no matter).

    In two weeks I am taking a new job that is "hourly". It will be interesting to see the difference when it comes to daylight savings pay etc. (even though I will be working straight days and won't have to worry about it!).
  11. by   ckben
    Wow, I guess my hospital was in the minority. We got paid 13 hours when we worked 13, but in the spring we still got paid for the full 12-hour shift, even if it was only 11 hours long.
  12. by   meownsmile
    Paid for 12 hours,, remember spring up, fall back to remember which way to set the clock. Would be nice to get paid for 13,, but then someone would lose an hour pay in the spring right?
  13. by   augigi
    We always got paid by the clock - so 12 hrs each time, since you worked 7-7. OK if you work both weekends, but most of the time you didn't, as everyone wanted to work the "spring forward" weekend!
  14. by   azor
    You get paid the nuber of hours you put into your job.They calculate it from the time you clock in to the very minute you clock out.

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