Would YOU work a WEEKEND PACKAGE?? - page 2
:nurse: Okay, another question! I am just leaving my weekend package to go to OB full-time nites. I had always wanted a weekend package until I worked one. The deal was: 1. Work 50 out... Read More
Feb 7, '03I WORK A WEEKEND PACKAGE...SAT AND SUN 7P-7A AND I LOVE IT I ALSO GET COMPENSATED AN ADDITIONAL 16 FREE HOURS FOR THIS AGREEMENT....
Feb 8, '03Nope. I would work every other weekend and it's worth it to me to have time off with friends, going to shows movies, etc.
We have it at our hospital. Most of the people on it are mothers who do it do home with their kids during the week, and dad watches the kids on weekends. Not much time with dad however. But they love the five days off a week and the pay.
There are advantages and disadvantages to any shift we do, the best shift is no shift.
Feb 8, '03I work mostly weekends by choice, if I was staff somewhere and a weekend package was offered I would jump at the chance.
Feb 9, '03Weekend package worked great for me! I was able to be with the kids M-F and my husband took care of them during the week. This was a great alternative to putting kids in daycare.
Feb 9, '03I work every thur. fri. and sat. 630am to 630 pm. Work 72 get paid 80. Work in OR, do not have to take call. Saturdays are very stressful but I love my scedule and I love not having to take call. It still gives me some time on the weekends for family and fun, just usually a zombie while attending them. Blonde anyway:roll Yesterday did Removal of total hip prosthesis with anitbiotic bead placement, Shoulder arthroscopy, two cysto's with stents, two compression hips(one was gamma nail) and was getting ready to start ORIF of ankle. Ran one room. Sometimes I definetly burn out, would love to take the phone(no one else in house to answer it) and the doctors pagers and flush them down the toilets I'm sure I will burn out on the shift at some point but for now it's working.
Feb 9, '03I did the weekend thing many years ago. Worked Sat and Sunday 16's and got paid for 40. I missed a lot of family stuff which is why I stopped.
Feb 9, '03Sure...if it works for your family the Baylor plans are great. Lotsa students do the weekend thing too. Nice to have options...but as mentioned, it does get old after awhile....missing family outings, etc.
But we can do what we have to for awhile.