I received a "write up" warning at my LTC - page 4

by Blackcat99 7,744 Views | 32 Comments

Apparently, I have committed the terrible sin of "working overtime." How dare I want to be a responsible person and do the " medicare charting" before I go home. What was I thinking?... Read More


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    Quote from icemanof92
    Where I work you can stay as long as you want to finish your charting and won't be written up. The catch is, unless you write in the OT book a valid reason for staying (charting does not count) you will not be paid for the extra time past your normal shift. You don't even have to punch out on time. If they see you stayed late, they check the OT book and if you didn't write anything in there, they just pay you for the normal shift and leave it at that. Why can't every facility do this?
    This is illegal. Approved or not, they must pay you if you are working. What they can do is make a no overtime policy without approval then write you up for not getting approval and eventually fire you if it continues. But they must pay you.
    BuckyBadgerRN, NurseQT, Here.I.Stand, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from icemanof92
    If they see you stayed late, they check the OT book and if you didn't write anything in there, they just pay you for the normal shift and leave it at that. Why can't every facility do this?
    Because not every staff nurse is agreeable to working for free. The labor dept sure isn't.
    Mn nurse 22 likes this.
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    And this is one of the many reasons why I never want to go back to LTC... Management was putting more and more work on the staff nurses, cutting staff, and having a fit if there was any OT. Many of us had to work through our lunch breaks (and not get paid for that time) just so that we could punch out on time. And many times we still were there trying to finish our work long after the shift ended. There were far too many times that I was 30-45 min late picking my kids up after school... Worst feeling... Never again.


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