AHS--Short staffing, call back, and the ever popular OT issue - page 4

Joanna started a thread in the regular forum, but I'm more interested in how we are handling it, here. I work acute care. I'm a part-timer by choice. I have been obliging my manager by picking... Read More

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    Quote from Fiona59
    As far as I know, they can only make you stay if there is no one to replace you and the patient/staff ratio becomes unsafe.

    Depending on which contract you work under, extra shifts are required to be offered to part timers and then they are offered to the casuals. Talking about straight time shifts here. If there is no one available, then they are required to offer OT to the full time staff, part timers who are eligible for OT.

    Which branch of AHS do you work for, not a location but a region, because different contracts have different clauses.

    Last I recall, Ajaxgirl, works in Ontario and would have very limited knowledge of the contracts governing AHS employees.
    Sorry, I was just thinking in general terms. Good to know. I'm from ON. I just wanted to compare provinces etc. Thanks.
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  2. Visit  lilaclover profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    No, the weekends she works are part of of her part time position. Our contract requires us to work every other weekend.

    Reading and understanding makes up a huge part of our job.

    Didn't need the sarcasm.

    I bet you are a real ray of sunshine to work with....
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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Settle down guys, I know it can be frustrating but lets make this a friendly debate.
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    Quote from lilaclover
    And I took a .65 position because I want to work .65 FTE. If I wanted to work more I would have taken a bigger line. And yes it is that cut and dry for me. Nobody else is being forced to take more either. Why on earth would you accept shifts you don't want on a regular basis?? If nobody accepts them then it eventually forces them to hire more, extend lines etc...

    Yes I hate the thought of my co-workers working short... but picking up shifts I don't want is just a short term bandaid to the problem and I would never begrudge anyone else nor expect them to work on their day off if I was stuck working short. Its not their problem nor mine..
    Exactly, if I wanted FT hours, then I would be FT. I only pick up what I want. When they are short over a long period, they will hire staff.
  5. Visit  ajaxgirl profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    As far as I know, they can only make you stay if there is no one to replace you and the patient/staff ratio becomes unsafe.

    Depending on which contract you work under, extra shifts are required to be offered to part timers and then they are offered to the casuals. Talking about straight time shifts here. If there is no one available, then they are required to offer OT to the full time staff, part timers who are eligible for OT.

    Which branch of AHS do you work for, not a location but a region, because different contracts have different clauses.

    Last I recall, Ajaxgirl, works in Ontario and would have very limited knowledge of the contracts governing AHS employees.
    Where did anyone say I have knowledge of AHS. I do know that you are not required to pick up shifts but you CHOOSE to, then you gripe about it. It's not like you work for free, you are getting paid. Work what you WANT aside from your regular line. It's something you are choosing when you work more. Don't begrudge the casuals.


    Reading and understanding are part of the job? What did you mean by that? That was rude. Maybe working so much is having a negative impact on you. LOL
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  6. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Enough with the mudslinging. I'm closing this thread for a cool-down.
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