I have been asked by my ADM to assist in the dining room passing trays, and checking diet orders. Do any of you do this. I dont mind on occasion, because this is the best way to know your residents. I enjoy it. But it takes about an hour out of my day, and this is asked of me every day now. And the worst part is that I get the dinner time slot. The ADON and MDS gets the day slots. This is because they are not salaried. This makes me work 12 hrs a day, every day. I dont like this at all, and am looking for a way to deligate it to someone else. The nurses are passing their own meds, and they cannot leave the floor. This just started because our census has grown so large that we had to do it that way. Corp will not let us have but 1 CMA. When I was hired on, the hrs were from 8- 4:30. Most days I work 10 hrs, with some room to move around and leave earlier if I like. Now Im kinda put off by having to stay every day until 7 pm. What do you think?