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This is a discussion on ON CALL in LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON), part of Nursing Specialties ... I am confused. When the don goes out of town they expect me to take call in's and, of course, if a...by Shell5 Mar 9, '12I am confused. When the don goes out of town they expect me to take call in's and, of course, if a nurse calls in guess who gets to come in and work? Me. I am the only other rn, but they have not named me an adon. They don't technically say i'm on call though. It is just expected. They don't want to pay me anything unless i get a call. I think it is ridiculous. I think they are just trying to pinch every penny out of me. Is this legal? If i don't take call i think i will be terminated. I mean, who else will do it? In this economy they will just get another nurse in my place.
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- Mar 10, '12 by angie1368I'm on call too and i HATE IT!!! Hope things get better for the both of us.
- Mar 10, '12 by CapeCodMermaidI don't think it's illegal to have someone oncall not get paid unless they actually work.It's never fun being on call, but we've all done it.
- Apr 21, '12 by rnto?Sounds like you are the unofficial number two. I agree that it is not illegal to not be paid for being on call unless you work, but there are a lot of caveats to the on call laws and I think it depends on the state you live in as well.