Is it possible to get the holidays off? - page 2

Who is getting the holidays off? What's your secret? Do you prefer the holidays off or would your rather work? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your... Read More

  1. by   Jennerizer
    My hospital only pays 10% more to work on a holiday. I'm sure if it were time & a half, they'd have more than enough volunteers. I managed to get all of Thanksgiving & Christmas off, but am working all of New Years.
  2. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    You can have the holidays off - put your notice in right now!
  3. by   DSkelton711
    I am a nurse manager, but my schedule right now is that I have to work the holiday unless I take PTO--which I don't have any because I got sick and used it all up. I don't get paid extra, plus I am on call 24/7. Oh well, could be worse. I could be jobless.
  4. by   FaithGurl93
    I got Thanksgiving off....
  5. by   LogCabinMom
    This year I'm able to get TG and Christmas off by working 2 12-hr shifts every weekend. I find working every weekend really helps my busy weekday schedule (soccer mom). Luckily the other day nurses I work with do not mind working the major holidays; I am very grateful to them and so are my children.
  6. by   RoseRyan
    I knew what I was getting in to when I became a nurse, but that doesn't mean we have to like working holidays
    The only one I care about having off if Christmas. I dont mind working TG and I don't give 2 squats about New years.
    Fortunately, everyone has holidays the do and dont care about, so there is always someone willing to swap. It's all about compromise, and usually there is ways to work around it
  7. by   turnforthenurse
    I work at a facility where we are required to work three out of the six major holidays that are observed each year. We do not have a rotating holiday schedule. Last year I really lucked out and was supposed to work Thanksgiving, but since the census was so low my supervisor just ended up canceling me. I also got Christmas Eve/Day and New Year's Eve/Day off. This year I ended up requesting off for the whole week of Thanksgiving pretty late, maybe a couple of weeks before the holiday schedule came out...but my manager honored it. I do have to work Christmas Eve/Day, but my manager gave me off New Year's Eve/Day even though they fall on my regular nights to work. She just switched my schedule that week to make it fair.
  8. by   AKreader
    I am a student who goes to school out of state from my hometown. I let my manager know when she hired me (aide in LTC) that I would not be around for Christmas or summer breaks. I always work Thanksgiving, and if my weekend falls on Easter, I will work Easter.
    That said, when I go home for Christmas, if my job up there needs me, I absolutely work Christmas. The majority of residents go home to spend time w family, and there is a Christmas party for staff. So, holiday pay to eat a lot and maybe brighten up the few residents who have to stay at the facility. Win-Win.
  9. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from brian
    Who is getting the holidays off? What's your secret?

    Do you prefer the holidays off or would your rather work?

    Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?
    I use get the same reaction many moons ago, now I'm the one who does the schedule they say "he who laughs last, Laughs the longest"...Aloha~
  10. by   PinkNBlue
    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose

    What I take issue with is the people who know what they're getting into, but who then ***** and moan about having to work a Christmas or Thanksgiving shift, then put a guilt trip on other people because they don't have kids and will they just work their Christmas shift so they can watch their own kids open Christmas presents.
  11. by   SCSTxRN
    I get a lot of holidays off because I work every weekend, actually.. two 16 hour shifts on the weekends, and an 8 on Friday night. Sometimes, though, I find myself plugged in on a holiday that isn't on my schedule... if I care, I say something. If I don't care, I work it. If it's on my schedule, I work it.
  12. by   not.done.yet
    I am in my first year of nursing. I have Thanksgiving and the two days after it off and I have the four days before Christmas and Christmas Day off. I signed up to work New Years Day. I work in a busy hospital. I just got lucky. I only requested Thanksgiving Day off.
  13. by   prinsessa
    I don't mind working the holidays but it annoys me to work a holiday and not get paid extra for it. For example, if you work Christmas Eve or New Years Eve, holiday pay doesn't start until 3 pm. I work 7-3 so I don't get holiday pay for either of those days, but I have to work them if they are my holidays to work. Not so bad if you are going to someone's house for either of those days but forget having something at your own house. We celebrate Christmas Eve so I usually switch with someone and end up working Christmas.