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It seems nurses are working more and more these days. Instead of hiring they just give you more hours. Do you think you spend too much time at work? On average, how many hours do you work per... Read More

  1. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    Also, to back on track this...

    My buddy that I work with who IS an RN. Her Critical Bonus pay is $15 / hour extra while mine is only $10 / hour extra. She picked up 24 hours of Crit pay while 20 of it was overtime.... her TAKE HOME PAY..... omg... so ridiculous.... $2,580. WoW!!!

    Overtime is never mandated here in the ER but we're one of the few departments taht offer critical pay to incite ppl to come in on their time off.
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  2. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I'm sick of overtime. We've been short for over a year, so overtime is common. For us, overtime occurs on any 'x' days or scheduled days off, whether you're part or full time. I've stopped answering their calls, and I say no to requests at work most of the time. By January, I was exhausted from all the picked up shifts. I made a firm decision that this year, I'm reclaiming my life. I'm not working more than 2-3 extra shifts within a 3 month time frame.
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  3. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Ok, I have a "spending problem," sign me up for the OT Johanna doesn't want.
    (panting like a dog in a begging position)
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  4. Visit  evolvingrn profile page
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    I don't think we do mandatory overtime. They also have made a conscious choice to not do critical pay at our hospital. People aren't safe working the amount of overtime some of you are describing.
    Last edit by evolvingrn on Apr 9, '12
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  5. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from evolvingrn
    People aren't safe working the amount of overtime some of you are describing.
    *** Different people have different tolerances for work hours.
  6. Visit  evolvingrn profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Different people have different tolerances for work hours.
    This is an argument i hear a lot in the nursing world, but with Large money incentives involved We really can't trust individual nurses to responsibly regulate their 'personal tolerance". Maybe you certainly can work 16 hour days 6 days a week safely.......but most people can't. We need to have standards that do not encourage people to work unsafely.
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  7. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from evolvingrn
    This is an argument i hear a lot in the nursing world, but with Large money incentives involved We really can't trust individual nurses to responsibly regulate their 'personal tolerance". Maybe you certainly can work 16 hour days 6 days a week safely.......but most people can't. We need to have standards that do not encourage people to work unsafely.
    *** That sounds good. However I hate to see one size fits all rules that apply to everyone reguardless of their strengths and abilities and reguardless of the type of job they are doing.
    I don't doubt that it is an argument you hear a lot in the nursing world. It doesn't seem to be an issue in other fields. The physicians I work with are on 24 hour shifts and it doesn't seem to be an issue at all.
  8. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Boston terrier lover, you can have it! I'm a second career nurse, and I've learned the value of having my health and piece of mind vs work. There needs to be a balance, at least for me. I live within a budget and spend accordingly so I don't need to work overtime. That's just me.
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  9. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    When I grow up, I am going to try to find that balance. (But, for now, most hours are quiet in the ER- especially around spring and summer.) So, load me up! I understand the Work vs. Happiness paradigm, and trust me, I have slowed down since when I first got my wings. And, I totally agree, Mandatory vs. Choosing it makes a huge difference!
  10. Visit  raskol profile page
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    Just came home from another shift. Nurses who are already scheduled overtime this week will be mandated to stay past their eight hour shift because we have TWO NURSES for 28 beds. Because we were only scheduled three (due to severe staffing issues) and one called in.

    You bet, I love overtime but not forced and not in the 50 hour range every single week on shifts with only four nurses when we are suppose to have 6-7
  11. Visit  desert_MP profile page
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    I work in the OR and with call it's not uncommon to put in 30+ hours of overtime over a two week pay period. Since we're only on call once or twice a week it's not bad. And we only work 1 weekend every 10.
  12. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    The only time I get paid a competitive wage is when I'm going off at time-and-a-half. I grab all the OT that comes available.
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  13. Visit  shleyyy87 profile page
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    I am an RN Supervisor at a LTC Facility. I usually average about 45-50 hours/ week... Feels like a lot more considering I kick out 32-34 hours of that within a 48 hour period!! Every weekend 16 hour shifts both days... Thumbs down!
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