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This is a discussion on More than one part time placement? in Nursing in Canada, part of World Nursing ... Hi fellow nurses, I have almost decided on going into nursing after a career change but there is...by jladha Jun 27, '12Hi fellow nurses,
I have almost decided on going into nursing after a career change but there is only one thing that is preventing me from taking the leap. I am aware that there are so many part time jobs available for nurses out there, but Canadian hospital does not encourage enough full time position for their nurses, that is why many in the past have left for USA.
I just wanted to know if it possible and generally acceptable for Canadian nurses particular in Ontario to have more than 2 part time positions in two different hospitals? I would imagine that since nursing schedules isn't flexible this would lead to a lot conflicts, making two part time jobs impossible, has any of u managed this in some way? Please let us know your personal experience, thank u in advance! ^^
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- Jun 27, '12 by loriangel14Plenty of nurses work two part time jobs.The reason employers prefer part time employees is because it is cheaper.I work in a hospital and several of my coworkers also work in LTC.I pick up enough shifts that I end up working full time hours pretty much every week.
- Jun 27, '12 by jladhaQuote from loriangel14Thanks alot Loriangel14, i am a little relieved that its possible, nursing looks more like my calling now. When u said that u pick up enough shifts, do u mean that u pick up enough shift that your basically working full time hours with part time benefits within the same one employer?I pick up enough shifts that I end up working full time hours pretty much every week.Last edit by jladha on Jun 27, '12 : Reason: spelling
- Jun 28, '12 by janfrnplease refrain from using text-speak in your posts here. Allnurses.com expects and requires use of proper english. Thank you.
- Jun 28, '12 by loriangel14Yes I pick up extra shifts with my one employer.As a part timer I get no benefits but I get 14% in leiu of benefits added to my pay.
- Jul 3, '12 by ValineryaI work two part time jobs (one hospital, one community nursing) and between the two of them, I work more than full time every week. It's exhaustig, but it's work!