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  1. 0 I'm a new GN in AB, Canada. I keep hearing people talking about picking up shifts on their "x days". Does anyone know what this means?
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  3. Visit  RuffaG profile page
    #1 0
    Days in which it is not their regular shift??

    Just a guess
  4. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
    #2 0
    "X days" is slang for "designated day off". Everyone has a minimum number of days in their rotation that are designated as days off, meaning that being asked to (or told to) work on those days will attract a penalty (they have to pay double time) from the employer. Picking up shifts on "X days" is a popular way of expanding one's income without formally increasing one's full time equivalent.
  5. Visit  joanna73 profile page
    #3 2
    Most Provinces do not pay double time on "x" days, so if you're working in AB, consider yourself very fortunate. The extra pay is a nice bonus. I'd still rather have my sanity intact though.