Mandatory overtime in nursing -I need your help - page 3

Hi everyone. Im a senior nursing student at Penn State, and I am doing a huge report on mandatory overtime. I need your help! What are your experiences with mandatory overtime? Has it affected... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i think it should be criminalized yes i sure do.... shortage my patooty. there is not a shortage of qualified, skilled nurses......only....

    if nurses were treated decently by doctors, patients, family and their employers, and PAID fairly based up the responsiblity they take on and put up with, there would BE no shortage and no NEED to mandate overtime ANYplace.

    put that in a pipe and smoke it, now.

    Yep, it's a hotbutton issue for me. thank Goodness my union won't stand for this.
  2. by   MelissaLPN
    My facility has recently gone to mandatory overtime. The worst part is everyone is either quitting or calling off because they are burned out. This has lead to the management mandating someone stay over for a double for almost every evening I work. I hope to see this eventually outlawed. I get a stomach ache every time I go because I am not sure if I will be able to go home before day break.
  3. by   ninja-nurse
    My previous facility got an almost entirely new management staff, passed new policies and lost a lot of nurses because we felt the changes weren't safe and our management wasn't listening. They then told us that we HAD to work AT LEAST one extra shift per week (more if they said they needed us) or we would lose our jobs. And that extra wouldn't be counted as OT. Needless to say, they lost a lot more nurses. Including me.
  4. by   booboo123
    Quote from live4today
    Before I read any other comments posted here, I stopped first to respond to your questions. There AINT no way in hell I'd work for someone who had the authority to mandate overtime in my life on a job. If a place of employment has a policy of such, I do NOT work for them. I happen to have a life, and I don't intend to spend it all on a job.
    Exactly why I left the military after 8 years