Goodbye OT: RN's LOOSERS, LPN's WINNERS - page 3

From MSN, the new OT bill was passed. RN's you loose, LPN's win. Overhaul redefines overtime pay rules advertisement More lower-income workers are guaranteed overtime pay, but... Read More

  1. Visit  Elenaster} profile page
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    The way I read it is, the hospital will be able to put us all on salary and require us to work like dogs. The only saving grace is the fact that many of us would rather work at Wal-Mart than have to work more than 40hrs with no OT, therefore the hospitals and other facilities would really have to stretch it to cover their beds.

    My poor DH works 60-70 hrs per week in a salaried position with NO compensation and it really sucks. I tease him and tell him he's averaging about $4/hr, but sadly given the hours he's pulling that's probably not too far off. There's no way in Hades I'm gonna work like that! If it does happen that the hospitals start going towards straight salaried positions, it's off to academia or research for me.
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  3. Visit  Tweety} profile page
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    Quote from jkaee
    Tweety, does your spouse get comp time when he works over 40 hrs? When I was salary if I worked over I didn't get OT, but I could come in late or leave early some day if I wanted to. We kept track of it on a comp sheet. My husband is salary now, too, and works over 40 hrs but doesn't get compensated for it either. It's frustrating because if he needs to leave early or needs a day off, he still has to use Vac time, even though he's put a lot more time in than he was paid for. :angryfire That's why when I work if I'm stay over even 15 mins I put it down as overtime.....we already don't get DT for working holidays, so I count every minute. I'm certainly not going to work for free!

    No comp time, but he does get paid just a straight hourly rate for every hour over 40. No time and a half. So when he goes in extra to cover a sick call or a vacation it not overtime. But at least it's not like some salaried workers that get the same salary no matter how much they work.
  4. Visit  Tweety} profile page
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    Quote from ktwlpn
    well---some of ya all have been claiming for years that LPN's are not real professional nurses...ya can't have it both ways.. I'll take my OT-thanks....



    Great post as always.
  5. Visit  orrnlori} profile page
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    Geeeeezzzzz. I think some are getting their panties in a wad when the details are not clear yet. While I know hospitals are not always the brightess bulbs in the fixtures I still think they have a little grasp on reality here.
  6. Visit  JWRN} profile page
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    I must say I am salaried and I like it, I do not work more than about 40-45 hours a week, I do not get paid OT since I am salaried, so I do not give them OT or at least at most 5 hours........They may expect it, but I learned the hard way at my previous salaried job, that is is not worth it...If I can't get my work done in the nine hours a day that I am there, then it will be there the next week waiting for me.....Just my .02 cents worth....
  7. Visit  jkaee} profile page
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    This has nothing to do with OT, but it does have to do with pay.

    I have been at my new job since Feb. I breezed thru my handbook after I was hired and briefly saw about "paid" holidays. I didn't think anything of it, until I found out from staff that we get paid straight time for any holidays worked! No DT, no time and a half, no extra paid day off! I just couldn't believe it!! I have NEVER worked at a place where you didn't get at LEAST time and a half for working a holiday. Most places it was DT. I'm not going to leave my job because of it, as I looked ahead and my regular days to work aren't on any holidays. I'll pick up Christmas Day and maybe New years, but that's it. Why should I come in to work on a holiday and not be compensated for it?? No one in management will be in, but I'm sure their paycheck isn't short a day. That really sucks.

    Does anyone else not get paid extra for holidays?
  8. Visit  jbro} profile page
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    no, i don't think thats fair, health care is one of the few profesions that has to work holidays and i feel its only right we get compensated. if you give them an inch they'll take a yard, i think you should bring it up with management, rock the boat
  9. Visit  Sheri257} profile page
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    Nevermind.
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 24, '04
  10. Visit  rjflyn} profile page
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    We get time and a half for the holiday we dont work and double time and a half on the ones we work- union job.



    Quote from jkaee
    This has nothing to do with OT, but it does have to do with pay.

    I have been at my new job since Feb. I breezed thru my handbook after I was hired and briefly saw about "paid" holidays. I didn't think anything of it, until I found out from staff that we get paid straight time for any holidays worked! No DT, no time and a half, no extra paid day off! I just couldn't believe it!! I have NEVER worked at a place where you didn't get at LEAST time and a half for working a holiday. Most places it was DT. I'm not going to leave my job because of it, as I looked ahead and my regular days to work aren't on any holidays. I'll pick up Christmas Day and maybe New years, but that's it. Why should I come in to work on a holiday and not be compensated for it?? No one in management will be in, but I'm sure their paycheck isn't short a day. That really sucks.

    Does anyone else not get paid extra for holidays?
  11. Visit  BeachNurse} profile page
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    Quote from JWRN
    I must say I am salaried and I like it, I do not work more than about 40-45 hours a week, I do not get paid OT since I am salaried, so I do not give them OT or at least at most 5 hours........They may expect it, but I learned the hard way at my previous salaried job, that is is not worth it...If I can't get my work done in the nine hours a day that I am there, then it will be there the next week waiting for me.....Just my .02 cents worth....
    Same here. Plus, if I need up to 3 hours off for appointments or other personal time, I don't lose any leave time or pay. They figure you will make it up here and there when you do work some "overtime". I never work nights, weekends, or call, nor do I work 12 (13, 14..)-hour shifts. I get all major holidays OFF and PAID. I can pee when I want and eat when I want. Works for me.
  12. Visit  mattsmom81} profile page
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    Quote from orrnlori
    Geeeeezzzzz. I think some are getting their panties in a wad when the details are not clear yet. While I know hospitals are not always the brightess bulbs in the fixtures I still think they have a little grasp on reality here.
    Definitely so...my administrator knows if he didn't pay his nurses time and a half for that extra shift, there would be NO volunteers. He is also well aware if he won't pay OT there are other facilities that WILL and his help will soon be out interviewing.

    As far as the MOT.... I refuse to be forced into it. I am simply too exhausted to be safe after 12 hrs (which usually ends up 14 anyways...LOL). Now they can sure fire me (at will state) but it is not abandonment nor will my license be in jeopardy.

    We always have choices. Sadly, I am finding myself too often at the point where I wonder if my nurse salary is worth the conditions and BS I put up with. One of these days I will simply hang it up, and say 'enough'. Which is why of course there is a shortage of nurses who will put up with facility work today. Facilities are creating their own problems, IMO.
  13. Visit  jenac} profile page
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    I agree completely. Most places are hanging themselves anyway- get rid of OT pay....well, see how fast the "help" isn't helpful in a pinch.

    At the SNF I currently work- nurses don't get sick pay or Personal Days. Holiday pay is shelled out in one check on your anniversery date. Take away the right to get OT- and the bottom will fall out very quickly.
  14. Visit  Sekar} profile page
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    Quote from orrnlori
    Geeeeezzzzz. I think some are getting their panties in a wad when the details are not clear yet. While I know hospitals are not always the brightess bulbs in the fixtures I still think they have a little grasp on reality here.
    Why start thinking and acting clearly now? That's never been a pre-requesite to posting before. :chuckle


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