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 workers such as chefs, journalists... Read More

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    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!

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    I think one of the other pieces that may come into play is individual state law. If your state law still says that you qualify for OT pay then they have to give it it you and vice vs. States just can't violate federal law. For example if state labor law says min. wage is $2.00 and federal was $8.00, then the federal would supercede. However if the state changed it to $8.50 the state amount would be the minimum. States do still hold the right to make their own laws and rules. I think that everyone should start looking very closely at the individual state laws.
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    The individuals companies can still elect to pay overtime, the bill doesn't prevent them from doing so, if I understand it correctly. Personally, I think the hospitals or other companies using nurses would be foolish to cut OT. I know I would stop picking up extra hours without OT compensation.

    As for there being winners and losers, I think everyone would be losers. The hospitals, the staff and the patients.
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    And people wonder why I prefer union jobs
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    Yeah, baby, you said it all right here! You echo what the majority of us think!



    Quote from walterrn
    The day I dont get paid my overtime is the day I'll be doing something else for a living..................They think there's a nursing shortage now? Take away our right to earn extra monies and watch the nursing shortage explosion.

    Walter the Nurse
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    Quote from flowerchild
    From MSN, the new OT bill was passed. RN's you loose, LPN's win.

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    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....
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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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    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.
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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.
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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.


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