Quote from CowboyMedic
It's pretty nice. If I pick up an extra shift it is an automatic $72 extra plus OT for 8 hours of it. Our nurses in the er get $10/hr for picking up extra shifts. I know at one point during Christmas I was close to $30-40/hr due to Base Rate, Extra Shift, Holiday Pay, Weekend Pay, and Shift Differential. It was a very good day.
Oh how sweet it was...smh :-(
My hospital use to be private, but was taken over by a local medical system. Before they took over, we too received a bonus for picking up extra shifts. We also could work all the OT we wanted. I was always up in this camp lol. I learned how to do the work on every unit in the hospital including the ER. So, I was in good with the scheduling coordinators for all the units. So, I got 1st dibs. Holidays were sweeeeeeet!!! I would always work a double that day. I was lucky enough that most holidays I was off. So, that means I got holiday, bonus, diff, etc. Now...smh. They took away our bonus 1st. Then a few months later they limited our OT. Now we don't get paid holidays anymore. They put that day into your PTO. So, where we use to get paid for the holiday whether we worked or not, that's no longer the case. Your holiday that you use to get paid for is now a day off on a use it or lose type basis. I'm still here though. I'm in my 1st semester of nursing school
. So, OT is often not an option these days. Maaaaaan I sure do miss those paychecks though. Talk about sweet LOL!