cutting weekend premium pay

  1. Anyone else in Pittsburgh area experiencing a cut in their weekend premium pay? I hear it is the new cost saving measure catching on with local hospitals.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   gitterbug
    How terrible. Is the nursing shortage getting better there?
  4. by   oramar
    Quote from gitterbug
    How terrible. Is the nursing shortage getting better there?
    I do relate the attempts to turn back wage gains to the easing of the shortage in this area.
    I see a cycle here. Wages are stagnent, shortage follows. Wages go up, shortage eases, wages go stagnent shortage gets worse. These people never learn.
  5. by   danh3190
    I was just doing some calculations from the latest NCLEX-RN result summary. I get about about 1500 GN nurses in the last reporting year for the SW PA area vs. about 700 GNs about 3 years ago.

    Just a simple matter of supply and demand. If they've got someone else waiting to take your job, why should they try to make you happy?

    I'm a bit worried since I've still got 18 months to go. I foresee some lean times for us.
  6. by   K98
    Premium pay? What's that?
  7. by   Pompom
    What hospital do you work at? I have not heard of cutting weekend premium pay at the VA, yet.
  8. by   jyoung1950
    Quote from Pompom
    What hospital do you work at? I have not heard of cutting weekend premium pay at the VA, yet.
    I know that UPMC cut the weekend differential at Passavant when they took over.
  9. by   Altra
    Can't say that's the case where I am, where there is a weekend program.

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