Quote from Morgan314
Will you be paid extra for the OT? I work in an outpatient clinic, salary. I average 9.5-12 hrs/day because of the volume of work and accompanying paperwork. My supervisors, who are not nurses or even in the medical field, tell me not to put in extra hours, but if I worked 8 hrs/day, I'd never get caught up.
Unless you really love it, it sounds like you are being used badly. You're getting paid for 40 hours per week, I guess, but you're working up to 1.5 times that. That's a lot, especially if you aren't even a manager. I hope you get a high enough salary to make up for that. And good benefits.
For the OP, well, I wonder if they will give you your next scheduled shift off to recover. And we can always hope that it doesn't happen more than 1 or 2 times per year. Read the written policy on it and see exactly what it says. If you are sick, they probably can't mandate you, if your doctor gives you an excuse, they might not be able to mandate you, and they might let you work an extra shift of your choice and count that as your mandated shift. Also, how long must you stay to have it count as a mandated OT shift? Can you be forced to stay before your day off? Do read the policy to learn all the details. Of course, in a disaster or severe weather, we all get mandated. Not much we can do about that.