no holiday or weekend pay?!?!

  1. I just found out that the hospital I want to work at does offer differentials for evening and night shift but not for holiday or weekends?!?! I was just wondering how many hospitals dont pay extra for weekends or holidays??
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  3. by   augigi
    None that I'd work at!!!
  4. by   TexasPediRN
    Does it offer any other type of 'perks'?

    My hospital that I work does shift differentials, but not weekend pay (holidays are time and 1/2 for 4 holidays a year).

    My incentives are:

    I work one weekend every 8 weeks instead of every other weekend. I also have self scheduling. A few other perks are in there too, but those were the big ones..

    It may not offer what you are looking for, but it may offer something else you like even better.

    Good luck!
  5. by   Holly27
    Ick. I would cry if I didn't get my w/e shift diff. LOL... Well really I probably would. Anyways I agree about them maybe having other perks. If not or if so.. Doesn't hurt to check out the other hospitals. Like us we get shift diif but it stinks that the food is so high in the cafe and its closed on w/e nights. All hospitals have pro's and con's. Just depends on what you are wanting. Like another thing for me is yay shift diff and only 5 miles from my house but I could make more money working further away. So I took diff pay and close to home over the other.
  6. by   pkapple
    Your holiday pay may be included in your PTO/earned time totals. I have worked many facilities where this was the case. Rationale: Nursing works 24/7 incl. holidays, so instead of OT or extra days pay it is added in to time off and you get more vacation time to use as you want.
  7. by   TX_PSYCH_LVN
    Quote from tx2007
    I just found out that the hospital I want to work at does offer differentials for evening and night shift but not for holiday or weekends?!?! I was just wondering how many hospitals dont pay extra for weekends or holidays??
    Working for the state is pretty fun. We get 8 hours of comp time for every holiday we work. In texas that includes all texas holidays like; day after thanksgivind and day after christmas, Martin Luther King Day, Confederate hero's day, Presidents day, Texas Independence day, Emancipation day, san Jacinto day and LBJs birthday along with all the other regular holidays. So we get alot of paid holidays. Helps in the long run when u want to take a holiday vaction during christmas.
  8. by   tx2007
    thanks for all the replies I will have to look further into this!! We work everyother weekend and no we do not get to self schedule but it might be included in our PTO, I will have to check that out!
  9. by   jmgrn65
    Is it a specialized hospital like a heart hospital, I know the Heart Hospital we have here has some affiliates in texas and they don't pay those differentials, said something about them being a hospital and open 24/7. I don't know about that? They do things a little differently...
  10. by   vamedic4
    Several years ago the management at my facility tried to do away with our night differentials, and 30% of the nurses quit. We were staffed by travelers for the next several years because of all the staff we lost.
    Nursing might be 24/7, but you should be paid for your time, and time away from your family - that includes holidays, period. If you work weekends...you should be paid extra as well. Sounds like some hospitals are going about things backwards.

    If all we ever had to do was to take care of sick people from 0900-1700, then they could care for themselves at night and on the holidays...sure, just pay us at the base rate. But if we have to rearrange our lives to work off shifts like 1900-0700 or every New Years Eve...then we should be compensated for it, imho.
  11. by   tx2007
    I agree and no this is NOT a specialty hospital. I just wondered how common no weekend or holiday pay was?!? I asked about it being incorporated into our PTO and they said nope you work every other weekend and that is just what is expected!!! Luckily I only have to work here while going to school for my BSN and then I can move.
  12. by   IWant2Believe
    Quote from tx2007
    I just found out that the hospital I want to work at does offer differentials for evening and night shift but not for holiday or weekends?!?! I was just wondering how many hospitals dont pay extra for weekends or holidays??

    I personally have never worked at a hospital that didn't offer holiday or weekend pay. I would find something else. If we as nurses keep putting up with this and not demanding what's fair, then things will never get better.
  13. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from TX_PSYCH_LVN
    Working for the state is pretty fun. We get 8 hours of comp time for every holiday we work. In texas that includes all texas holidays like; day after thanksgivind and day after christmas, Martin Luther King Day, Confederate hero's day, Presidents day, Texas Independence day, Emancipation day, san Jacinto day and LBJs birthday along with all the other regular holidays. So we get alot of paid holidays. Helps in the long run when u want to take a holiday vaction during christmas.
    Man, I miss working for the State of Texas. I'm wiping the drool from my mouth.
  14. by   Alibaba
    Kriso,,,am in the same boat. Can't quite remember why I left TX. OH that's it! I went to school where they would take me without the long wait list, but am back to TX as soon as school is done. Also,, my facility does NOT pay extra for w/e (not in PTO) and on holidays you get you time and half . It bites but they inticed me with "great" tuition reimbursement, which they have refused to pay for. Guess am looking for a job now.

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