Are you the only casual?

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Just wondering if anyone else is the only available casual to work in rural settings and getting burnt out and tired of dodging the phone.

I am a mom of a 9 yr old, married, ride competitively as a hobby and work 2 nursing jobs in my small town. Both jobs rely on me almost exclusively to cover all their sick time, holidays and personal leave and this leaves me working 55+ hours per week and more. If I accidently get a weekend off, they usually try to take it away at the last minute.

Why do employers not understand that a burnt out casual does no one any good at all? Some of the schedulers don't even take into account that I need time to sleep let alone have a life.

DUCKGIRL

25 Posts

Sorry...what is a "casual"..

Just wondering if anyone else is the only available casual to work in rural settings and getting burnt out and tired of dodging the phone.

I am a mom of a 9 yr old, married, ride competitively as a hobby and work 2 nursing jobs in my small town. Both jobs rely on me almost exclusively to cover all their sick time, holidays and personal leave and this leaves me working 55+ hours per week and more. If I accidently get a weekend off, they usually try to take it away at the last minute.

Why do employers not understand that a burnt out casual does no one any good at all? Some of the schedulers don't even take into account that I need time to sleep let alone have a life.

Fiona59

8,343 Posts

Has 18 years experience.

I'm casual in an urban setting and can only relate too well! Heck the contract says 15 hours between shifts people. Today I had a call asking me to work a shift I'd already refused twice. There is a reason people turn down shifts.

People say caller ID, I just let the machine get the call and then decide if I'm returning it.

Don't you have to submit availability sheets? That's about the only way I get weekends off.

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