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So the recruiter called me today to tell me about the orientation next week. I guess Monday there are so many people coming for the general orientation, that they had to switch locations...she said she wasnt sure about Tuesday or Wednesday yet (believe those days are for na's only)...what help! Anyways previously I was told to come Thursday and meet at the hospital from 8-10..now shes telling me 8-4. Then she makes me feel dumb...Im pretty organized...but she was making me feel like I was disorganized. She mentioned Friday also 8-4 (the stuff she sent me DID NOT say anything about the 27th Friday!) She made it seem like I wasnt paying attention. Hello I dont make the stuff up that you sent me!?:uhoh3: So this lady is really confusing the heck out of me. I do not like to be made to look dumb either. Honestly Im not even sure what Ill will be doing there Thursday/Friday anymore. I called the nurse manager for my schedule (she seems really nice). She doesnt have the full schedule figured out but she put me on the 30th (Memorial day...thinking they will pay me time and a half even if its my first day on the floor?), 31st (also have on site orientation same day 8-10). 1st, and 3rd. Thats 4 days there 7-3...I guess we will see if my schedule will be consistently like that or not. On the sheet it said 30hrs per bi weekly pay period. Would you think anything over 15hrs a week is time and a half, or anything over 30hrs every two weeks? Well Im hoping for the best! This recruiter is very frustrating though. I was just at the store...I didnt get to look at scrubs yet because I didn't think I would be starting so soon/during the middle of orientation days. Any suggestions for scrubs/shoes? Not too expensive, but comfortable. I have these 2 scrub sets from Family Dollar they were cheap, but the pants are a pain! You tie them and they get stuck in a knot and it takes forever to untie them! Sorry if I threw a lot out there..this all is so crazy lol..but looking forward to it!

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Dorali has 12 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in 6 yrs LTC, 1 yr MedSurg, Wound Care.

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Anything over 40 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) is overtime, so you probably won't get any with a schedule like that. I'm not sure about holiday pay, but where I work, everybody gets it no matter when they start. The kicker is that you have to work the day before and the day after as scheduled.

Lots of different opinions here about shoes. I personally like Nike's. Always have, never a problem and they last. You should probably go with white. No mesh, get the leather/canvas just in case something splashes on your shoes... :barf01: Lol

Most of my scrub pants are drawstring in the front and elastic in the back, but they have enough give that I can get them on and off without untying them. I like them that way. You can get scrubs anywhere from thrift stores to Wal-Mart. My biggest concern is usually finding the right color pants to match my top.

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Anything over 40 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) is overtime, so you probably won't get any with a schedule like that. I'm not sure about holiday pay, but where I work, everybody gets it no matter when they start. The kicker is that you have to work the day before and the day after as scheduled.

Lots of different opinions here about shoes. I personally like Nike's. Always have, never a problem and they last. You should probably go with white. No mesh, get the leather/canvas just in case something splashes on your shoes... :barf01: Lol

Most of my scrub pants are drawstring in the front and elastic in the back, but they have enough give that I can get them on and off without untying them. I like them that way. You can get scrubs anywhere from thrift stores to Wal-Mart. My biggest concern is usually finding the right color pants to match my top.

Do you have scrubs from Walmart? How are they? For some reason I was thinking any hours over your regular scheduled hours is overtime? Only if your full time though? So do you mean you have to work the day right before and after the holiday to get the holiday pay? The holiday will be my first day on the floor working, and I work the day after also. Thanks.

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Yes, I have several sets of scrubs from Wal-Mart, had them for a over a year and don't have even a stitch missing. When you have more, you won't wear the same ones over and over and they won't wear out as quick either.

It doesn't matter how many hours you are scheduled, it has to be over 40 in a work week.

Yes, you work the day before and the day after if you're scheduled to. If you're scheduled off then it doesn't matter. The policy there may be different, but that's how it is at my job and my husband's also.

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I'm part time and at my hospital we get paid time and a half for any hours worked over 8 per day. That's why we all really like pulling doubles. I really think it depends on the place. Federal law states anything over 40 but your facility can offer different especially if its union.

We have to work the scheduled day before and scheduled day after to get paid for the holiday. Check with your facility. I've heard of places that don't pay out on holiday pay until you're off of probabtion.

Get the best padded breathable pair of walking shoes you can find. I like my white leather new balance. Nike is also good.

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I'm part time and at my hospital we get paid time and a half for any hours worked over 8 per day. That's why we all really like pulling doubles. I really think it depends on the place. Federal law states anything over 40 but your facility can offer different especially if its union.

We have to work the scheduled day before and scheduled day after to get paid for the holiday. Check with your facility. I've heard of places that don't pay out on holiday pay until you're off of probabtion.

Get the best padded breathable pair of walking shoes you can find. I like my white leather new balance. Nike is also good.

Yeah I will have to try to find out at orientation. I was asking about the holiday pay, because I know they pay holiday pay for memorial day which is my first day actually working. Yeah it is union...but I was thinking anything over your average hours would be overtime..also have to look into that. Thanks for your help!

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Do you have scrubs from Walmart?

Not sure if you bought scrubs yet.. But walmart's are normally affordable. I will tell you tho I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem but their scrub pants are OVERSIZED.. I suggest you try the pants on in the store if you can. I wear a Medium, the Medium fit like a large! I had to by a small.. and let me tell you my scrub pants are the only pants I have in small lol

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Not sure if you bought scrubs yet.. But walmart's are normally affordable. I will tell you tho I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem but their scrub pants are OVERSIZED.. I suggest you try the pants on in the store if you can. I wear a Medium, the Medium fit like a large! I had to by a small.. and let me tell you my scrub pants are the only pants I have in small lol

Yeah Im assuming there not giving me an allowance so I bought 2 sets the other day from Walmart and some Dr. Scholls shoes and cost me ENOUGH! Spent all my money/graduation money on it :( I hate it because when ever I get money I always ended up spending it on school now this..boy do I need/want alot of other things. Yeah I went with a small..hope the length doesnt shrink anymore..couldnt go with the medium though.

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All money spent on uniforms and shoes and anything related to a job expense (if not reimbursed by employer) can be used as a tax deduction. Save your receipts.

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There is some walmart scrub pants that fit HUGE and look kinda terrible. If you dig enough you can find a better fit and look.

I don't know if you have a marks work wearhouse.. BUt there stuff is nice and goes on sale all the time.

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All money spent on uniforms and shoes and anything related to a job expense (if not reimbursed by employer) can be used as a tax deduction. Save your receipts.

Just a reminder that you can only deduct it IF 1) the clothes are not suitable for every day wear AND 2) your deductions are itemized :)

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Just a reminder that you can only deduct it IF 1) the clothes are not suitable for every day wear AND 2) your deductions are itemized :)

Sorry, what do you mean by itemized? I only had to do a simple tax return by myself before.

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