What's up with the 8 hour shifts and 32 hours/wk? - page 2

I have been watching the job market in northern California for the last couple of years. I am finally free to apply for jobs and to plan for my relocation. I have acute care experience in med/surg,... Read More

  1. by   sd-ace
    The hospital I work for is trying to phase out the 8 hr employee. Very few are left over from an older union contract. Most shifts are 12 hrs. I have to say that 8 hour shifts in my opinion are less safe for the patient when you are combining these shifts with 12 hours. Under my contract any work past 12 hours a day is considered overtime as most hospitals in so. cal operate this way. The work week is then 36 hours total with 3 shifts.