My unit is discussing possibly changing the ways that we currently do call offs. This is our current procedure:1. Those that have signed up extra get called off first2. Anyone that has requested a call off next3. Then, PRN people get called off4. Call off by hours - the RN(s) with the least number of hours gets called of next. a. If there is a tie in hours, the RN that was called of longest ago is called off first5. At the beginning of a new month, all RNs are started over at 0 and the RN called off longest ago, is the first to get called off.There is some question as to why we are starting over each month. Some don't think its fair, because, regardless of the amount of call off hours they had the previous month, they start over at 0 each month, and, in turn, they may get called off more over a year than other employees. So should we make our call off guidelines stretch for more than a month?Then there is question on how to handle new employees. Clearly the fairest method is the monthly method for them. Otherwise, they are going to get called off a lot in order to "catch up" on the hours everyone else has.And preceptors...should they get called off? Could it be an incentive to be a preceptor if you don't have to get called off? I think this could be a good idea, however, if we changed to a longer term or even a yearly term, the preceptor would end up having to "make up" those hours they didn't have to take previously. So, it would be fairest, if we offer the incetive, to stick with the monthly terms.I know there are pros and cons either way and no matter which way you go, someone is going to be upset. I understand that. I was just curious what other units in other hospitals do. Are there other ideas we could be considering.Thanks!