Pay Rates 2010 - page 4

Saw this in another forum and thought it would get more answers here. With the current economic situation, there have been a lot of changes in pay rates. Just so we are all more aware of the... Read More

  1. by   juliaann
    Quote from CNAKERRY
    I don't understand why 3rd shift get so much more money than 1st shift. 3rd shift don't do half as much as 1st shift.

    There is a lot of work to do, no matter what time of day. But to be honest, the differentials are more likely given because working evening and nights is really hard for most people. It screws up your body, it screws up your social/family life, and most people just don't like it. There needs to be some incentive, because not many people would willingly take a night shift or weekend job. The facilities need to be able to offer someone something comparable to the sacrifices that are often made by working an undesirable shift, so they can keep their units staffed 24/7.

    At least in my hospital, the CNA-to-patient ratio goes *way* up at night. There are more vitals to do, frequent admits, frequent call lights, and night shift CNAs are responsible for half the baths and linen changes on their assignment (day shift does the even number rooms, night shift does the odds). The only big different is there are no meals and infrequent transport. But the night shift CNAs are responsible for additional stocking and cleaning around the unit, which makes up for it.

    I dunno... but I think they deserve it. I know I couldn't do it, not even for a few extra bucks an hour.
    Last edit by juliaann on Jul 9, '10
  2. by   Shirt
    Quote from juliaann
    There is a lot of work to do, no matter what time of day. But to be honest, the differentials are more likely given because working evening and nights is really hard for most people. It screws up your body, it screws up your social/family life, and most people just don't like it. There needs to be some incentive, because not many people would willingly take a night shift or weekend job. The facilities need to be able to offer someone something comparable to the sacrifices that are often made by working an undesirable shift, so they can keep their units staffed 24/7.

    At least in my hospital, the CNA-to-patient ratio goes *way* up at night. There are more vitals to do, frequent admits, frequent call lights, and night shift CNAs are responsible for half the baths and linen changes on their assignment (day shift does the even number rooms, night shift does the odds). The only big different is there are no meals and infrequent transport. But the night shift CNAs are responsible for additional stocking and cleaning around the unit, which makes up for it.

    I dunno... but I think they deserve it. I know I couldn't do it, not even for a few extra bucks an hour.
    EXACTLY! That's how it is at my hospital

    We only have a Day and Night shifts though
  3. by   reussir1
    Texas

    Del Rio

    Nursing Home

    7.33(with 2 yrs experience, no shift differential)

    no benefits

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