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Easter??

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by breane3 breane3 (New Member) New Member

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I work on Easter this weekend, and I was just wondering if most hospitals pay extra for this holiday or not?

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BacktotheBeach has 4 years experience.

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mine does not.

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NicuGal has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU.

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Not a paid holiday at our hospital.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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mine does not.

Not a paid holiday at our hospital.

Same here. The holidays recognized by my facility are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

What your facility considers holidays should be spelled out in its employee handbook and/or policies.

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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It falls on a weekend, so the chances of it getting extra pay is almost nil anyway. No extra pay here.

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JBudd has 38 years experience as a MSN and specializes in trauma, teaching.

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No, but all the clinics and off campus places close on Good Friday.

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Pepper The Cat has 33 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gerontology.

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Good Friday is time and a half in Canada.

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ktwlpn is a LPN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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I don't get the difference between Easter and Christmas-seems to me you can't recognize one and not the other,they are both religious holidays....

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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I don't get the difference between Easter and Christmas-seems to me you can't recognize one and not the other,they are both religious holidays....

Shhh, don't tell anyone, they may take away our "holiday" (Christmas) pay.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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I don't get the difference between Easter and Christmas-seems to me you can't recognize one and not the other,they are both religious holidays....

But only one is recognized by the government (whole other issue there) and only occasionally falls on a weekend. Easter is always on a weekend. Plus, Easter is primarily celebrated by those of Christian faith. Christmas has become quite de-religisized (spell check recognizes that? I didn't make it up?) and is celebrated by those of no faith, agnostics, and pretty much anyone who wants to.

My facility: Holiday on a weekend? No holiday pay. The holiday pay comes either Friday if the holiday is Saturday or Monday if the holiday is Sunday. Which irritates those who work the actual holiday but not the designated holiday for the pay.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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I've never known anywhere to pay holiday pay for Easter. While Christmas is also a religious holiday, it's recognized as a federal holiday. Easter isn't. It didn't count as anything as far as a holiday was concerned when I worked in the hospital. Those who were scheduled for that weekend worked it, didn't matter how many holidays you'd already worked this year or if you'd worked Easter in years past. Just another Sunday in the hospital world. The only holidays that counted as holidays worked were Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day for summer and Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day for winter. We had other paid holidays (MLK Jr Day, Presidents' Day, Patriots Day, Veterans' Day) but it was never a problem to find people to work those days for time and a half so a big deal wasn't made about them either.

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