Am I the only one

  1. I interviewed for a position of 12 hour shifts, however, you have to work an 8 hour shift every other week to make up the hours (to total 40 per week). Is this the only facility requiring this, a friend of mine also accepted a position (at a different facility) for 12's and she only has to work 3 days a week. Am I getting ripped off?
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  3. by   whipping girl in 07
    I work in ICU; we are required to work 3 12 hr shifts a week and we are allowed to schedule an extra 12 every other week. Some of the floors in the hospital require the nurses to schedule 2 8s and 2 12s to equal 40 hrs each week. Sounds like they are just trying to make sure their weekends are covered. If all you are required to work on the weekend is an 8 every other week, that sounds great to me, as I work 2 12s every other weekend until I've been here a year, then it goes to every 3rd weekend. I'd jump at the chance to only work an 8 every other weekend!
  4. by   whipping girl in 07
    It's entirely too late...I misread your statement about an 8 every other week as every other weekend...need some caffeine I guess!
  5. by   sassynurse78
    Where I work we work both 12 and 8 hour shifts, and we are required to work 6 12's and an eight in a two week pay period to get our 80 hours for the two weeks. To me I would be getting ripped off if I was not working 80 hours in a two week period.
  6. by   CindyCCRN
    Huggietoes... Hi, again!
    At my hospital, we work 3 - 12 1/2 hour shifts/week (unpaid lunch) ... we neither get paid for or are required to work the extra hours to total 40/week. We get only 72 hours of pay biweekly as full time staff. I think there is a subtle, but sneaky advantage to the hospital and our retirement fund is less because of the less hours. Your friend is probably only getting paid for 72 hours/week.
    Our first 4 hours of OT weekly are straight time and hours over
    these 4 are then paid at 1 1/2 times hourly rate.
    .....not really a big deal... GOOD LUCK!!
  7. by   CEN35
    at our place, it used to be 64-72 was full time. that way if you had 8 hour shifts, you only had to work 4 days a week. two years ago, they got rid of the 64.
    they then made everything 72-80 hours per pay (2 weeks). people with 8 hour shifts work 72, or 80 if they wanted too. people with 12's would work 6 - 12's in that time period. however, they have the right to put you on for 80 hours.

    they have never done it before, but they always had staff. i know our hospital is going to have everyone work 80 per pay. that would give the hospital one more shift of coverage per employee.

    of course it's still better than mandatory overtime i suppose?

  8. by   Brownms46
    I will soon be doing 3 12hr shifts per more no less....and I LOVE it!
  9. by   Hella6191
    In our hospital we only work 3 12s since they woul have to pay us overtime during the week when we would work the extra 8 hours
  10. by   massEDgirl
    Never heard of this huggietoes. Where I work we do 3-12's for 36 hours. 40 hours is considered 5- 8 hour shifts.....or.... 2-12's and 2-8's.
  11. by   shay
    Originally posted by massEDgirl
    Never heard of this huggietoes. Where I work we do 3-12's for 36 hours. 40 hours is considered 5- 8 hour shifts.....or.... 2-12's and 2-8's.
    That's how we do it. I'm 3 12's, no more. Considered full time.
  12. by   allevi
    We have extra pay where i work, called pool. They explain it as getting $3, hour more for the first four hours worked. This is to make up for the missing four hours.

    It is easier to grasp, for me, as adding on a extra dollar per hour for every hour worked. 72 hours=$72

    If you get called in extra, the whole shift is pool, or extra $3/hour in addition to overtime after the first four hours. Confusing, but one extra day a pay period makes for a nicer check.