OT is still allowed on my unit, with a few stipulations. They seem to have found a "happy medium" with regards to when to allow it.
There is a point system they use to reward nurses who help cover shifts that are short handed. If you come in on an off day you get a point. You can redeem these points for gifts (pens, coupon for scrubs
, meal tickets).
Now, if someone is doing major OT, but has a lot of points..........its obvious they got it by helping out when the unit needed them.
On the other hand, people who accrue a lot of OT but not points are obviously trying to beat the system by staying late or clocking in early etc etc.........
A couple people have been weeded out this way.
We all float down here.