I Don't Know Why She Swallowed that Fly...I Guess She'll Die - page 3

i am so hopping mad:( ...and where does it all end?...got the word yesterday at work that our er nurses are going to have to start taking mandatory on call....l'm wondering if other facilities... Read More

  1. by   Jen911
    Hmm..sounds like I have it nice. We sign up voluntarily for on-call shifts in 4 hour increments. We're paid half our hourly wage just for being on-call, and if we're called in, we're paid double our hourly wage, plus our shift differentials. If you don't want to be on-call, you don't have to sign up, and those who want to do it can sign up for as many as they want, but can only sign up for 16 hours the first 2 weeks the schedule is posted to give everyone a chance to sign up (yes, some people "hog" the hours!!).

    My theory, if the pay is made worthy, and nurses aren't forced into something, they're more willing to do it... heck, some nurses in my ER are fighting over the hours!
  2. by   l.rae
    Jen....to bad l live on the opposite side of the USA....gee...LR
  3. by   Dr. Kate
    Peter, Paul and Mommy was an album by Peter, Paul and Mary back in the mid-60s.

    There's always what one place I work at does, call you off then turn around and require that you be available, but not on call, for the next 8 hr (for a 12 hr shift) if you're the unlucky one being called off 1st. The 2nd one called off has to remain available for 4hrs. You're not on call, they'd have to pay for that, just available. (And trust me, written up if you refuse it.)
    And they wonder why their nurses are considering a union.

    "Stupid is as stupid does"
    "Organizations get the union they deserve."