Is this type of schedule common? - page 2

The type of schedule I'm referring to is where one would work 2 weeks on and then be off for 2 weeks and then the cycle starts again; or work 3, 4, 5, 6 weeks etc. and be off that same amount of... Read More

  1. by   ThePrincessBride
    I knew a nurse who would work eighty hours one week and had the next week off for child custody reasons. I don't think she was a bedside nurse.

    However, I do know that CRNAs sometimes work this schedule.
  2. by   Multicollinearity
    Federal laws exempt healthcare facilities and allow a 14 day pay period without overtime for 80 hours and less.
  3. by   KelRN215
    Quote from Multicollinearity
    Federal laws exempt healthcare facilities and allow a 14 day pay period without overtime for 80 hours and less.
    Healthcare facilities are NOT exempt from the FLSA. What you are describing is the "8 and 80" rule and it only applies if the employer also pays overtime after 8 hrs in one day.

    http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/otcalc/doc7j.asp
    Last edit by KelRN215 on Dec 19, '13
  4. by   Esme12
    Quote from Multicollinearity
    Federal laws exempt healthcare facilities and allow a 14 day pay period without overtime for 80 hours and less.
    right and this is 112. As Kell said this is the 8/80 rule. They hav eto pay for anything over 8 hours in a day or over 80 hours in 2 weeks
  5. by   Multicollinearity
    This is going to get complicated with federal and state laws.
  6. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    Yep, I always kid that on my weekend (3 12's in a row), they're darn lucky I remember to put pants on before I come!!

    Quote from Paco-RN
    I do three in a row and I am whipped, I don't even consider 4 days consecutive, ever. Not worth it to me.

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  7. by   loriangel14
    Two weeks in a row would not be realistic.
  8. by   sharpeimom
    One scheduling option at one place I worked was 3 12s, then 3 days off, 3 12s on, then 3 days off, etc. I tried it and never felt quite rested enough. I ended up working 12 hour shifts that ran from 7 pm --> 7 am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday every week, unless I chose to use personal days or vacation time. By agreeing to work every Friday meant I fulfilled my "weekend" duty.

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