No holiday pay!!?? - page 2

Hi all! I am an intern at a hospital and I just found out the other day that the nurses don't get holiday pay. They just get an extra day off sometime throughout the year. I wouldn't mind working... Read More

  1. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I have been in nursing for over 18 years and in the last five years only have I worked somewhere that paid holiday pay. The other places did not even offer days off in return. Last job paid holiday pay for Easter for three years, then dropped it when they revamped holiday policy, but paid double and a half for working the day, and regular pay for it if you were off!!! Present job pays time and a half only.
  2. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by jessjoy
    Hi all! I am an intern at a hospital and I just found out the other day that the nurses don't get holiday pay. They just get an extra day off sometime throughout the year. I wouldn't mind working Christmas or New Years if I knew I was getting time and half (or something extra)......but no extra money??? This shocked me!! Is this how it works at your hospital??

    This how my hospital does it, and it sucks!! Plus, we only get the equivalent of 8 hours off for our day off, and I work 12 hour shifts!! So, us twelve hour people said, we are only working 8 hour shifts on our holiday. Like I said in another thread, I just didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday!!! Our admininstration says by giving us an extra day off with pay it is like double time. Yeah, right. More like administration is screwing us out money and using it for their own benefit.
  3. by   GPatty
    I was chosen to work Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Year this year....
    We get 8 hours pay for holiday pay, in addition to our regular pay.
    I work 12 hour shifts.
  4. by   peachsncrem29
    at my place of employment we get double time and 8hours of hoilday pay. thats if ur full time but if ur part time prn float u get time and half after u work the 2nd hoilday. fulltime ppl make out much put then parttime ppl around the hoilday. but prn get paid more
  5. by   BellaTerra2002

    Good thing I'm not going into this for the money. Good grief, no wonder there's a nursing shortage!!

    Where I work we get 2 weeks vacation to start (up to 4 weeks after 10 years -- supervision and management get 5 weeks after 10 years); 14 paid holidays; and 2 weeks SL. (It has been that way for the almost 25 years I've been around. AND up until last July, you didn't even need any college to get the job!) Between 40 hours to 48 hours a week, it's time and a half. Anything over 48 hours is double time. Holidays are double time if you work them. Not to mention that I don't have to put up with any of the BS I'm gathering, from this board, that nurses do. Not to mention that I have great medical/dental/vision benefits AND a great retirement. Plus, after I retire, our retirement board pays most of our medical premiums, and our union pays most of our dental/vision premiums.

    Something is REALLY wrong here!! Because, God knows, nurses need to know A LOT MORE and work A LOT harder than I do!

    This board has been a great eye-opener. I always knew that I wasn't going to make $$ as a nurse. That was fine. But I had NO idea how bad, in so many different areas, nursing can be. (And, yes, I still have no doubt that I want to be a nurse.)

    For those of you who don't know, on Sunday 60 Minutes is doing a segment on the nursing shortage. I am sure not going to miss it!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    And we WONDER why there is a shortage of hospital nurses?

    (where I work it's time and a half---not NEARLY enough compensation for lost time w/my family as far as I am concerned, so I don't volunteer. Only fill holes when I am FORCED to.)
  7. by   JNJ
    Please don't call in sick, or recommend it as a professional course of action, it's just wimping out. Say up front, clearly, without anger, that the scheduling is unfair/underpaid or whatever it is tht you object to, come up with what you exactly want, ask for it clearly and start a movement to get it put right long before the next vacations come up.

    Incidentally, whenever I have been in charge of scheduling, over many years, I have put up a blank chart, listing the cover requested and asked RNs to pencil in their choices. Nearly always it was amically worked out with zero sick call at crucial times. People negotiated; doing this takes more time than just putting out a schedule, but it really worked.
  8. by   MoghraRN
    I worked Christmas day (7-3) and got paid triple time. People who worked Christmas Eve (3-11 and 11-7) and the people who worked Christmas Day and the evening shift all got triple pay. The other holidays of the year is double time for us!
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    MOghra, my father-in-law works as a security person at Regions hosp in St. Paul....he TOO, got triple time. MUST BE NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   OC_An Khe
    Double time in cash and paid day off. It has been this way for decades. No wonder people aren't entering/staying in the profession if there are a number of facilities that continue to have ancient, archaic, and barbaric employment preactises.
  11. by   majrn
    Seems there arent many perks in many places, at my place of employment at a major health network in a major midwest city we get a whoppin 20% on holidays and are required to work the day before or the day after if we dont actually work the holiday and we arent granted vacation requests at holiday time. Our christmas bonus you ask? $14.00 gift certificate.
  12. by   hey_nurse
    we get double time and a half for major holidays if worked and time and a half for all others,,, they even pay full time employees 8 hours for holidays they dont even work, not too bad
  13. by   bossynurse
    where I work, everybody (except prn and registry staff) works every other holiday. We don't get an extra day off if we work the holiday. we don't get extra pay. If you have Christmas off you work Christmas Eve. By the way this is a Catholic hospital that doesn't count Easter as a holiday, so Easter always seems to fall on my weekend to work. If you get a holiday off, it is simply one of your days off.