Second Class Citizens - page 3

...No, it's not just me. Those of us who work the night shift, whether its from 11pm-7a or 7pm-7am, are treated like second class citizens. Its as if we don't matter, or don't exist! Obviously, those... Read More

  1. by   kcochrane
    Quote from LilPeonNo1
    Where do you work? I may move there..lol!
    Believe it or not..its a county nursing home. Monroe County, Rochester, NY.
  2. by   agldragonRN
    my current shift is 3-11. however, i have done enough ot's on 7-3 & 11-7 to know and see how things take place at my facility. i agree that 11-7 is the most under appreciated shift by management. however, they get paid the most due to differentials so that in itself is a reward for working the graveyard. 7-3 does not get any differentials.

    i agree that 7-3 is the busiest shift. however, they have all the help available to them. they have the secretary to answer the never ending phone calls (plus all the ward clerk stuff), a wound nurse to check on skin openings and do treatments, maintenance to fix stuff, etc, etc,-basically all departments are available to them.

    in addition, yes 11-7 can be busy as well but 11-7 has the most down time at my facility. i actually get bored when i work 11-7. no phone calls from the family or anybody. no visitors. no pt to feed. most pt are sleeping so very few call lights. no treatments. few meds to pass. no admissions.

    anyhoo, i do not think there is a better shift. each has its own perks. it really depends on what shift you prefer. i prefer 3-11 and wouldn't trade it for any shift! i hope i didn't offend any shift as i am just describing how it is at my facility.

    cheers,
    angel
    Last edit by agldragonRN on May 9, '09
  3. by   kcochrane
    Quote from agldragon
    my current shift is 3-11. however, i have done enough ot's on 7-3 & 11-7 to know and see how things take place at my facility. i agree that 11-7 is the most under appreciated shift by management. however, they get paid the most due to differentials so that in itself is a reward for working the graveyard. 7-3 does not get any differentials.

    cheers,
    angel
    how much is the shift differential at your facility? we get .80/hr extra for nights. everyone on every shift gets .65/hr for weekends. just curious since i know other facilities in our area pay way more for off shifts.
  4. by   BrnEyedGirl
    We get $3.20/hr for night diff.
  5. by   kcochrane
    Quote from RN-Cardiac
    We get $3.20/hr for night diff.
    That is nice!!
  6. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from kcochrane
    how much is the shift differential at your facility? we get .80/hr extra for nights. everyone on every shift gets .65/hr for weekends. just curious since i know other facilities in our area pay way more for off shifts.
    weekdays differentials
    7-3 = 0
    3-11 = 2.50 per hr
    11-7 = 2.75 per hr

    additional 2.50 for all during weekends.

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