They Think I'm Working Christmas?? - page 9
Ok so where I work they apparently don't tell the staff what they're working Christmas because they don't want to hear the moaning...(?). Well that has annoyed me already, but I had calmed down... Read More
Dec 23, '06Occupation: ER RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 5,322; Likes: 1,329Quote from tridil2000I wouldn't recommend calling out. That hurts your co-workers more than it doesn the manager, and could get her fired with no reference. I'd just flat out say, "sorry, you should have given me some notice, I can't make it."call out with "exhaustion."
If you can afford it, put your resignation in, too. Then I'd let HR know about the little stunt as well. Managers who make decisions solely for their own convenience don't tend to last too long.
Dec 23, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 34; Likes: 15Dear God
Tell Her You Do Not Feel It Is Safe Pt Care To Work With Out Enough Sleep
Dec 24, '06Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 1,368; Likes: 997Quote from Mama ValHow can you expect anyone to pull 2 12 hour shifts in 2 days and then turn around and pull another shift less than 8 hours later.
I work 12 hour shifts 7 days on then 7 days off, but thats my regular schedule that I have gotten used to, planned out with 12 hours in between for sleep. Come on people even pilots aren't allowed to work those crazy hours without so many hours of rest.
I do it all the time and it is horrible. I am looking for another job. Hopefully, since they terminated another nurse, they will manage to put me on one shift instead of bouncing all over the schedule...it is going to mean a lot of overtime though. I am hoping another job becomes available soon!
Dec 24, '06Occupation: Working toward CNA License Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 27; Likes: 3Gosh, sounds like my facility. If it were me, I'd tell them where to stick it. Matter of fact, I did. They wanted me to work tonight (I'm on 11pm to 7am) and I told them no way. I have small children and its my scheduled night off. I ain't coming in and don't call me.
I know another nurse who told me something valuable. "With my license, I can walk outta here today and have another job someplace else by the afternoon." I'd find another place of employment.
Dec 24, '06Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 24This is crazy! Why do they think we will continue to be walked all over? I was scheduled to work Christmas, after volunteering to work ALL the other holidays and only asking off for Christmas. Took it to our "Acting NM" and she tells me too bad. It's sooo convenient that our new RN's were taken off orientation after the sched was posted so they aren't working the holiday even though they are new. I have put in my time of crappy schedules and they get off???!! But we have so many travelers because our previous management was so horrible that people left, and they can't pay travelers holiday pay so they schedule the rest of us, and there aren't that many left.
Dec 25, '06Joined: Dec '05; Posts: 1,375; Likes: 248Just wondering how things went - thinking of you and hoping for the best.
Dec 26, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: L&D ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 648; Likes: 68Well they took me off the schedule. Good thing because I was not going to come in perioid.
They put me on New Years Day 11-7a...I can deal with that.
Thanks for your support!
Dec 26, '06Occupation: RN, CEN, FNP-C ER Trauma Center Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Cardiac, ER ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 1,277; Likes: 1,848I'm glad to hear that things worked out for you,....maybe there is hope for us afterall,........good luck to you!!
Dec 26, '06Occupation: LPN Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 5I think this is bogus. You are right. What right does a facility have to say that 7pm-7am is not counted as part of Christmas day. That is like saying that beacause you work the graveyard shift you are not counted as part of the staff. And then to rub more salt in your wound, you are expected to come back in for 3-11 shift. You go girl! Stick to yor guns.
I also work the night shift.
Dec 26, '06Occupation: Triage Nurse Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, , Home health, Education ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 316; Likes: 134Quote from TrudyRNOur facility starts counting the Christmas holiday at 3pm on Xmas eve to 3pm on Christmas Day. I always worked Christmas day pm's so other than a free meal for dinner I didn't get holiday pay.It stinks that no facility I know of counts Eve as a holiday, either Christmas or NY. I guess the good part for you is that you can have an early gathering and/or church attendance on Eve and you will have either C Day or C Night free, depending on when you sleep.
Dec 26, '06Occupation: pulling patients back from The Light Specialty: pulling patients back from The Light ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 10,813; Likes: 25,305Quote from TrudyRNMy hospital counts (for night-shift people only) the eve of any holiday AS the holiday. If I work 11p-7a starting the night before Thanksgiving, I AM working the holiday, and get holiday pay. I worked Thanksgiving night, so I didn't get extra pay, but the night before I got holiday pay for NOT workingIt stinks that no facility I know of counts Eve as a holiday, either Christmas or NY. I guess the good part for you is that you can have an early gathering and/or church attendance on Eve and you will have either C Day or C Night free, depending on when you sleep.
Christmas, New Years' same thing: for those who work the day shift or evening shift, the holiday is the day the calendar says. For those of us who work 7p-7a or 11p-7a, Christmas Eve is our holiday pay, New Year's Eve is holiday pay, regardless of whether we're scheduled to work (coming IN) on the holiday date itself. So if you work both, you only get paid for one holiday, of course.
Works for me!