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Hello. I recently called off on Monday December 23rd. Two days before the holiday due to being very I'll. I am a night shift 6p to 6a RN supervisor who has worked at my place of employment for about 4+ years. The whole time I have been there we were to work the day before the holiday and the next scheduled day after the holiday. I worked Christmas Eve and then the next scheduled day I also worked. The payroll girl is now saying I do not get holiday pay because I called off 12/23 and it falls to 12/24 (which now they are saying is the holiday.) So does this mean if a nurse works 12/25 into 12/26 that that is not considered a holiday and can call off and still receive holiday pay? I never call off and have been a loyal employee to this company for many years. I am just irritated and needed to vent. Thank you for listening. Any advice?

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7 minutes ago, Mystique482 said:

Hello. I recently called off on Monday December 23rd. Two days before the holiday due to being very I'll. I am a night shift 6p to 6a RN supervisor who has worked at my place of employment for about 4+ years. The whole time I have been there we were to work the day before the holiday and the next scheduled day after the holiday. I worked Christmas Eve and then the next scheduled day I also worked. The payroll girl is now saying I do not get holiday pay because I called off 12/23 and it falls to 12/24 (which now they are saying is the holiday.) So does this mean if a nurse works 12/25 into 12/26 that that is not considered a holiday and can call off and still receive holiday pay? I never call off and have been a loyal employee to this company for many years. I am just irritated and needed to vent. Thank you for listening. Any advice?

You may need to define "holiday pay". Are you talking about pay for the actual hours worked, or an extra number of "holiday" hours awarded as a perk?

If it's the latter, each employer can set their own criteria. In fact, they don't have to offer it to anyone under any circumstances.

What you're describing does sound to be inline with the typical policy of employers who do offer it, though.

***And if you were very ill, what difference does it make? You would have had to call off either way, right?

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" I called off 12/23 and it falls to 12/24"  Not actually.. you called in on 12/23.  The payroll girl seems to be  a pitbull regarding protecting company bucks.  Review your facility policy. I would take this to HR. Good luck.

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Where I have been the 24th would be the holiday for P-shifters. You did not call in that day but you called in the day before. If this is the case, the way your payroll person tried to describe it isn’t exactly right but the result is the same. You did not work the night that you were scheduled before the holiday shift for which you were scheduled. 

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I would guess this is why some people don’t try too hard to declare themselves well enough to work the holiday if they’ve already been unfortunate enough to 1) be sick and 2) lose their chance at holiday pay before their holiday shift arrives. 

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I worked Christmas Eve into Christmas Day (Christmas Eve being my scheduled day and then worked the next scheduled day after the holiday.) 

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2 minutes ago, JKL33 said:

I would guess this is why some people don’t try too hard to declare themselves well enough to work the holiday if they’ve already been unfortunate enough to 1) be sick and 2) lose their chance at holiday pay before their holiday shift arrives. 

It seems like they're often not aware, as this comes up every year. There are always a few people who disqualify themselves without realizing it ...until they get their paychecks.

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Christmas Eve was your holiday. You did not work the shift you were scheduled immediately before that. Check your policy. I have never worked anywhere that 12/25 was considered the holiday for night-shifters. They get screwed whether it’s their holiday to work or not. If it isn’t they will be scheduled on 12/25. If it is they will be scheduled 12/24 overnight. 
 

Some places try a little harder than ^ that, but it certainly hasn’t been uncommon IME. 

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5 hours ago, Mystique482 said:

Hello. I recently called off on Monday December 23rd. Two days before the holiday due to being very I'll. I am a night shift 6p to 6a RN supervisor who has worked at my place of employment for about 4+ years. The whole time I have been there we were to work the day before the holiday and the next scheduled day after the holiday. I worked Christmas Eve and then the next scheduled day I also worked. The payroll girl is now saying I do not get holiday pay because I called off 12/23 and it falls to 12/24 (which now they are saying is the holiday.) So does this mean if a nurse works 12/25 into 12/26 that that is not considered a holiday and can call off and still receive holiday pay? I never call off and have been a loyal employee to this company for many years. I am just irritated and needed to vent. Thank you for listening. Any advice? Mind you, we only have 2 shifts not 3.

 

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4th paragraph/line: ”If any employee calls off the scheduled day before or the scheduled day after the holiday is celebrated...” — the most likely thing is that they added “is celebrated” to indicate that they are referring to the dates/timeframes in which *they* “celebrate”/recognize/pay the holiday.  If this were not the case then a distinction would be unnecessary and everyone would go strictly by calendar dates.

The “Please note” paragraph reinforces and gives more detail and, as suspected, indicates that “holiday” actually begins on the night before the calendar date (@2300 or whenever the “third shift” begins). 

This could be made more clear (if they had given even one example it would be completely clear). 

But let me ask you this: Was it your understanding that Christmas was your holiday to work this year? And if so, did you also work the 6-6 on 12/25?

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6p to 6a on the scheduled day before the holiday, which was my Christmad Eve. I was off on Christmas day after 6a, also thursday, and friday, and back for the weekend (my next scheduled day, which I worked.) The whole time I have been there it has never been like this. It has always been you work the scheduled day before your holiday and after your holiday and you got your pay. The morale is extremely down at this place of employment and they mess with our pay constantly. I work the same hours every pay and always shorted at least 100 to 200 dollars. This is not just me, it almost happens to everyone. They also withhold pay stubs and do not give bonuses they promise. One time I was the only nurse in the building for 3 hours with a census of 75 and 2 admissions arriving. The RN supervisor is also put on a med cart at all times. The place is a zoo! So not only do I do CNA work (due to always being understaffed and call offs.) I also have to pass meds, staff, when someone falls (which is 75% of the time, I have to tend to that.) Along with our frequent pain pill people, drawing blood in the morning, helping LPNs, census, admissions (which all come at night.) Etc.. etc.. I could go on and on. I think I am just mainly upset because I feel they treat us poorly. I think I just need to find another job. Very depressing. Thank you for helping me understand. 

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Ah yes.  Definitely time to move on. Good luck.. you will be pleasantly surprised as to what is available to you.

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