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Hi, I updated under my previous post for # part time hours.., but thought I would post here also so some more people would see it. Im really disappointed/aggravated right now! The recruiter in HR at the hospital sent me stuff in an email about pay,physical info etc., and it said to call if I had any questions.. She sounded annoyed, but maybe if they would tell you this important info when you were first offered the job then I wouldn't have to ask!!! I even asked about the duties at the interview and wasn't even told. I was expecting at least 3 days a week (7-3 so 8hrs/day). Then I saw in the email it said 30 hrs per pay period which is bi-weekly..but I thought I would ask to clarify it because 15 hrs didnt sound right. She said it is 30hrs for 2 weeks! I so was not expecting such few hours!!! I dont know if they just tell you this number and then its really different when you start working the floor? I asked about bidding for full time and she said not to worry about it now..well I hope I can start working full time sooner than later, because it even less hours than I expected. I cant wait more than a few months for full time if its only 15hrs week. If it was the 24hrs at least I thought I could wait 6 months. I had it all planned out how much I was going to pay my mom for dropping me off (even thought its not far driving) and how much to put in the bank each week. I didnt even sit down yet to figure out how much I would make if it really is only 15hrs (I really dont even wanna know!). Im sorrta wishing now I could have took the other full time job, but I couldnt. I just spent a few years in college and I was expecting to make more than this. I really dont even feel like going to my graduation once again this Sunday :( SO HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU GET FOR PART-TIME IN HOSPITAL? THANKS!

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

If they said it's 15 hours a week, then I'm guessing that it's 15 HOURS A WEEK. Why would it be different once you start working the floor? And how on Earth are any of us supposed to know how your hospital is run?

There must be something in retail that you can do to tide yourself over until your new job has more hours available.

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If they said it's 15 hours a week, then I'm guessing that it's 15 HOURS A WEEK. Why would it be different once you start working the floor? And how on Earth are any of us supposed to know how your hospital is run?

There must be something in retail that you can do to tide yourself over until your new job has more hours available.

Well I dont know maybe they should of informed me of important details before (everything I asked wasnt answered). I actually have busted my butt looking for jobs since I graduated college, and landed two jobs so believe me I have done everything. Just was wondering what everyone else gets for part time hours to compare....THATS ALL!

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i have a 64 hour agreement per payperiod. I am scheduled for 80 and often have OT.

Maybe you should ask if that is the case?

I'm confused....When you applied for the job what did the job posting originally say? Around here the job postings will usually say exactly how many hours the position is for.

Also, if a job posting just says "part time" All that means is not full time. You don't really have the right to be so upset if the job posting only said part time, or said 30 hours bi weekly. The only reason I'd be upset is if the job posting said 60 hours bi weekly and now they are telling you something different. All part time means is less than 80 hours bi weekly. That could be anywhere from 4 hours a week to 36 hours a week.

At my hospital we have many different part time positions. Some work 20 hours a week, some work 32, some work 15.

Hi, I updated under my previous post for # part time hours.., but thought I would post here also so some more people would see it. Im really disappointed/aggravated right now! The recruiter in HR at the hospital sent me stuff in an email about pay,physical info etc., and it said to call if I had any questions.. She sounded annoyed, but maybe if they would tell you this important info when you were first offered the job then I wouldn't have to ask!!! I even asked about the duties at the interview and wasn't even told. I was expecting at least 3 days a week (7-3 so 8hrs/day). Then I saw in the email it said 30 hrs per pay period which is bi-weekly..but I thought I would ask to clarify it because 15 hrs didnt sound right. She said it is 30hrs for 2 weeks! I so was not expecting such few hours!!! I dont know if they just tell you this number and then its really different when you start working the floor? I asked about bidding for full time and she said not to worry about it now..well I hope I can start working full time sooner than later, because it even less hours than I expected. I cant wait more than a few months for full time if its only 15hrs week. If it was the 24hrs at least I thought I could wait 6 months. I had it all planned out how much I was going to pay my mom for dropping me off (even thought its not far driving) and how much to put in the bank each week. I didnt even sit down yet to figure out how much I would make if it really is only 15hrs (I really dont even wanna know!). Im sorrta wishing now I could have took the other full time job, but I couldnt. I just spent a few years in college and I was expecting to make more than this. I really dont even feel like going to my graduation once again this Sunday :( SO HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU GET FOR PART-TIME IN HOSPITAL? THANKS!

Part time essentially means that you are not working 36-40 hrs/week (depending on what your facility considers full time). There is not a set minimum number of hours. I worked 32 hrs/wk at a hospital and i was considered part time. It does seem like the hospital did post this in their job description so it was up to you to ask the necessary questions (whether it be family, friends, hr) before applying for the position.

If you are not happy with the 15 hrs/wk then you should look for a 2nd part time job to supplement your income. You are not stuck with this one job only.

Also depending on how much you are planning on paying your mom, you may want to consider public transportation to see if it's cheaper. Most cities have a monthly pass you can buy.

Good luck.

jb2u, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER, Hemodialysis. Has 5 years experience.

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