I work at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which is, as part of a state university, a state-funded tertiary care center. We get time-and-a-half for working the holiday, plus "Comp time" - meaning that if we work the holiday, we can take a paid 8-hour day off sometime within the six weeks after the holiday. If the time isn't taken off within six weeks, then it is paid out on the next paycheck after the six weeks has expired (as regular pay) -- so in effect, if you work a holiday, you get 8 hours of regular pay, plus time-and-a-half for the hours you do
work. I *DO* expect to work holidays, but I also expect to be compensated for it, too. When you join the military, you give up several of your rights as a regular citizen. You should not have to give up rights to be a nurse!
Before I graduated from my nursing program and started working as a nurse, I worked at the hospital for six years as a medical transcriptionist. It worked pretty much the same way, except the "comp time" was paid out differently because it was under a different union contract.
Sorry if my explanation is confusing - it took me a while to understand the whole "comp time" thing.
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undefinedundefined does anyone working in a hospital setting get time and 1/2 for holidays? i don't just mean nurses. we asked that this benefit be considered, and the response was to compare nursing to joining the military, you should expect to work holidays. thanks for any input