time and 1/2 for hlidays?

  1. 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
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  3. by   pkallen61
    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.

    Paula
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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
  4. by   jrmccl
    paula,
    that was exactly the type of info i wanted to get. thank you so much. sounds like you are unionized, we are not, but still should receive some sort of comp. thanks!
  5. by   *PICURN*
    I work at a lg teaching hospital (unionized).

    We get 13 holidays per year, 9 of those you get time and a half for
  6. by   anniesong
    I am a CNA at a mid-sized hospital. I work per diem, and as a result do not get many holiday hours, but when i worked over this last New Years I received time-an-a-half for it (which was good seeing as how horrible one of the shifts was!).
  7. by   Mimi2RN
    We have six paid holidays a year, if we work, we get an extra 25% of base pay. These are part of our combo time, and on 12 hour shifts we can take 2 weeks vacation. The first year, you can acrue 2 weeks vacation, and 2 weeks for the holidays. At 5 years, it goes to 3 weeks plus, and at 10 years, it's 4 years plus.

    Unfortunately, if you are off sick, you don't accrue anything, sick or combo time.
    Last edit by Mimi2RN on Jan 23, '05 : Reason: Spelling
  8. by   OneChattyNurse
    i work at a small hospital in iowa. we get double time for holidays and we have 6 per year. for the area we have great benefits!

    maybe you should have your employer look at the holiday policies for the veterans administration hospitals since they are government entities. when i worked there we had 13 (i think that is the accurate number) paid holidays per year and sometimes congress would vote for another one.

    good luck with your search for better benefits!!!
  9. by   begalli
    Quote from onechattynurse

    maybe you should have your employer look at the holiday policies for the veterans administration hospitals since they are government entities. when i worked there we had 13 (i think that is the accurate number) paid holidays per year and sometimes congress would vote for another one.
    this is so true.

    i worked at a county hospital and we had 13 holidays. we worked 8 hour shifts. we had a choice on a holiday. if we were scheduled to work we could take time and a half or take a straight day's pay and then 8 hours of "comp" time which would be added to our vacation bank. even if we weren't scheduled to work on a holiday, we were still paid for a straight 8 hours (no comp time choice) for staying home and enjoying ourselves.

    there are actually 11 federal holidays. but the friday following thanksgiving day and christmas eve were also holidays making our grand total thirteen!

    where i am currently, we make time and a half on holidays. if we're not scheduled to work a holiday we have a choice of no pay or adding 12 hours of pto to our paychecks.
    Last edit by begalli on Jan 23, '05
  10. by   jrmccl
    Quote from onechattynurse
    i work at a small hospital in iowa. we get double time for holidays and we have 6 per year. for the area we have great benefits!

    maybe you should have your employer look at the holiday policies for the veterans administration hospitals since they are government entities. when i worked there we had 13 (i think that is the accurate number) paid holidays per year and sometimes congress would vote for another one.

    good luck with your search for better benefits!!!
    hey, i graduated from bettendorf high school! now live in ga., where is this wonderful little town you live in? thanks
  11. by   Ginyer
    The nurses at the hospital here get time and a half for holidays...and the vacation time builds on itself...6 hours every two weeks. I'm a nursing student here so no idea about which holidays they get overtime for.
  12. by   wjf00
    We get 10 paid holidays per year. In addition we get time and a half if we work the holiday. So essentially we 2-1/2 times pay. If I were told I was expected to work straight time I would quit immediatly.
  13. by   rnmi2004
    Holidays where I just started working are paid at time & a half. Nursing is not like joining the military--the hospital does not own me. I am expected to work my share of holidays, but I will be compensated extra for it.
  14. by   dazzle256
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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
    Oh thats a nice reply........I'd take it but expect the benefits of military also

    lets see

    free medical
    unlimited sick days
    30 days paid vacation
    VA loans
    legal assistance (free of charge)
    housing
    retire after 20 years service with half pay
    tax free housing and food allowance

    I'm sure I missed a few but sounds like a good deal hey?

    BTW our hospital doesn't pay time and a half for holidays either. This really surprised me the only job in my life (except military) that didn't pay at least time and half or double time. I know McDonalds does lol.

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