I am an ED Nurse, and I really like my job and the people I work with-I work evenings. I am sick and tired of coming to work at either 1 or 3 (I work 4 10 hrs shifts) and not know when I can go home. If I wanted the overtime I would sign up for it. In any given week, there can be dozens of holes in the schecule posted for people to pick up. I don't want to stay, yes I have picked up shifts occasionally for coworkers who needed time off yes, but we are expected to revolve out entire life around our jobs. I work prehospital, and pick up shifts during the day or night. I also teach and am involved in other community organizations. I cannot work my own 10 hrs-stay for an additional shift, and go straight to an ALS unit, and then come back in for my 10 hrs, and yes be asked to stay again. Done it, will never do it again. Funny thing is, we-on evenings-started refusing to stay recently-it began for holding patients-and guess what-suddenly the supervisor found beds, and even 2 holding nurses for the ED. Tonight-well yesterday-I get to work-I am team leader or CEP, only ONE person is scheduled for night shift-now what do we do about that at 3 on Friday afternoon-I actually yelled at our temporarily manager and asked her if she could count to 3 or not, and she better get some sleep cause I was not staying. Others said the same thing-this schedule was posted for 6 weeks with on person. Guess what-the supervisor sent an agency nurse down, and one of out nurses worked out a deal to stay and get tomorrow off. This is not safe. How many people do not even remember driving home after a double shift?? It is not safe in any way and I cannot wait for the passing of this bill.