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Please Explain Every Other Weekend Schedule

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Hi everyone , I know there are topics out there on this but I'm still not understanding this. I apologize for this stupid question . There is a job I am applying for that says "part time, 40 hrs a week, 8hr shifts, every other weekend . " Can someone give me a sample schedule of how this would work ? Thank you!

In a two week time frame you will work 10 eight hour shifts. Maybe off sun, work mon, tues, wed, off thurs, work fri, sat, sun, then tues-fri, off Saturday.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

You would be working a rotation of inconsistent days:

• Work Mon-Tues-Wed

• Off Thurs

• Work Fri-Sat-Sun

• Off Mon-Tues

• Work Wed-Thurs

• Off Fri-Sat-Sun

How is it part time, but 40 hours a week?

WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 20 years experience.

The every-other weekend part would be you work every other weekend. You get two weekends off a month.

Is the part-time, 40-hours in an 80-hr pay period?

It isn't that difficult. Every other weekend off means you do not work every other weekend. If you work this weekend then the weekend after that you don't work and the cycle continues.

Jensmom7, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 36 years experience.

TheCommuter said:
You would be working a rotation of inconsistent days:

• Work Mon-Tues-Wed

• Off Thurs

• Work Fri-Sat-Sun

• Off Mon-Tues

• Work Wed-Thurs

• Off Fri-Sat-Sun

Not necessarily, granted it was 10 years ago, but when I worked 8 hour shifts in the hospital, I had a set schedule.

Week 1:

Work Sunday, Monday

Off Tuesday

Work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Off Saturday

Week 2:

Off Sunday

Work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Off Thursday

Work Friday, Saturday

Repeat every 2 weeks.

Thanks everyone. I made a mistake . It's 40hrs every two week's. I understand it now. Also to answer LM NY, I understand that you work one weekend and off the next, it rotates. I just wondered how the weekdays would work but, it was also probably vary by facility .

Thanks again everyone !

In the old days and one assumes even now unless one was hired differently weekends were rotated. It was a way of being *fair* since weekends were *NOT* up everyone's street. *LOL*

Major holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Thanksgiving and day after...) would either be rotated as well or based upon seniority and or whomever put in first.

There is a chance your weekdays off will be consistent and times they will not be. Don't forget the days people go away on vacation. A set schedule is so much easier to manage so you can schedule appointments and know ahead of time when you are free.