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by Arctic_Rose Arctic_Rose (New) New

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I'm a new GN in AB, Canada. I keep hearing people talking about picking up shifts on their "x days". Does anyone know what this means?

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Days in which it is not their regular shift??

Just a guess

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NotReady4PrimeTime has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

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"X days" is slang for "designated day off". Everyone has a minimum number of days in their rotation that are designated as days off, meaning that being asked to (or told to) work on those days will attract a penalty (they have to pay double time) from the employer. Picking up shifts on "X days" is a popular way of expanding one's income without formally increasing one's full time equivalent.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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Most Provinces do not pay double time on "x" days, so if you're working in AB, consider yourself very fortunate. The extra pay is a nice bonus. I'd still rather have my sanity intact though.

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