Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yeah Two Holidays!

Being a nurse in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and being a nurse in the hospital setting for nearly 20 years hasn't allowed me many holidays off and this year I hit the jackpot. Not only to I have Thanksgiving off, but yesterday, my Supe called me at home and made a deal and I ended up with both X-mas eve and X-mas day off. Of course I'll have to work the three 12 hour nights before X-mas eve, but that's ok. I'll be shot on the eve's morning but I'll get up in the afternoon and become a human again. And this way I'll be fresh for X-mas day! Sometimes, it's the Holiday shuffle I hate most about being a nurse.

6 comments:

mdmhvonpa said...

Holiday schedules are always rough ...

BRAINCHEESE said...

Working in any type of 24/7/365 service sux around the holidays...but "they" usually DO pay us well!

Linda D. in Seattle

Callie said...

Says you....I work in pediatrics. They bank on us only wanting to care for children. When I look at what I started at 17 years ago and compare it to now, I'm about $5 ahort of having doubled my wage. That's in almost two decades. Bad!People get payed better in adult hospitals. I've had alot of friends move to adults for the money. I can't do it, though. If we do overtime above our FTE, it's only payed time and a quarter until you hit 40 hours for that week. It's a sign of the times I'm afraid.

Sharon said...

I remember those days at the hospital. Rotating holiday schedules. Have a great holiday with your family.

Merelyme said...

oh that is wonderful...so many of us take for granted having those days off...i hope you have a great time with your family.

Callie said...

Thanks all, I enjoyed Thankgiving. I'm sure Christmas will be great too. It was nice having my daughter home from college.She really missed being home and we did alot of running around X-mas shopping. While she was here, her and Steve played computer games together which I found very amuzing to observe.