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20-06-2015, 01:12 AM
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(20-06-2015 12:31 AM)Nurse Wrote:  Also, haven't gotten called in yet tonight. The inconvenience of being on call is worth much more that $2/hr.

$2/hr.? Hell, that won't even pay for your drinks while waiting around. No

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20-06-2015, 07:21 AM
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Another year down.

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20-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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$2.00 an hour???

I think base pay in Australia is about $15.00.

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20-06-2015, 09:13 AM
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(20-06-2015 09:08 AM)Banjo Wrote:  $2.00 an hour???

I think base pay in Australia is about $15.00.

I'm not sure if being on-call would be coverable under min-wage rules.

Huh...

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20-06-2015, 09:25 AM
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She probably meant $20. Fuck me, if only I could make *that* much an hour. But I am too big a pussy to be a nurse. Tongue That and I have no beside manner. Hobo

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20-06-2015, 09:27 AM
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I think it means that if she gets called in she gets $2.00 an hour over her regular rate...which I am sure is well above 2 bucks an hour.

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20-06-2015, 10:12 AM
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(20-06-2015 09:27 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I think it means that if she gets called in she gets $2.00 an hour over her regular rate...which I am sure is well above 2 bucks an hour.

I thought it meant that if you are scheduled "on call" for so many hours, you get $2 for each of those hours, even if you don't go in. Essentially, you get $2 an hour to NOT drink and just "be available".

That's how they do it (or used to) on the railroad for "on call" engineers.

Could be wrong, though. Nursey? Shy

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20-06-2015, 10:19 AM
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I meant $2/hr for every hour I'm sitting on my ass at home. Meaning if I don't get called in I just wasted 12 hours attached to my phone unable to do any activities that would impair my ability to be on the unit dressed and ready to go within an hour (keep in mind travel time/hoofing it from the parking garage). I can't have my son with me because of the potential for me to get called in. I'd much rather forgo the $24 - my base pay is more than that hourly. Although it was significantly lower in Alabama - after 5 years experience I made $19.11 with a bachelors working critical care. I get a $2/hr shift diff here for working critical care, $3/hr for night shift, $6/hr for weekends. Sometimes they offer incentive pay of $20/hr plus time and a half to pick up an understaffed shift - that's how you make money in my field. Now that I have an apartment here I can start doing that - working just one incentive shift covers rent for the month. You don't make much if you're not able to work weekend nights and overtime.

If I get called in it's just regular pay until I reach overtime - then time and a half. It's typically overtime. It's an inconvenient pain in the ass. I knew it was a requirement of the job when I signed my contract - but I'm still gonna bitch about it. How bout they staff the unit appropriately and send people home if over staffed - or float them to the ED that ALWAYS needs extra hands on deck. But hey, that would make too much goddamn sense, plus it's cheaper to pay a nurse $24 and short staff the units.

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20-06-2015, 10:47 AM
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That's nuts. My husband works at Pepsi and is a lead mechanic. If he gets called in (he doesn't get paid for the possibility) he gets paid for 4 hours not counting the time he is in the plant. So if he goes in for 15 minutes, he gets his regular pay for that 15 minutes plus four more hours of pay. This all kicks up to overtime if he has his 40 hours in. If he works 7 days in a row, on that 7th day he gets double time.

If he has to make/receive several phone calls to help resolve an issue he gets the four hours at full pay even if he doesn't leave the house.

Hell, even the x-ray techs and ultrasound techs where I work get on call pay that's nearly equal to their regular hourly rate.

I think some hell-raising is in order.

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20-06-2015, 11:13 AM (This post was last modified: 20-06-2015 11:17 AM by kim.)
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(20-06-2015 10:19 AM)Nurse Wrote:  I meant $2/hr for every hour I'm sitting on my ass at home. Meaning if I don't get called in I just wasted 12 hours attached to my phone unable to do any activities that would impair my ability to be on the unit dressed and ready to go within an hour (keep in mind travel time/hoofing it from the parking garage). I can't have my son with me because of the potential for me to get called in. I'd much rather forgo the $24 - my base pay is more than that hourly. Although it was significantly lower in Alabama - after 5 years experience I made $19.11 with a bachelors working critical care. I get a $2/hr shift diff here for working critical care, $3/hr for night shift, $6/hr for weekends. Sometimes they offer incentive pay of $20/hr plus time and a half to pick up an understaffed shift - that's how you make money in my field. Now that I have an apartment here I can start doing that - working just one incentive shift covers rent for the month. You don't make much if you're not able to work weekend nights and overtime.
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I should say... my friend's "on call" pay was a LOT more than $2.... it was almost near his regular pay rate.

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