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    I just found out that I'm working Christmas day, boxing day, new year's eve and new years day. One of the perks of being an hca :hmmm:

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    (Original post by babychocolate)
    I just found out that I'm working Christmas day, boxing day, new year's eve and new years day. One of the perks of being an hca :hmmm:

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    Do they pay you extra for working on public holidays?
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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    Chaos in the Leeds thread :erm:
    So glad I didn't apply there, seems like madness :eek:
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Do they pay you extra for working on public holidays?
    They should!! I was lucky in that I started HCA last December so I was allowed Xmas and new year day off
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Do they pay you extra for working on public holidays?
    I think they pay 50% more or double but I'd prefer the day off.

    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    They should!! I was lucky in that I started HCA last December so I was allowed Xmas and new year day off
    Lucky, unfortunately I wasn't the only hca to start this year so some people have both off whlist others are working both.


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    (Original post by babychocolate)
    I think they pay 50% more or double but I'd prefer the day off.


    Lucky, unfortunately I wasn't the only hca to start this year so some people have both off whlist others are working both.


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    Everyone would prefer the day off but at least you're getting double the money !
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    (Original post by PG593)
    So glad I didn't apply there, seems like madness :eek:
    Ikr! I didn't put my AS grades and my UKCAT would probably be in 5th decile :lol:
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    (Original post by babychocolate)
    I just found out that I'm working Christmas day, boxing day, new year's eve and new years day. One of the perks of being an hca :hmmm:

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    Thats disgustingly unfair, I don't care if your new or not. At my hospital most people have to work atleast one of those days, but to work all four your ward manager is ****ing on you just because your new.
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    Thats disgustingly unfair, I don't care if your new or not. At my hospital most people have to work atleast one of those days, but to work all four your ward manager is ****ing on you just because your new.
    Seconded. Fight your corner. New NA speaking (as of August), people tried to take advantage of me earlier in the year, then I started doing people favours and swapping shifts (and bing a good NA lol) and it all stopped. I have Christmas add New Year's Day off. Oh and for the record, its standard rate + either a third or two thirds (one or the other) for public holidays.


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    I agree with those saying you should try to negotiate at least one of those days off.

    When I was working as an HCA last year, I was initially put down for Christmas day, boxing day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. It was mentioned that we were expected to work at least three of those days, but I argued that working 4 including Christmas day was unfair.
    In the end, I negotiated it so that I would still work on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but I got both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day off.

    I got paid double time for Christmas Day and 'time and a half' for Boxing Day.
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    (Original post by babychocolate)
    I just found out that I'm working Christmas day, boxing day, new year's eve and new years day. One of the perks of being an hca :hmmm:

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    That's awful, at our nursing home, we're not really expected to work more than two of those (and no-one really works both Christmas and New Years Day - on my floor, at least)! Ask to negotiate?


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    Reading all these posts about HCA work over Christmas in the NHS makes me so glad I'm a HCA in a private hospital! I suppose though when we're doctors (I'm not saying 'if', must be optimistic!!) we'll be working christmas day
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    (Original post by jemimii)
    Reading all these posts about HCA work over Christmas in the NHS makes me so glad I'm a HCA in a private hospital! I suppose though when we're doctors (I'm not saying 'if', must be optimistic!!) we'll be working christmas day
    Ha! Yeah this is true but I've got plans to get around this
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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    Ha! Yeah this is true but I've got plans to get around this
    Please share with us! haha
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    (Original post by jemimii)
    Please share with us! haha
    1) pull a sickie 2 days before Xmas
    2) book holiday in advance!!! (I'm talking months)
    3) bribery
    4) depending on the weather, it's snowing real bad and roads are unsafe and public transport not working..bull.

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    I have no clue what my work policy is but I may have to speak to my manager about it because I thought that it was unfair but I wasn't sure if this was the norm. Luckly my new manager starts next week and hopefully he takss pity on me.

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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    1) pull a sickie 2 days before Xmas
    2) book holiday in advance!!! (I'm talking months)
    3) bribery
    4) depending on the weather, it's snowing real bad and roads are unsafe and public transport not working..bull.

    Very clever! Best not to mention that in interviews though
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    (Original post by jemimii)
    Very clever! Best not to mention that in interviews though
    I've learnt my lesson from last time, don't mention it! :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    I've learnt my lesson from last time, don't mention it! :unimpressed:
    Hahaha! As ingenious a plan as it is, I can't imagine they were best pleased??
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    (Original post by jemimii)


    Hahaha! As ingenious a plan as it is, I can't imagine they were best pleased??
    Hahahaha I was only kidding, I wouldn't dream of saying that in an interview :rofl:
 
 
 
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