Me: Celebrating the fact I worked 8 AM shifts in 11 days (4 of which were back-to-back) AND somehow kept my sanity to a certain degree. I can’t even begin to count the amount of times I looked at my watch to see what time it was during those 8 shifts.
Also me: Counting down the hours I’ll be on a plane for Florida tomorrow morning!
A few have asked what the difference is between a part-time/full-time and resource employee. Upon being hired in July 2017, I was considered a part-time employee to work PM shifts. My status was considered 0.5, which meant that I was supposed to work 5 days in a pay period (two weeks). In this position, I had the opportunity to receive benefits (which included PTO - personal time off). After a month and a half, I realized that it was a lot for me to take in and nearly considered quitting the job because I was falling behind in school. However, my director suggested that I switch to a resource status. As a resource staff (also known as registry), I’m able to pick the days that I work and receive a little bit higher pay than I would’ve as a part-time employee. However, there is a catch with this position - I have to work 4 days in a 4-week period (one of which has to be a weekend), work 1 summer AND 1 winter holiday, and receive NO benefits whatsoever. I’m also the first to be called off (if census is low) and the first to float to another floor (if my floor is fully staffed).
The nice part is that I can pick up shifts if I’m available, because I don’t have to worry about rolling over my part-time status of 5 days in a pay period. The downside is that I may not get paid for being at work OR receive benefits to contribute towards my retirement plan, accrue PTO, or have health insurance. (To me, this wasn’t too high of a priority as I’m still covered under my parents’ plan).
I want to apologize for being so MIA! I’ve had a crazy couple of weeks with preparing for finals, house-sitting for two weeks, working non-stop, and preparing for a mini-vacay! It’s finally starting to feel like spring in the Chicago-land area! koi has also released their new Spring 2018 collection with vibrant colors! (Continued in comments!)