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To expect to leave work on time

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Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:32:40

I'm a HCP
Last night I was scheduled to work a twilight shift, 20:00-02:00
It dawned on me on my way into work that I should actually finish at 1 as that's when the clocks change.
Plenty of times I have worked the night when the clocks go back and we don't get an extra hours pay or anything. It's just chalked up to be 'one of those things'.
But when I asked if I could go at 1 (which was then 2) I was told 'no, you work till 'the old 2'. So I asked if all the other night staff would be working until 9am (normally finish at 8) to compensate too. Obviously not.
It pisses me off - don't put me on a bloody twilight shift on this date if it's going to be a problem! So, as it was I couldn't be relieved to leave on time anyway so got home at 3:45.

I'm probably bring U but the place is a fucking joke with the management etc so I just needed a tired rant.

wowfudge Sun 30-Mar-14 10:37:18

The clocks change at 2am so there's a flaw in your argument from the off. Providing you are in the UK of course - I don't know what the set up is elsewhere.

As long as you are not actually working an extra hour which you are not getting paid for YABU. And rather ridiculous IMO.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:37:41

They change at 1am

HowContraryMary Sun 30-Mar-14 10:38:47

Clocks change at 2am.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:39:21

No, they go forward at 1am and back at 2am
I will do link

wowfudge Sun 30-Mar-14 10:39:45

Maybe I am thinking about when we put the clocks back then. YA still BU though - it's not as though you are working an extra hour for no pay is it?

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:39:56

MostlyMama Sun 30-Mar-14 10:40:04

They do actually change at 1am, when going forward and at 2am when they are going back.

MostlyMama Sun 30-Mar-14 10:40:19

Oops sorry xpost OP

ilovesooty Sun 30-Mar-14 10:40:34

Will you be expecting a day off if you're scheduled to work on February 29th if it's a leap year.? It's just the way it is.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:41:21

I don't care about getting paid for it - like I said in OP I have worked plenty of night shifts in the reverse situation

RevoltingPeasant Sun 30-Mar-14 10:43:10

But aren't you still working the correct number of hours?

I don't know, I think if you are hourly paid or in a low pad job maybe YANBU to think about this, but as a professional I'd never dream of quibbling over an hour. As "overtime" goes it is very little to do. If you are a dr or senior nurse YABVU to argue the toss.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:43:40

So if I'd be scheduled to leave at 3am and not 2am you're saying I should still have not bothered about the clocks? What about 4am? Or 6am?

wowfudge Sun 30-Mar-14 10:43:43

Surely the point OP is that you haven't actually worked an extra hour for which you have not been paid?

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:45:24

I obviously am not slack enough to stand there watching the clock and then waltz out on my patients - obviously I work a huge proportion of unpaid overtime, like the rest of the nhs

2rebecca Sun 30-Mar-14 10:45:56

I think that you should have got to go at old 1am as it was then 2am and your reliever should have come in at the new 2am. If you were sheduled to go off at 3am you'd have got off at old 2am. I would complain about that as the person relieving you wasn't then coming in at 2am but at 3am, you should have been the lucky one getting an extra hour off.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:46:21

Actually I worked more, as I said in OP - I left late, either way.

ThePinkOcelot Sun 30-Mar-14 10:47:45

Wow, learn something new everyday. I didn't know that about it being 1am when they go forward. I see what you mean now.

justmyview Sun 30-Mar-14 10:47:52

You were scheduled to work 6 hours. You worked 6 hours. YAbit unlucky to be scheduled for that shift, rather than the one immediately afterwards, but YABU to complain about it

JeanSeberg Sun 30-Mar-14 10:48:15

You were scheduled to work 6 hours. You worked 6 hours but are unhappy that you couldn't just work 5.


Goblinchild Sun 30-Mar-14 10:49:08

I think you should all have been paid for the extra hour.

ilovesooty Sun 30-Mar-14 10:53:11

I suppose there are people who don't like their jobs much who over think this sort of thing.

In your position OP I think I'd be concentrating on the situation of having to stay over as you weren't relieved on time.

ImAThrillseekerHoney Sun 30-Mar-14 10:53:15

If you're being expected to work 7 hours for a 6 hour shift when the clocks go back then that is the time to complain.

Icouldstillbejoseph Sun 30-Mar-14 10:54:16

As I said - I have worked plenty of nights where the clocks go back and you don't get paid the extra hour
It's luck of the draw they say

Kefybaby Sun 30-Mar-14 10:57:58

I think you have a point, OP, given you are expected to do the extra hour in October.

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