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Old 08-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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24 hour shifts


hello all. im new here. and tomorrow is my last day of my emt-b class. i have heard a few different things about 24 hour shifts regarding pay. where some say you get paid by the hour/OT and others say you get a certain lump sum for working a 24 hour shift. does it depend on the company or location? maybe some one can help out. thanks!


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Old 08-09-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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both of the companies I work for I do 24 hr shifts with. we get paid by the hour. I have heard of some companies that dont pay you the whole 24 hr shift bc you get time to *sleep* which is not right in my opinion. so I would have to say it all depends on the company
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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hello all. im new here. and tomorrow is my last day of my emt-b class. i have heard a few different things about 24 hour shifts regarding pay. where some say you get paid by the hour/OT and others say you get a certain lump sum for working a 24 hour shift. does it depend on the company or location? maybe some one can help out. thanks!
It depends on company, location, state laws, etc...
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It depends on company, location, state laws, etc...
Pretty much sums it up.

At my company we get get paid 14 out of 24 hours. You have two seperate half hour C7's, a dinner hour, and 8 hours of "sleep" time (they give you a ten hour chunk of time once you get back to station). If your sleep time is interrupted you will be paid hourly after the first 2 hours that you work, if you work more than 5 hours during your sleep time the entire 24 gets paid out.
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Pretty much sums it up.

At my company we get get paid 14 out of 24 hours. You have two seperate half hour C7's, a dinner hour, and 8 hours of "sleep" time (they give you a ten hour chunk of time once you get back to station). If your sleep time is interrupted you will be paid hourly after the first 2 hours that you work, if you work more than 5 hours during your sleep time the entire 24 gets paid out.
Seems like a decent system...I didn't think it was legal for them to NOT pay you, but it sounds like you get compensated fairly. What do you and your co-workers think?
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Ahh I see. Thanks for the quick replies. I thought it was all the same.
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Seems like a decent system...I didn't think it was legal for them to NOT pay you, but it sounds like you get compensated fairly. What do you and your co-workers think?
I don't mind it, a lot of the people who have been here longer dislike it.

On one hand, if I'm on the clock, I think I should be getting paid, however, on the other hand, if I'm sleeping, why should I get paid? I have mixed feelings.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:26 PM   #8
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At the private company here you work one 48 hour shift. You get paid for 40 hours regular pay and 8 hours of overtime pay. Not too bad.
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At the private company here you work one 48 hour shift. You get paid for 40 hours regular pay and 8 hours of overtime pay. Not too bad.
Ah, with that I should mention, the first 8 hours of our 24 is at straight time, after that is time and a half up to 14 hours, everything past 14 is doubletime.
However, if you have seperate shifts (example: work 0700-0700 mon-tues then work 0700-1900 tues) you go back to straight time at the start of your second shift.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:02 AM   #10
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Our company works on an hourly rate for 24 hr shifts plus shift differential. the only time we don't do that is for call pay. So we actually get paid more during night time hours that seems to be the standard up here i haven't heard of any companies in my area that pay reduced wage because you get to sleep (in theory) on a 24.
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