بِسۡـــــــــمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡـمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِـــــــيمِ
Assalamu`alaikum and greetings to all…
After came back from my second vacation last month, I had been working every three to four days with only one day off in between. This is expected during holiday season like Christmas and New Year, regardless which hospital we work. It was tiring but worth with the payment that we received at the end of the month.
One of the good thing I found working in KSA is they are really strict about working hours. Here, we work for 264 hours in 6 weeks. Compared to those working office hours, we have to work another 12 hours in other to be equal like the office hours staff. For your information, the office hours on Sunday until Wednesday is from 0730-1700 hrs, Thursday 0730-1600 hrs, Friday and Saturday is day off.
As a staff nurse working in shift hours 0700-1900 hrs and/or 1900 hrs-0700 hrs, our day off can be fall on any day. During this day off, if we attend a course or a workshop, we are entitled for a time back. Meaning that no hours being wasted just like that. Once our time back reached 12 hours or more, we can request for a day off in any day of our regular duty. Another option (depend on the management), the time back can be granted as over time and we can earn money from there.
In my case, I got a day off and it stretched for 7 days. Yikes! Longest day off I ever had as a staff nurse. Hopefully, the nursing management in Malaysia will implement this kind of system too.
“Demi masa. Sesungguhnya manusia dalam kerugian. Kecuali orang yang beriman dan mengerjakan amal soleh serta saling menasihati untuk kebenaran dan saling menasihati untuk kesabaran”
(Surah Al-‘Asr 103: 1-3)
Until we meet again.
May peace be upon you.