By combining both vacation and sick leave days, our Paid Time Off (PTO) system gives you the flexibility to determine how best to take time off for your specific needs.
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Earned PTO is capped. 120 hrs for <2 yrs experience, 240 hrs for 2-7 yrs experience, and 360 hrs for 8 or more years. Once you reach the cap the hours you work do not add to your PTO balance. Yet we are so short staffed most RNs work overtime. It is hard to use the PTO we earn because it is difficult to get approval for vacation. And if we leave the company, they keep 50% of our PTO when we "cash out" our PTO. (Reducing the value of your earned time off by half.) Staff who plan to leave the company usually begin calling out sick to use their PTO hours so their balance of PTO is as small as possible. This causes short staffing just to keep the benefit you earned from being reduced.