Emergency service of the San Pedro hospital. (Europa Press)
On the eve of Christmas, a debate has opened on social networks after some TikTok users have revealed the salaries of some of the health corps during the so-called “Christmas super holidays” in the Community of Madrid. Specifically, these days are December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 and 6.
On these important dates, most jobs charge a supplement for working on such an important national holiday, although there are others that are compensated with extra days of vacation. In this sense, many TikTok users have reacted to knowing the extra that some healthcare workers charge for working these holidays. For some it is an exorbitant amount, “it is impressive, …how can you pay for such atrocities? It’s outrageous”, “My goodness, and then you go to the hospital and they treat you as if you were asking for favors”, some users have commented. However, others applaud that their work at this time is well paid. “You should get three times as much when you save our lives,” another user posted.
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The TikTok user who opened the debate is a midwife who is doing residency in a public hospital in the Community of Madrid. “The salary varies depending on the year of residence and, therefore, the level of responsibility you have,” she explains, and clarifies that “it is not for everyone because there are not so many positions to fill. So, this depends on each autonomous community and this is what we charge in Madrid.”
“As R1, that is, in your first year of residency, you would charge 24.10 per hour, which if you do 24 hours would be 578.40 and if you do twelve hours, 289.20. If you are R2, the hour is charged at 28.08, which would be 673.92 if you do 24 hours and if you do twelve hours it would be 336.96. From all this we must subtract the personal income tax and the taxes they take from the salary,” he pointed out.
The order of January 18, 2023, of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, which dictates Instructions for the Management of the Payrolls of the Personnel of the Community of Madrid for 2023, details that the salary of nursing graduates when they work within the ordinary day it will be 40.83 euros, and indicates that “the night of December 24 and 31 will be paid at double the rate of the night that falls on holidays and Sunday”; “On December 25 and January 1, they will be paid at a rate of double the amount assigned for each Sunday and holiday,” which is 62.34 euros.
Interim resident nurses for 24-hour physical presence on duty on January 1 and 6 and December 24, 25 and 31 charge 24.10 euros per hour during the first year and 28.08 euros per hour the second year.
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A few weeks ago, TikTok user @medicinaconines explained how much doctors in this region charge for the super Christmas holidays. First of all, she clarifies that “it’s not for everyone because there aren’t that many positions to fill.” “I am a second-year R2 and there are five years of residency or four, depending on the specialty. And depending on the responsibility, they charge more,” she explains in the video that went viral, and in which she adds that “the R1s are the ones who charge the least and charge 27.62 per hour. Being 24 hours it is 662.88. The R2, as is my case and it will be my turn on Christmas Eve, we will charge at 32.22 per hour. That is, 773.28. The R3, at 36.86 per hour, which makes 884.64 euros. And R4 and R5 charge 41.48 per hour. Being 24 hours it is 995.52″.
According to the order of January 18, 2023, of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, which dictates Instructions for the Management of the Payrolls of the Personnel of the Community of Madrid for 2023, the medical specialist hospital care staff will be paid for the guard in physical presence 24 hours a day on January 1 and 6 and December 24, 25 and 31, 1,219.68 euros, while area and unit supervisors and transplant coordinators will charge 954.72 euros for the same days .