Nurses working on day off...

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    What do you do? Do you pick up the phone when your work calls on your day off or do you leave it go to the answer machine?



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    I know every number that work calls from and I don't answer. I will listen to the message [if they leave one] and decide if I want to call back then.
    BuckRN, twinkletoes53, calivianya, and 6 others like this.
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    LOL @ the cartoon. When my body and mind say no... I have learned not to listen to my heart. Because I WANT to help them out.. I really do! But not at my mental and physical health's expense.
    twinkletoes53, sallyrnrrt, marydc, and 2 others like this.
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    I made it so when they call, the ringtone is silent, no vibration ;P Oh, and I don't have voicemail set up on my phone either
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    I would answer and tell them no, I was not available. I thought answering and saying no was better than them leaving a message and my charge waiting for a call back.
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    I don't understand why some people feel compelled to answer their phones right away when work calls (unless of course, you are expecting a callback from them). If I am OFF, I am OFF -- leave a text or voicemail and I will reply it when I am ready. A NM in our hospital will call night nurses at home when they are supposed to be sleeping during the day to discuss something that could simply wait until the next time they come in. This is why as soon as I get through the door at home, my ringer is OFF until I wake up again.
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    Ha! I just answered a phone call today, on my day off. They wanted me to work tonight but I said no.
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    Quote from Paco-RN
    I don't understand why some people feel compelled to answer their phones right away when work calls (unless of course, you are expecting a callback from them). If I am OFF, I am OFF -- leave a text or voicemail and I will reply it when I am ready. A NM in our hospital will call night nurses at home when they are supposed to be sleeping during the day to discuss something that could simply wait until the next time they come in. This is why as soon as I get through the door at home, my ringer is OFF until I wake up again.
    A little off topic but that drives me crazy! I too work nights and wonder why anybody at work expects me to answer the phone in the middle of my night.
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    Since I am often away from my phone or out of cell range, it is quite normal for me to not answer, or call back in a timely fashion. And, I don't have caller ID, so I don't bother screening my calls.
    But, this line always ends the conversation, and eliminates any pressuring: "Gee, if it was only the Percocet I would consider coming in. But having washed it down with all that Jim Beam, I just don't think it's safe."
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    Quote from hherrn
    Since I am often away from my phone or out of cell range, it is quite normal for me to not answer, or call back in a timely fashion. And, I don't have caller ID, so I don't bother screening my calls.
    But, this line always ends the conversation, and eliminates any pressuring: "Gee, if it was only the Percocet I would consider coming in. But having washed it down with all that Jim Beam, I just don't think it's safe."

    Why, as you mention on another thread, nursing is a calling! If it really was such a 'calling' to you, you should keep your phone available at all times to rush in to work, and should definitely avoid any intoxicants that would make you unavailable to work on short notice!!

    Oh yeah, just in case:


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