A day off - page 5

Has this every happened to you? You actually have two days in a row off from work. You have no plans in particular, but have a few things to do that you've been putting off all week because you... Read More

  1. Visit  JennRN65 profile page
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    Easy one - not return the call.

    As someone who works 4 days a week, every week, I need the rest of those days off to spend with my family, as well as needing time to decompress.
    Last edit by JennRN65 on Dec 23, '08
  2. Visit  NeoNurseTX profile page
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    when they start offering incentive pay on short days, SOMEONE will come in. i work nights so my phone is on silent during the day anyway.
  3. Visit  JennRN65 profile page
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    We are almost always offered incentive pay, which is almost double time - Sometimes it has nothing to do with incentive pay - sometimes you are just too tired to head back to work one more day or night.
  4. Visit  learning08 profile page
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    My days off are mine, period. We are under no obligation to work OT or to take call where I work, so I don't answer work calls when off.
  5. Visit  SunnyAndrsn profile page
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    I'm scheduled for 64 hours/pay period, and try to pick up once a week to get to 80 hours. This is MY choice. Of course now it seems I'm the first person that gets called. However, there is no guilt involved when I say no! I cover 10 shifts per pay period, with four days off in two weeks. This is what I feel I can safely do, without burn out.

    I love my job, love my residents, but feel no guilt about not picking up the phone when the call comes "can you work?"

    Quote from beano
    Has this every happened to you? You actually have two days in a row off from work. You have no plans in particular, but have a few things to do that you've been putting off all week because you were too tired from work. You go out, get the oil changed (you've pushed it to 4000 miles this time), buy some cat food for your cat (who's been eating left over human food for the past week) stop by the post office to get some stamps so you can finally mail the now belated birthday card to your brother. When you return home, you find not one, but three guilt provoking messages from work asking if you could come in. What do you do?
  6. Visit  SunnyAndrsn profile page
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    Quote from NeoNurseTX
    when they start offering incentive pay on short days, SOMEONE will come in. i work nights so my phone is on silent during the day anyway.
    I do work overnights for incentive pay--$100 bonus is the standard.
  7. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Very rarely will I come in when called on a day off. I have things to do and the hospital hasn't fallen apart yet because I haven't come in.
  8. Visit  NursingAgainstdaOdds profile page
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    Quote from beano
    Has this every happened to you? You actually have two days in a row off from work. You have no plans in particular, but have a few things to do that you've been putting off all week because you were too tired from work. You go out, get the oil changed (you've pushed it to 4000 miles this time), buy some cat food for your cat (who's been eating left over human food for the past week) stop by the post office to get some stamps so you can finally mail the now belated birthday card to your brother. When you return home, you find not one, but three guilt provoking messages from work asking if you could come in. What do you do?
    Erase. Erase. Erase.
  9. Visit  statphleb SN profile page
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    Turn your phones off and enjoy your day off!!!Buy a cheap cell phone and give the number to family and friends only. You deserve time to yourself(guilt-free). Being overworked and stressed out is not good for you or your patients!

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