Originally posted by GraceM
I think people should be able to work around their kids' schedule, leave early when needed to care for children, etc.
BUT, I expect the same flexibility to be offered to the child-free person. Just as someone might need to leave to pick up a sick child or attend a school play, I might have to run errands or take my dog to the vet.
:chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
First of all, let me say that as nurses, we earn time off. When we request it, we do not have to give reason, and if it's granted I don't care what you do with it. But running errands and scheduled appointments are things that should be done on your day off.
You made reference to "leaving early" for a vet appointment or to run some errands. Like "oops, I forgot to get groceries, someone take my 8 patients while I run to Kroger". HAHAHAHA! I would never, ever, call my nursing career "flexible" in this aspect. Emergencies are one thing, but the cases you cite are not.
In terms of weekends and holidays, like others have said, ours our distributed evenly.