At what point are employers asking TMI? - page 8
I know this has been touched on in a few threads, but I think this offers a different perspective.. I just got a new job. (DREAM JOB, so excited!) I've been doing my new hire paper work, doing... Read More
0Jul 4, '11 by kcmylornI don't think it does the comprehensive physical is going to stop calling out. It all comes down to a sense of reponsibility and committment. If you know it's a holiday weekend and it's your turn to work- than work or switch with some one. Acute care nursing goes on 24/7. There are quite a few I have worked with that call out just because it's a holiday- has nothing to do with illness. Take note- who are the nurses calling out and the age group. I don't think alot of the call outs are from the 50 and over crowd. I know alot of 50 and over nurses who drag their sick behinds in work( and shouldn't be there but are)- myself included. It's a sense of commitment and responsibilty.
As far as the FMLA goes- Maybe that's the unit managers problem. The FMLA isn't that for only specific reasons and don't you have to have documentation of such. You could have a perfectly healthy employee- but they always seem to come up with some reason to call out. I have worked with one who called out so many times to attend a 'funeral'- by my count- this person should be orphaned by now. Her family must be dropping dead like flies. Or some ones lacing the drinking water( and she is under 50) I and 1-2 others have had to pickup the slack for her and her little black dress. It's called work ethic. There is a definate different work ethic in the age groups- sorry.