called in sick, nurse manager calling back (inappropriate tactics?) - page 6

My husband and I work together as RNs on the same unit (ICU) and we work the same schedule. No problems on that front so far between us, staff, or management. Neither of us has called in sick since... Read More

  1. by   Anna Flaxis
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    Not to derail, but I simply cannot fathom not having a home telephone. I guess if you really cannot afford it, try this: get the $10 track phone and use that for the home phone. Only provide that number to your work place, and then don't answer it, lol. Let them leave a message and return the call at your convenience. I truly do not believe text messages are acceptable for professional communications. Disclaimer: I don't send text messages to anyone anyway, and I suppose that is another thread.
    Tell that to my hospital, which uses a hospitalist text-paging system. It actually works quite well.
  2. by   JerseyBSN
    Nurses get sick and when they do they should stay home and not subject the patients and their co-workers to their illness. Whether they are contagious or not, if you're too sick to work, you stay home, period. It then becomes the employers problem to find coverage. If that means the NM works then oh well.....
  3. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Quote from GrnTea
    Tell 'em you're not speaking to each other. Bet they don't offer you counseling from the EAP
    This is wonderful advice !! Hahaha