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- May 8, '12 by NDXUFanIf you let them call you all of the time, you will go crazy.
- May 8, '12 by NDXUFanI was so happy when caller ID came out.
- May 8, '12 by RFarleyRNI am sympathetic, but I also know how hard it is to be a supervisor, and have to try to get someone to work......Many times having to go in myself and work way too many hours. I am so glad to not be at the top ANYMORE. It is an unpopular place to be!
- May 8, '12 by mikeicurnOur supervisors come over to the unit when they have to make their calls. She is busy as it is, and when she has to sit there for an hour or more calling everybody under the sun trying to cover shifts it is a pain. It's painful to watch them have to go through that. So I always answer my calls if I am awake (I turn my ringer off when I am asleep). I just tell them no if I don't want to work.
I don't do the texting thing. I guess I am old fashioned. That seems unprofessional to me. Also, if you don't want to be bothered, give them a landline, then if you go out on your day off, you won't be home to deal with the call.
I see people who refuse to turn off their phones at work. I will see them texting and taking calls at 2, 3 or 4 in the morning. Their phone never leaves their side. They would never leave the house without it. And yet, when work calls it always goes to voicemail. I think that's a pretty big tip off you are screening your calls. When you make it clear to everyone at work that you cannot be "out of touch" with your friends for your shift at work, they probably think that means you are always available to be reached at all hours of the day and night.
- May 8, '12 by PghRN30I have not read all post, so I am sorry if anyone has hit on this, but the way I look at it, and have advised others to look at it (INCLUDING pts I have had that were going crazy with family calling thier cell phone) is this.
I have a cell phone for MY convinence. No one else's. It is is so *I* can make/return calls when *I* want. So I can be available to take calls when *I* want. Period, end of story. No guilt. It is your convineince, not to be a leash for work or anyone else to always be able to get ahold of you (now kids with cell phones is a little different)
If my son is somewhere and may need to call me, I have it on loud. If I am expecting a call I have it on loud. Otherwise, who knows what it is set on. May have it on silent or even airplane mode all day. If i only had a land line like i did when I was first on my own, I wouldn't have a phone on me when I went out, when I was at the store, out to dinner, at my parents. I would get a message when I got home, and return it if it wasn't too late to. Why not treat a cell phone the same. Yes do not be rude, do return a call, but you do not have to always be available to answer just because it is on you.
- May 8, '12 by DizzyLizzyNurseWhen working nights full time and going to school full time, my phone was always set on mute. Now, unless I'm specifically waiting for a call, it's still on mute. At my old job I had a piece of paper written in LARGE CAPITAL LETTERS do not call between *this time* and *this time*. I reported the supervisor who continued to call me at those times to HR and it wasn't a problem afterwards.
I pick up time if I feel like it and when I feel like it. I owe my job my 40 hours a week AND THAT IS ALL.
- May 8, '12 by turnforthenurseRNI just ignore the message unless I want to come in and work.
- May 8, '12 by yuzzamatuzzI only have a cell phone so that's where I get all my calls. If I see that it's work calling I let them leave a voicemail. If I want to go in then I call back. Sometimes my NM catches me off guard while I'm at work and asks me about doing overtime the next day...I do overtime fairly frequently so I don't feel bad saying no when I don't want to do it. I don't make excuses, if I'm too tired and need a day off then I tell her that (we're all human and need to rest sometimes). Regardless, it's hard to not feel bad saying no to overtime when you know your co-workers are going to have an awful day. But you do need to take care of yourself too, otherwise you will get burnt out.
- May 8, '12 by MerlynI had to turn my phone off, because I work for this on one agency where this one idiot would call every day at 6am. She would say that she had this job today and that job today and when I would go to this or that place. They didn't need anyone that day. I got in the habit of calling the jobs. About 60% of the time they did not need anybody. After a year I had enough. I told her to put her job up the seventh planet for the Sun. I went with another agency and there was peace in my house again.
- May 8, '12 by Bortaz, RNQuote from Hygiene QueenTruer words were never spoken.The lure of extra money doesn't work with me.My free time is sheer gold!