emergency at home.......... - page 2

briefly I have an emergency at home today... there is trouble with the plumbing in my apartment and there is a HUGE flood...... I noticed it at 5am when I woke up to get ready for work, started... Read More

  1. by   ma kettle
    Wendy,

    What would they have do if , GOD forbid, you were in an accident or a relative became severly ill. They will get over it. If they don't look for another job. There enough places looking for GOOD RN. But I think part of your problem is, you care and they know that. They are making sure that you know your place.
    I have had jobs like that, I had to learn that they too will live. And they too have emergencies.
    Sandy
  2. by   ComicRN
    Just reading all of this makes me want to run down to my basement and make sure that everything is off the floor or in plastic storage bins. Not that I've done anything about it.......but I have this terrible fear of everything getting ruined in a flood in my basement (like my autograph book from 5th grade, and my pre-pregnancy clothes from 24 years ago, and the report that I wrote in 9th grade and got an "A" on).

    Guess I'll go buy some plastic bins and a few face masks and give it hell this weekend!!!

    Good luck Wendee!
  3. by   l-andre
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci

    This will blow over, your luxuary apartment in the sky will be fixed, and the nurses with children will always get pref. treatment. I will pray several minutes for your speedy hassle-free life :-(
    Was this supposed to be supportive???????????????????
    Or is your your life really that bad...
  4. by   TracyB,RN
    OMG, Wendy, that totally bites. Anyway, I have had similar stuff happen to me & have gotten the same attitude.
    They will get over it.
    I have to say, that when I first started reading about your plight, I had to wonder to myself if this was one of those "creative call offs" that were discussed awhile back, but quickly realized it wasn't. I hope the clean up goes well for you.

    PS. Mario, I am a mom & have never gotten special treatment at work b/c of being a mom.
  5. by   night owl
    Wendy,
    I feel for you because I've been there. When I had my own apartment before I was married, I remember having a brick design, brick colored linoleum in my kitchen prior to going to bed. When I awoke the next morning, my kitchen was 2'' deep in water and the linoleum was white! The water had flowed into my living room and the rug was soaked. What had happened was the upstairs neighbor's two y/o had flushed one of her disposable diapers down the toilet and it was stuck in the pipe so that when she flushed her toilet, both of our toilets overflowed. What a mess! The plumber tried to "snake" it out and thank God that worked b/c then they would have had to start knocking down the walls to get to the pipe. So I feel for you and your dilemma. And I would have told them..."Sh!t happens" and there's nothing that you can do except wait for the plumber and have it fixed. Emergencies happen at any time whether it be 4 hours or 5 minutes prior to your shift and I'm sure you would have wanted to go to work instead of dealing with your problem. I'm beginning to think that you have to be a "LAME BRAIN" to be in management.
    Listen to this one...At my facility, if your car breaks down in any way either while driving to work, or if your car doesn't start when you get in it to go to work, they only grant you 2 hours of emergency leave. If you can't have it fixed within two hours and be at work by then, then the other six hours they use your sick leave...LAME BRAIN. I work the night shift so who is going to fix my transmission in two hours for me at midnight? The car would only go backwards. I guess they expected me to drive for one hour in reverse. WHAT EVERRRRR! The staties would have a real field day with me on route 80!!!
  6. by   micro
    wendee,

    you must have been in a fog.......to walk right past brad pitt.............and behind closed doors........
    heheheheheheheheheheheehehehehhe


    and not trying to start a flame war here, but on the issue of callins........it does seem that some people can call in with sick child, sick child, ??????, fill in the blanks.........

    and then those of us that work all the time......and don't have children, etc. well, come in anyway.........
    micro doesn't call in(well never say never, but if I don't use some earned time off.......soon.....will lose it)

    wendy.......sweet author of this thread.........micro is going to quit posting at # 999. this gives me a few more to go.....

    glad to hear all better and drier...........let's do coffee
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Someone else mentioned that it was because they know you care. They think they can persuade you to come in anyways.

    If a mother is home with a sick child, what are her options? And why wouldn't she call in? Some people call in for "mental health days". I can't afford those. I waste my call ins, vacation time, and sick time on boring stuff like sickness and family emergencies.

    Not that it matters. When I call in I don't tell them why - because it's not their business. Unless I will require a physician's note to return I do not need to give a reason.

    I hope you were firm with them Wendy, and I hope all is well (and dry) with your home. I don't recall you saying what the source of the water was? I hope it wasn't "yucky" water.

    Heather
  8. by   hapeewendy
    micro, if you stop posting ever I'm gonna hafta pummle you! in a friendly nice way of course
    the water came from the broken pipe of my upstairs neighbours, no toilet water, it was the hookup from the sink apparently
    same thing that happened last year, when we had our electrical fire , the lil kiddie upstairs let the tub run and run and run after her parents were in bed and whammo, water damage to my apartment
    everything is covered cuz it wasnt our fault
    but still a royal Pain in the a double s

    tracy, I can understand your doubts, but if I'm gonna make excuses, its gonna be far more creative then "oh my bathroom is flooded" its gonna be more like "brad pitt dumped jenifer aniston and came and swept me off my feet
    etc etc
    sandy and heather you guys are right in the sense that I care and was upset that I couldnt get in because I didnt wanna leave them stranded
    but they all seemed cool to me today, asking what happened etc so I guess its not so bad afterall

    dry = good
    have a happy weekend all
    cheers!
  9. by   LauraRN0501
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I waste my call ins, vacation time, and sick time on boring stuff like sickness and family emergencies
    Heather, I'm right there with you! I never have a vacation because all my time is used by staying home with a sick kid, especially now that my son has IBS. It sucks. But, what am I to do? Other people I work with talk about their vacations and where they are going, some even take more than two weeks!!! It's great and I look forward to the day I can do it. I figure I've got about 8 more years.:chuckle

    Laura
  10. by   TracyB,RN
    Hey Wendy I certainly didn't mean to imply that I didn't believe you. When I first started reading your post, I flashed back to the thread a few weeks back about creative call-offs. Your bad day just reminded me of that thread is all I meant

    I hope all is dry at your house & that work wasn't being too pi**y with you.
  11. by   wildhoney
    Originally posted by LauraRN0501


    Heather, I'm right there with you! I never have a vacation because all my time is used by staying home with a sick kid, especially now that my son has IBS. It sucks. But, what am I to do? Other people I work with talk about their vacations and where they are going, some even take more than two weeks!!! It's great and I look forward to the day I can do it. I figure I've got about 8 more years.:chuckle

    Laura

    Ditto to you and Heather.

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