Get to Work On Time. - page 2

I'm really getting crabby about this issue. I work part-time now in LTC, and out of the last 7 shifts I've worked (I work nites) my replacement has been on time twice! Again this morning one of... Read More

  1. by   blueberrybon
    Suesquatch: That is dedication with a capitol "D".

    I hope you got to take advantage of a jacuzzi! Impressed...

    Blue
  2. by   banditrn
    Sue - a 'sowstorm'?!!! Good grief that sounds awful!!
  3. by   Mulan
    and sometimes being late is a form of passive aggressive behavior, the one who is late is controlling the situation
  4. by   blueberrybon
    Quote from banditrn
    Sue - a 'sowstorm'?!!! Good grief that sounds awful!!
    I was thinking the same thing! How much damage was there from all the falling pigs?

    Blue
    Last edit by blueberrybon on Mar 18, '07 : Reason: wrong animal
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from blueberrybon
    I was thinking the same thing! How much damage was there from all the falling pigs?

    Blue
    *snort*

    I thought of editing it as soojn as I saw it but figured it would be more fun to leave it.

    I live and work in a very rural area where we really don't HAVE back-up. If I call in someone is mandated and screwed, and I'm not willing to do that except in a true emergency. I *knew* the strom was coming and that driving conditions would be wretched so, for me, it was simple. Not an emergency - I knew in advance conditions would be awful - and, therefore, it was not permissible to call in.

    Now, I could have slept at the facility but I really wanted a TV and private bath with no sundowners disturbing me and the dizzy night charge nurse deciding she had another nurse on duty because I was sleeping in the PT room.

    I also changed careers late in life and I take nursing very seriously. If we want to change our image - although the only ones who seem to have a problem with our image are nurses, everyone else is awed that I'm a nurse - we have to behave as dedicated professionals.

    I've had enough white-knuckle commutes for this winter.

    (Oh, and I managed to be 5 minutes late. I told my husband to call me and I so rarely use my cell phone that I didn't recognize the ring tone as my phone and kept wondering why the snooze alarm wouldn't go off when I smacked it.)

  6. by   blueberrybon
    Quote from Suesquatch
    *snort*

    I thought of editing it as soojn as I saw it but figured it would be more fun to leave it.

    And how right you were...

    Blue
  7. by   ceecel.dee
    Chronic lateness, as it always has been, is passive aggressiveness. They think "I am more important, or at least more busy, than all of you".
    Get over yourselves!
  8. by   DEB52
    STARTING THIS YEAR OUR HOSPITAL HAS A POLICY THAT YOU ARE LATE AT 1 MINUTE AFTER. THEY ALSO STATED WHAT THE RESULTS WERE IF YOU WERE LATE A NUMBER OF TIMES .THIS IS A HOSPITAL WIDE POLICY AND STATE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE IT. Hurray!!!!
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from DEB51
    STARTING THIS YEAR OUR HOSPITAL HAS A POLICY THAT YOU ARE LATE AT 1 MINUTE AFTER. THEY ALSO STATED WHAT THE RESULTS WERE IF YOU WERE LATE A NUMBER OF TIMES .THIS IS A HOSPITAL WIDE POLICY AND STATE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE IT. Hurray!!!!
    That's a bit extreme. They should allow a little leeway more than a minute. But the trick is to enforce late policies.
  10. by   bigjay
    Do you put in for OT when your co-workers are late? That would get your supervisor's attention and probably get action on the problem.
  11. by   rose1135
    My hospital policy also states that if you are one minute late, you are late. There is a point system and if you get so many points you are terminated. End of story..
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    All the clocks in our hospital have different times on them - some are off by 5 to 10 minutes. About once a month I call "time" on the phone (POPCORN) and fix the clock at the nurse's station.

    So, when pm's thought we were late - we weren't.

    steph
  13. by   janetjanetbobanet
    Quote from arpeggiated
    On the opposite side though, don't show up 45 minutes early and then tisk at me for doing my work instead of giving you report. My shift isn't over until 7, and I work my butt off until the clock clicks over. You don't even know what patients you're going to have yet! The charge nurse isn't even here to give assignments.
    Used to have one that did that one place I worked. She came in early, parked herself at the desk and pointedly said "I'm not on duty yet." if the phone would ring. Think she was there to spy on night shift.

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