This sooooooooo reminds me of some people we have working on our unit. One of them, a secretary, spends all of her time surfing the internet, playing games online, talking to her boyfriend (who also happens to work there), and disappearing for what seems like hours at a time. It's like, if she sniffs work in the air, she bolts before we can sk her to do something and is gone until it's time to clock out! When you ask her to put in labs (which I usually do myself since it ends up being done faster and being done right), she will put in exactly half of them, causing you to have to search the computer to find out which ones aren't in there, and then put them in yourself. The other one is a CNA who seems to just absolutely hate her job. She moans and groans and complains ALMOST every time you see her, about a variety of different things. She also seems to disappear when you need her most, and last night, we were slammed. Our NICU had 16 babies, half of them VERY CRITICAL, and only 6 nurses. we got preemie twins in and still no extra staff. The Level II across the hall had 18 babies and TWO NURSES. We had asked her if she could get the beds ready when we found out we were getting the twins, and she did. Sort of. One of the beds was broken. She put out exactly half of the supplies for a new admit and said screw it to the rest of it. She put monitors by the beds but no cables. She was overheard, when someone asked her about the beds (she was on her way out the door to go home and the babies were being wheeled out of L&D), to say, 'I don't care...I'm not worried about it.' The other admit nurse looked at me and we ran to find our half-made up admit beds in total disarray and we had to run all over the damn place looking for UAC cables, etc. while the doctors were staring at us like we were idiots. Now, I am the queen of being over-prepared, and this just cooked my goat, you hear me? I am still irritated at that girl. What was she thinking? I mean, Jesus, I would usually do these things myself, but we were so busy, and she KNEW THAT, and isn't that what they are there for in the first place? And she's in nursing school! I worked as a CNA when I was in school and I busted my ass. That's a hard job- I KNOW that. But do they not know what is expected of them? And why is it, exactly, that so many people get away with stuff like this? (And god almighty, I'm not talking about only CNA's or techs, before you jump all over me. I am talking about lazy people in general, and these two girls specifically.) I just can't imagine taking a job and then slacking off like that. I could understand if it was once in a while, but it seems like every single shift. That's a little ridiculous. RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!