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- Quote from Wet Noodlemaybe but no one wants to stir the pot. how does mandating work elsewhere? most people work 12.5 hours and when we are mandated we have to stay 4hours more . so 16.5. coming in at 630pm starting at 7 then being exhausted and staying until 1130am is brutal!!!!! so tired ! only to start the 8 am rush of meds and tests and new orders , breakfast and feeds and chaos. all i want is to go home and sleep!16.5 hours in a row? They might as well mandate that you not wash your hands in order to keep down the hand soap bill, as far as patient safety is concerned.Is there any way complaints could be filed anonymously, ideally by at least several people? It would be the ethical thing to do for all concerned.
- Quote from prmenrshahahahabahahaNever forget the corporate axiom:"Once, it's a favor, twice, it's your job!"
- i am sick of being mandated and talked to about attitudes and team work and other bs if i complain. anyone who mentions lack of staff, legalities or anything like that is half way out the door. i will keep on calling when i am in charge and we are short 2-4 nurses. just once i would like to see a manager work the floor! that never happens where i work. then management acts clueless that there is such high turnover and people jump ship right and left. suprise!
- Quote from rbekt2010It seems to me that another word for mandate is SLAVERY. Last I checked slavery is illegal.One consistent thing here...Management doesn't care. The won't hire to fill the holes. I hate the term "benchmarks say that x number of nurses are all the is necessary to do the job." But in actuality, there are never enough bodies to do the work. I feel so sorry for all the new grads on this site. They sound so eager and want a job, but can't find one. Those of us on the floor, at the bedside, or in the speciality units would love more help. But management won't over hire or even hire to fill the holes.
And for the new grads "hovering" around age 50. You may want to rethink your goals. 25 year olds are having a hard time doing 16 hr shifts, you think you can? Most of the time saying "no" to mandate is not an option. You will miss family get togethers, birthdays, sporting events, holidays, etc.etc. Not to mention the lifting, sore back, sore legs; and time off for taking care of your aging parents is not a valid excuse.
My department used to be very good at coming in extra. But not any more, no body will offer to come in. So mandating is the only way to cover the shifts. We are working with bare minimum staff. From what I am hearing, this is the same everywhere. Don't go into nursing because you love being around patients, and want to help people. You will spend over 1/2 your shift with charting either with the paper chart or computer entry. Meds take up another huge portion, mandatory meetings, dealing with crazy family members and baby-sitting the doctors/residents/interns take up the rest. Spending actual time with the patient is very limited.
- Sep 16, '12 by hey_suzQuote from mindlorSlavery also didn't pay very well, as I recall from history class.It seems to me that another word for mandate is SLAVERY. Last I checked slavery is illegal.
- Sep 16, '12 by Wet NoodleQuote from hey_suzSlavery has more to do with bondage than pay rate.Slavery also didn't pay very well, as I recall from history class.
How about indentured servitude?
- whatever Suz, call it false imprisonment if you wish.....its semantics.......
- Sep 16, '12 by CapeCodMermaidWere you carried off in a ship in chains against your will and subjected to inhumane treatment?It's hardly a matter of semantics.
- Slavery | Define Slavery at Dictionary.com
please pay close attention to definition 4
- World English Dictionary
slavery (ˈsleɪvərɪ) — n 1. the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune 2. the subjection of a person to another person, esp in being forced into work 3. the condition of being subject to some influence or habit 4. work done in harsh conditions for low pay