Is it ok for your work to call you after you called in sick? - page 6

I called in sick last night at 2:25pm for my 7p-7a shift last night. Now, I just checked my cell phone and there's a message from the shift supervisor saying it's imperative that I call her back. She... Read More

  1. by   LatanyaMay2006
    I called in once last year because my mothers sister passed away and I did not feel emotionally ready to go back to work after the funeral, also wanted to keep an eye on my mom because she had recently lost her mother also. I called in, giving the staffing officer plenty of time to find someone to fill my spot. Instead of a "oh I'm so sorry for your loss", I got "are you sure you did not just wake up and not want to come to work?"

    If he even dare act in the same manner towards me again, I will not hesitate to report him! Talk about no
    compassion...
  2. by   LatanyaMay2006
    I called in once last year because my mothers sister passed away and I did not feel emotionally ready to go back to work after the funeral, also wanted to keep an eye on my mom because she had recently lost her mother also. I called in, giving the staffing officer plenty of time to find someone to fill my spot. Instead of a "oh I'm so sorry for your loss", I got "are you sure you did not just wake up and not want to come to work?"

    If he even dare act in the same manner towards me again, I will not hesitate to report him! Talk about no
    compassion...
  3. by   DirtyBlackSocks
    Don't over worry the situation until you know what's going on. Seems like a lot of fuss over a phone call, see what happens Tuesday.
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    UPDATE!!

    I found out from another nursing supervisor that she wanted me to come in at 11pm instead of calling off for the whole 12 hr shift. The nursing supervisor who told me this told the one who called me that it was inappropriate for her to call me after I already called in sick. Not in trouble. So while I may have over reacted, my feelings about being bothered were justified by another supervisor.
  5. by   ghillbert
    This thread makes me feel very lucky - I've been off work for 3 months so far to care for my terminally ill mother in another country. I check in with my boss and say I feel bad being off so long, and he just says "Take care of your family and don't worry about work". Such a relief.
  6. by   AngelfireRN
    Grrrrr. This thread makes me so ill. Reminded me, though, of a LTC facility that I worked PRN for twice upon a time. First time I left, the sup threatened me with harm on my way home. Went back after the facility was bought out by another company and she was fired.

    I was not on the schedule, they just called if they needed me. So, you can imagine my surprise when, one morning as DH and I are getting ready to attend the funeral of one of his family (who crumped suddenly of an SA hemmorhage) I get a call from the LTC wanting to know where I was. I explained that I was not scheduled to work. The rest of the convo went like this:

    "Yes, you are. Sally talked to you. You agreed to come in today for Julie."

    "Um, no, Sally has not called, I have not spoken to her, there are no messages or missed calls on the phone, and I think I'd know if I HAD talked to her and said I'd come in. I'm on my way to a funeral."

    "Yes, you DID agree. You talked to Sally."

    "No, I didn't. I haven't spoken to anyone there about working today."

    "So, you're refusing to come in, is that it?"

    By this time, I'm steamed.

    "No, I'm not refusing to do anything. I never agreed to come in in the first place. I can't refuse to do something I never said I'd do to start with."

    She slammed down the phone.

    Couple days later, when I WAS asked to work, and DID agree, I went in, and found out that in fact there was someone else that had agreed to work, and the caller had mixed she and I up. The other nurse was running late, hence the phone call to who (she thought) was supposed to be there.

    I ran into the caller, who kind of back-handedly said, "Hey, sorry about the other day. I was ready to go home, and I thought you were supposed to be here"

    I wasn't having any of it, and replied, "Yeah, well you should be sorry."

    Sorry, but staffing issues in the face of illness, death, or not even being scheduled and refusing to drop your plans to save their butt is no excuse for acting the northbound end of a southbound donkey.
  7. by   Altra
    Quote from nurse-lou
    UPDATE!!

    I found out from another nursing supervisor that she wanted me to come in at 11pm instead of calling off for the whole 12 hr shift. The nursing supervisor who told me this told the one who called me that it was inappropriate for her to call me after I already called in sick. Not in trouble. So while I may have over reacted, my feelings about being bothered were justified by another supervisor.
    So ... you still have not had any resolution with this by following up with the person who called you.

    You sound very unhappy in this job. Most of us have been there at some point. Hope that it gets better.
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, no I haven't seen the person who called me because she was off on the day that I worked my 12 hr shift(Wednesday). I imagine I'll see her tomorrow when I work my 7p-7a shift and will ask her then. I basically found out what I wanted to know, which was WHY she called.

    Yes, I am very unhappy at my job. All of us who work here are. It's been so bad that the Dept of Health paid the facility a visit Wed/Thurs because of the staffing issues. Apparently someone gave them a ringy ding(wasn't me). I'm guessing the disgruntled OB staff.
  9. by   caliotter3
    A ringy ding, ehh! That's what they call that bug in the ear in your neck of the woods, ehh!
  10. by   Cthulhu
    All the employers I had respected my time off when I was sick, they did not call me up asking me to come in.

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