Is leaving before hurricane abandonment - page 2

Hello all, so I am located at the very end of south Florida near the keys! My question is simply this, I'm supposed to work weekend during this hurricane which some are saying could be deadly. I have... Read More

  1. by   CNAbutLPN2be2017
    It's called sarcasm
  2. by   vanilla bean
    Quote from CNAbutLPN2be2017
    It's called sarcasm
    What is? To whom are you replying? The quote function is your friend here.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    No, not patient abandonment, but job abandonment, which will likely cost you your position. It's up to you whether it's worth it to not go in.
  4. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from vanilla bean
    What is? To whom are you replying? The quote function is your friend here.
    She's responding to me. Pretty sure I'm not the only one who missed the sarcasm.
  5. by   helen09
    It can be a life or death situation, no job is worth it. They cannot "report" you to nowhere, it is NOT a patient abandonment if you are gave report to other nurse, and went home after the end of your shift.
  6. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from CNAbutLPN2be2017
    Everyone's situation is different and I'm not gonna sit on here and argue about that. They put out schedules out at the end of last month for this month. Had I known about a hurricane at the time the schedule was made, I would have requested off. Also, my job is very unorganized, and I dint have time for that! Especially if my child is involved
    Some places are evacuating if they're right near the coast. I guess yours isn't?

    Any chance you can take your little one to work with you? Lots of employers encourage workers to do that.
  7. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from CNAbutLPN2be2017
    My husband is a correctional officer so he Might have to stay until this thing is over as well. My closest relative lives in Atlanta but I'd have to drive up there and drop him off. I'm supposed to work tomorrow so I pretty much I have to make a decision now because I won't be driving bs k if I do
    You live in an area that has hurricanes, you've accepted a job with 24/7 staffing requirements, and your husband apparently has as well. So why haven't you discussed prior to this evening what the two of you will do to protect your child in this situation? It isn't as if Irma popped up last night. You knew you were scheduled to work; surely your husband must have known that he would also need to be at work. The time to be making this plan was back in June, but five days ago would have been better than tonight.

    I must be cranky after all those hours of hurricane prep in the past two days.
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from dishes
    This why all employers should have a disaster plan prepared well ahead of time. The employer is responsible for creating a list of employees who agree they can make it into work and the amount of time the employee would need to prepare to come to work.
    And all employees who accept jobs with hospitals, nursing homes and any other 24/7 facility should have their own disaster plan in place that they can execute well in advance of when they'll be needed at work. Honestly, this comes up before any "weather event." Snow storms, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions . . . even riots . . . and immediately after tornadoes and earthquakes. If you're going to take the job, have a plan. Most employers tell you right up front that you WILL be expected to work.
  9. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    You live in an area that has hurricanes, you've accepted a job with 24/7 staffing requirements, and your husband apparently has as well. So why haven't you discussed prior to this evening what the two of you will do to protect your child in this situation? It isn't as if Irma popped up last night. You knew you were scheduled to work; surely your husband must have known that he would also need to be at work. The time to be making this plan was back in June, but five days ago would have been better than tonight.

    I must be cranky after all those hours of hurricane prep in the past two days.
    Maybe cranky, but you're not wrong. When I lived in Florida, all the nurses knew that hurricane duty was a risk of their 24/7 job and that they needed to have a plan for pets, kids, etc. If OP didn't realize this (a new nurse?), then its unfortunate nobody told them sooner. Every place that I worked at had staff fill out paperwork about hurricane plans yearly.
  10. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from CNAbutLPN2be2017
    Everyone's situation is different and I'm not gonna sit on here and argue about that. They put out schedules out at the end of last month for this month. Had I known about a hurricane at the time the schedule was made, I would have requested off. Also, my job is very unorganized, and I dint have time for that! Especially if my child is involved
    Before Irma was even a named storm, we've been watching it develop. We've known for days that it was coming. Why haven't you already figured out that your child would need to be taken to a place of safety so you and your husband could work? Why haven't you already done so?
  11. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

    wait...what?!!!!
    Yeah, that one got me, too. Is it possible she's serious?
  12. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Maybe cranky, but you're not wrong. When I lived in Florida, all the nurses knew that hurricane duty was a risk of their 24/7 job and that they needed to have a plan for pets, kids, etc. If OP didn't realize this (a new nurse?), then its unfortunate nobody told them sooner. Every place that I worked at had staff fill out paperwork about hurricane plans yearly.
    It's entirely possible that they told the OP, she filled out paperwork about hurricane plans and even signed it but still didn't realize that SHE would actually be expected to work. After all, she has a child. There seems to be no shortage of nurses who believe that someone else should cover for them because they HAVE A CHILD. I ran into it in the northwest, the midwest and the northeast with snowstorms and other natural disasters. And holidays.
  13. by   NurseCard
    Geez...

    OP, the bottom line is, if your child's safety is at risk, do what you
    can to get your child to safety, even if it means missing work and
    possibly losing your job. You can get another job. May be
    difficult, but you can find another job.

    Whether you should have already made arrangements is irrelevant
    at this point. Just make sure your child is safe.

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