My boss just stunned me - page 2

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There's a stomach bug going around the office. People have been out with it. I went in with it. I was told to go home, we don't want it and we don't want our patients to get it. I have been told to wear a mask, to wash my... Read More


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    That's great! Not that you're sick, but that your boss sent you home! That's how it SHOULD be, IMHO. Not just in nursing, but in all jobs. So many times it seems that people are expected to just come in to work unless they are missing a limb...
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    i worked one place that was as you described. i worked briefly at another private psych facility that said to give at least one half shift's notice (if possible) of your "malady." i woke up one morning just as it was getting light, and just barely made it to the john to throw up. then the other end had it's wicked revenge. i called in and they said they'd take me off the schedule (7pm-7am.)

    beginning about 8am, the don called and let the phone ring and ring and ring, ever half hour on the half hour. if i'd answer it, she'd accuse me of just wanting time off and order me to come in. now! no way could i have come in. finally, i just unplugged my phone. i gave my notice when i went back.

    on another job, a doctor from the hospital came and examined me and concluded that i did indeed have pneumonia as the er doc had diagnosed. gee, whatta shock!

    i'm glad you're dealing with actual human beings this time. feel better fast!
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    Sounds like my place, but we are more likely to be mandated for a 16 hr stretch, then sent home early if we are sick! I call in if I'm sick, I don't beg for them to let me go home, they'll just say they don't have anyone to replace you.
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    I called out sick one time and got told to bring back a doctor's note. Fine. I went to the doctor and paid for it with money I did not have. The doctor gave me two more days off than what I thought I needed. It was nice to do this to the employer even though I had to pay for it. I've got something too. Feel better Sue.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    There's a stomach bug going around the office. People have been out with it. I went in with it. I was told to go home, we don't want it and we don't want our patients to get it.

    I have been told to wear a mask, to wash my hands, but NEVER has a boss in nursing been human enough to send me home!

    I love my job.

    Oh please.

    Don't they have rectal tubes in your workplace? Insert one and keep going.
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    i worked one place that was as you described. i worked briefly at another private psych facility that said to give at least one half shift's notice (if possible) of your "malady." i woke up one morning just as it was getting light, and just barely made it to the john to throw up. then the other end had it's wicked revenge. i called in and they said they'd take me off the schedule (7pm-7am.)

    beginning about 8am, the don called and let the phone ring and ring and ring, ever half hour on the half hour. if i'd answer it, she'd accuse me of just wanting time off and order me to come in. now! no way could i have come in. finally, i just unplugged my phone. i gave my notice when i went back.

    on another job, a doctor from the hospital came and examined me and concluded that i did indeed have pneumonia as the er doc had diagnosed. gee, whatta shock!

    i'm glad you're dealing with actual human beings this time. feel better fast!

    good lord almighty. sheesh.

    in defense of employers though, all it takes is a few bad apples calling in "sickimeanihavesomethingbettertodo" to ruin it for those of us that only call in if we can't walk across the floor without passing out (that's my personal sick-o'meter barometer).

    i once had a cna call in "snowed-in." i told her no worries i would come pick her up in my 4x4 pick-up truck, and take her home when the shift was done. she showed an hour later.
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    Quote from Guttercat
    Good Lord Almighty. Sheesh.

    In defense of employers though, all it takes is a few bad apples calling in "sickImeanIhavesomethingbettertodo" to ruin it for those of us that only call in if we can't walk across the floor without passing out (that's my personal sick-O'meter barometer).
    I understand that but it does not excuse the no mercy, no exceptions mentality so prevalent in nursing. Sent home and then written up because you called off within the prior three months? Total bull manure.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I understand that but it does not excuse the no mercy, no exceptions mentality so prevalent in nursing. Sent home and then written up because you called off within the prior three months? Total bull manure.

    Agreed!
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    Hey Sue:

    Please stop sneezing southward down I-95, keep your germs in NY.
    Did you send that bug to MY office... have had 1 staffer go home early daily this week due to GI bug....
    along with one Pregnancy related kidney or gallbladder stone --she gets ultrasound results tomorrow.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Hey Sue:

    Please stop sneezing southward down I-95, keep your germs in NY.
    You missed the memo! I moved to Texas!
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