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Ok, I know what I did was not right and I am not here to get flamed about it but just asking for advice. Here is what happened. I work nights 7p-7a. It is really busy until about 2 am. There are some computers at the... Read More
- 0Sep 17, '10 by tewdlesok...from a management perspective I would say this...
If this is a rule, but abuse is rampant, then the employer likely does not "value" the rule highly...
So, they would likely use this infraction to fire you if they had other complaints, concerns, or questions about your capacity as a nurse. If, however, you are a valued employee they are likely not going to fire you because their investigation is going to show them that this very activity is occurring on shifts and days that you were not even in the building. Having said that, there are some management styles who would throw a good nurse under the bus for a non-clinical matter without some remediation process.
I have worked for an employment system which took Internet usage by staff VERY seriously. They literally had a ZERO tolerance attitude. I know of several people who were immediately fired for using their computers (on-line) for personal matters. Most of the time, if you work for an organization which feels this strongly about internet usage that fact is stressed in the orientation.
- 0Sep 17, '10 by JenniferSewsIf they pull up that computer, they will see all the internet sites and usage for that log in. Surely they will understand that you could not be responsible for surfing when you were not even physically in the building. OTOH if they are looking for reasons to get rid of anyone, they have a reason now. I'm sorry for the whole situation. I have no good advice for you, I'm sorry. I hope for the best outcome for you!
- 2Sep 17, '10 by kesrNext time NEVER, NEVER ever do anything under anyone else's log in and log yourself out when you walk away. EVERY TIME, no exceptions! Computer security (even without tracing surfing) is a huge issue in every institution, and in my experience, doctors and nurses are very careless about guarding their access. Think about if someone accessed a pt file under your name - HIPPA - so take this as a hard lesson learned. All of us need to learn from your difficult situation.