This drives me nuts!

  1. The policy at our hospital is you must work 2 summer & 2 winter holidays. Fine...no big deal.

    Well I work on the same floor as a friend of mine, but we work different shifts. The sign-up sheets for the summer holidays went up last week, so I signed up...for all 3 holidays by choice. I figured that I don't have any plans anyway, might as well get time & a half to work. Plus the holiday shifts are days during the week that I normally work anyway.

    Well the so-called friend ripped me a new one the other day because she wanted to know where did I get off signing for all 3 holidays. And I was not hired for a set schedule, that it's my choice what days during the week I work (we self-schedule). Excuse me, but who died and left her boss??? She's not our clinical leader, all though at this point I'm thinking she wishes she was.

    First of all, she works days and I work nights. We don't have as many people who work nights as opposed to days. And what I work has no effect on her...or so I thought. She's having a party 7/3 that I'm "supposed" to go to. I didn't go last year because I don't feel like going to a party with people I hardly know and watch them all get smashed out of the gourds. I'm sorry, but it's not my idea of fun. And you guessed it...I'm not going this year either.

    And what does it matter to her anyway what holidays I work??? I'm not married to her!

    Ugh! Ok...I feel better now.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    She's probably calling you a "so-called" friend for manipulating your schedule to avoid her party. She's angry because it's obvious to her what you're doing. Since you're only "so-called" friends, I guess honestly telling her you feel uncomfortable around drunks you don't know isn't necessary.

    But you're right. It's none of her business what you work.
  4. by   PerkyCardiacRN
    I should have said earlier that I signed up for the holidays before I realized she was having the party. I totally forgot that she even had one last year.
  5. by   Tweety
    Oh, now that's difference. So what was her problem anyway? She has enough business of her own to worry about, tell her to get out of yours. LOL

    Glad you feel better venting. That's whats fun about this board.
  6. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Just ask her, " Are you my mama, do you pay my bills, or am I married to you"? Great, then I don't need to check in with you regarding my schedule, so bite me! Okay, sorry having a bad day and living vicariously through your vent! Good luck.
  7. by   susanmary
    Let it go -- it's no big deal ... and really none of her business. Signing up for 3 winter holidays instead of the required 2 -- we'd be holding a party in your honor on my floor.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    She is your "friend" you say? Hmmm would not be MINE. OH and I would NOT worry. You did nothing wrong.

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