- 0Feb 12 by nynursey_Does your hospital have a weather policy? If so, is it lenient? Do you ever feel like you have really sacrificed your safety to make it into work out of guilt?
- 3Feb 12 by Been there,done thatNurses are considered "essential personnel".
That means you will report to work despite inclement weather. You have a choice of calling in "sick".. or being honest and say the conditions prevent you from getting to work safely. I've had managers and emergency workers offer to pick me up and drive me in.
They , of course, weren't concerned about driving me home.
My advice is, save your call off time for this type of situation.
- 0Feb 12 by Here.I.StandA few weeks back I was definitely white-knuckling it. I don't know that I was risking my life b/c nobody was going much over 40 mph and I was of course restrained. I did feel like I was risking my car though. I'm not sure if we have a policy or not, but I figure since we're essential, I should go to work.
- 5Feb 12 by Been there,done thatQuote from CuddleswithpuddlesRather than a snarky reply gloating over your ideal weather conditions..I live in Southern California.
I do not know of this... inclement... weather you speak of.
Is that when water comes down from the sky and makes things wet?
the OP would appreciate a well thought out reply as to her REAL concern about safe travel to fulfill work and patient care obligations.
- 1Feb 12 by nynursey_Interesting points. I ask because tomorrow's forecast is predicted about 14" of snow. And I reside about 90 minutes door-to-door from my hospital. I also drive a 4-door sedan.
And my hospital has made it abundantly clear that weather is NOT an acceptable call-out excuse.