When do you call in? - page 3

If you know you're going to call in for the next day's shift, when do you do it? Today for tomorrow's 7A-7P, tonight, or sometime like 3AM tomorrow? I know you NEED to call by 5AM, I'm just asking... Read More

  1. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    There are some employers that expect their sick employees to find their own replacements.
    i work in child care right now and we are expected to atleast try. if we cant though it is not the end of the world.
  2. by   GooeyRN
    I would call ASAP. The earlier you call, the more time there is to find someone to replace you, and less likely there will be short staffing that shift.
  3. by   BrnEyedGirl
    We are required to call in 3hrs before the start of our shift,..

    a bit off topic but I hate to work w/a sick nurse!! Pt's hate having an obviously sick nurse,...next thing you know the whole unit is sick,.....

    You would think that working in the healthcare industry our employers would be a bit more understanding,.there are posters all over our hospital (public areas) reminding people to wash their hands, if they have a cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever STAY HOME,...unless you are a nurse of course,...

    True story,..I kid you not,..in Jan. of last year (2006) I called in sick on Monday night (7p-7a) (cough, fever, congestion etc), called in on Tuesday morning still sick and got the whole "you know this leaves your co workers in a bind" speech (yes I know), tuesday afternoon one of my co workers called me at home, so and so called in tonight husband in a bad car accident, that just leaves 2 of us on the unit, can't I please come in,.spent the day high on NyQuil went to work feeling like crap,..everyone whinned about my sneezing and coughing,..went home a couple of hours early,.

    more NyQuil woke up a bit better (so and so still w/injured hubby) I go to work wednesday night,.start feeling like crap,..charge nurse finally made me check my temp ,..102 (I'm way too old to run a temp of 102 BTW) so I leave sick half way through my shift (which was acctually covered by a travler), ended up having to go to a DOCTOR and take some antibiotics aarrggghhhh

    okay our "rule" is that if you call in on consecutive days it is counted as one absence,..be it 1 day or 5,..my NM considered this as one absence as it was still the same illness,..no big deal

    I was called into her office about 3 weeks ago (almost a year later) and told that HR had been "reviewing the files" and that since I came back to work tuesday night this needed to be counted as two absences!!! (she even showed me the email from HR)!!!

    Maybe I'm being a bit over sensitive but it really ticked me off,..left a note for HR,..next time I'm sick I'm staying home till I'm sure I'm completely recovered, rested up and feeling my cheery old self again and don't you Dare call and ask me to come in!!!
    Done venting,....thanks to all who stayed long enough to read this looonnggg post!!:angryfire
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from RN-Cardiac
    We are required to call in 3hrs before the start of our shift,..

    a bit off topic but I hate to work w/a sick nurse!! Pt's hate having an obviously sick nurse,...next thing you know the whole unit is sick,.....

    You would think that working in the healthcare industry our employers would be a bit more understanding,.there are posters all over our hospital (public areas) reminding people to wash their hands, if they have a cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever STAY HOME,...unless you are a nurse of course,...

    True story,..I kid you not,..in Jan. of last year (2006) I called in sick on Monday night (7p-7a) (cough, fever, congestion etc), called in on Tuesday morning still sick and got the whole "you know this leaves your co workers in a bind" speech (yes I know), tuesday afternoon one of my co workers called me at home, so and so called in tonight husband in a bad car accident, that just leaves 2 of us on the unit, can't I please come in,.spent the day high on NyQuil went to work feeling like crap,..everyone whinned about my sneezing and coughing,..went home a couple of hours early,.

    more NyQuil woke up a bit better (so and so still w/injured hubby) I go to work wednesday night,.start feeling like crap,..charge nurse finally made me check my temp ,..102 (I'm way too old to run a temp of 102 BTW) so I leave sick half way through my shift (which was acctually covered by a travler), ended up having to go to a DOCTOR and take some antibiotics aarrggghhhh

    okay our "rule" is that if you call in on consecutive days it is counted as one absence,..be it 1 day or 5,..my NM considered this as one absence as it was still the same illness,..no big deal

    I was called into her office about 3 weeks ago (almost a year later) and told that HR had been "reviewing the files" and that since I came back to work tuesday night this needed to be counted as two absences!!! (she even showed me the email from HR)!!!

    Maybe I'm being a bit over sensitive but it really ticked me off,..left a note for HR,..next time I'm sick I'm staying home till I'm sure I'm completely recovered, rested up and feeling my cheery old self again and don't you Dare call and ask me to come in!!!
    Done venting,....thanks to all who stayed long enough to read this looonnggg post!!:angryfire
    Wow! That's really shady, only giving you incentives to say NO! next time!
  5. by   gitterbug
    4 hours here. No sooner or they try to have you call back and see if you feel better and can work. LOL!

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