the reason i ask this, is because i feel like that's all i ever do. at the job where i supervise, it is our job (the staff would never dream of doing it, and it's just something that's expected of mgmt). however, at my staff job, it's our responsibility as well, (the staff, that is) unless it's a week-day, and our unit nurse manager is in. weekend and nights have a house sup (like my other job), but somehow they are too busy to do it (again, something that is expected of staff at that place).
excuse my venting, but i worked one night at each place this w/e, and the # of call in's were unbelievable (weekend and a holiday, no less). i'm just so tired of being laughed at and waking people (and their children, parents, and s.o.'s) up. i mean, really, who wants to cover a sick call on a holiday weekend? not to mention, having to deal with the looks whrn the staff walks in and has to work short.
boy, am i learning a valuable lesson, being on both sides of the fence