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What is with these nurses who clock out and then "hang around the unit for an extra hour?:angryfire Do they think they are helping by hanging around and talking to me? I don't have time to talk. I... Read More

  1. by   AmyB
    On a totally unrelated note, maybe the individual is just padding his/her check. We have employees who clock in waaaaaaaaaay before they get busy and tend to hang around afterwards for no real reason at all.

    The bad family situation may also be the case, but this was the first thing that popped into my head.
  2. by   meownsmile
    I think some people are just very very lonely. Doesnt matter if they have family at home or not. If there is no communication at home, maybe the kids are grown and gone, maybe the kids fightin with a hubby that doesnt acknowledge they are even there would keep someone hangin around just for the "adult" communication.
    Me,? They dont have to say a thing, my coverage hits the floor im outta there.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from meownsmile
    I think some people are just very very lonely. Doesnt matter if they have family at home or not. If there is no communication at home, maybe the kids are grown and gone, maybe the kids fightin with a hubby that doesnt acknowledge they are even there would keep someone hangin around just for the "adult" communication.
    Me,? They dont have to say a thing, my coverage hits the floor im outta there.

    I agree with this.
  4. by   Bird2
    I've worked with many nurses who hang around to "milk the clock". Think about it an hour or two a day overtime starts to add up on the pay check
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    nurses who clock out and hang around, are NOT "milking the clock"....how can they be?
  6. by   Bird2
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    nurses who clock out and hang around, are NOT "milking the clock"....how can they be?
    So sorry but I miss read the OP. I certainly did not intend to upset you. Have a great night.
  7. by   StNeotser
    I must say I find this pretty inconvenient. I think the day shift think that because I am night shift I have absolutely nothing to do and they hog all the charts for a couple of hours. The people that do this to me are normally hanging back to chart, but they also seem to spend twice as long as they need to because they are socializing and eating at the same time. I've politely asked if there is anything they want to hand over to me to do and they always refuse the offer.

    Not to mention they take up the few seats at the nurses station, and no, I really don't need to sit down the first couple of hours I'm there but it is very annoying that they're taking up space.

    Those that do it as far as I know don't have any safety concerns about going home but it's something I didn't think about.
  8. by   Haunted
    At one facility I work at thru registry we have a nurse who comes in EARLY before she even clocks in, gets her assignment and then starts reviewing the charts and writing up the day shift nurse (who isn't done with her shift yet HELLO) with incident reports and complaints.

    Then, as you are trying to dot your "i's" cross your "t's", hang new fluids, quick clean sweep of patients, she follows you around asking questions about unrelated patient issues. GET OUT OF MY GRILL ALREADY!!!!

    We all just shudder when this hitwoman shows up.
  9. by   Mulan
    Maybe they are so anal retentive they want to make sure you don't find anything wrong when you make rounds, so that if you do they can correct it themselves instead of maybe getting written up for it.

    Maybe they have found that as soon as they leave (or get home) they remember something important they forgot to chart or the beeper that is still in their pocket, or whatever, and are trying to stay long enough so that they will remember it before leaving.
  10. by   redwinggirlie
    How about the nurse who charts for an hour an a half AFTER the shift is done..... I work the shift she works, I don't see how that happens. Like most of you, I want to go home.
    For the original post: Just get busy and say goodnight...
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I could see how that can happen if you spend your shift chasing confused people wearing nothing but glasses and a great big grin down the hall.

    A nurse i used to work with, it was typical for her to still be at work, charting 4 HOURS after her shift was up.

    Have no idea if she's still employed, but i'd be surprised if the supervisor hadn't appraoch her about the15-20 hours overtime.
  12. by   Bipley
    VeryPlainJane... I have to tell you, I love your sig!

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled program....

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