I work in staffing for an LTC facility. I am also working on pre-reqs to get into an RN program.
What is bothering me is the frequency of nurses calling in sick. Many of our nurses call in sick once a month (or even more often!).
If you are sick or have a family emergency, by all means you need a day off! If nurses call sick every month however, I am assuming that they are not actually sick. It is disheartening to me that I am trying to get into an industry that these nurses are so..burned out?...that they will just call sick.
Is it so stressful in LTC that nurses need a day off every month? Is it harder to be sick at work, especially if you are on your feet doing med pass, etc? Are these nurses working 2 jobs and would make more money at the other facility that particular day?
any thoughts on the subject? thank you!!