How many messages for per diem?

  1. I've worked per diem for about 3 months now, and so far it fits my schedule. I work about 3 8 hours shifts. However, in the past couple of weeks we have had a "bug" go around and a lot of call-ins, and a FT LPN quit. I will fill in when I can, but today (because I have caller ID), they called my house 8 times. They left 3 messages. Has anyone ever heard of this? Or are facilities this desperate?:uhoh21:
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   gonzo1
    yes, they are that desparate.
  4. by   cardiac.cure03
    EIGHT times? That's ridiculous.

    Or... Yeah, desparate. Our unit calls once, leaves a msg. If no one is found, we pull floats or "extras" from other areas... Or... if nothing else, we take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and take the extra workload.