From the admin to me, this morning, about staffing. My magic words were, "We're always short."
We have 120 beds. 38 are mine. 20 of those people are totals. Hoyers. We are supposed to have 17 aides on days, 6 on my unit. Total today 15, 2 called off, 13. 4 on mine. One leaving early, another who works as "the early girl*."
Ooookay. We are, on occasion, staffed at less-than-ideal levels. Now is it not an elephant in the living room?
* I cringe when they are referred to as "the girls."