I do my one week of on call per month which is required. However, every Friday I'm asked and put on a guilt trip to work Sat. also. I have worked every Sat. for over a month, then did my week/weekend of on-call this past week and they still asked me to work this Sat. AGAIN and I said NO.
To me it's a management problem, but they always make it the nurses problem. It's not my fault they excepted 5 admits on Sat., refuse to move them, then want the nurse on-call to do it, but know they can't. That's when they start the heavy guilt trip...."you won't help out (so and so) boy wait until YOU are on call"..... Also, they cop a nasty attitude & tone in their voice if you say no.
Any suggestions? I don't want to work every weekend. Also we've had two nurses put in their 2 week notice, so things aren't going to get any better, but possibly worse.