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  • Jun 30

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Unlike those two substances, birth control is legal on both state and federal levels AND is a prescribed medication. I can just imagine the outrage if an employer refused to hire those who used it under a physicians care. And yet, I can imagine it happening, considering news stories like hobby lobby and the cake shop who said their religious views precluded them from making a cake for a gay wedding.

    What if THAT substance was a barrier to employment, like other substances apparently can be for certain jobs?

    It was not intended so much hyperbole as it was hypothetical.
    I can THEORETICALLY see employees that work for a specific religious institution, e.g. a Catholic school, having to sign contracts about them abiding by specific Catholic values, but my experience with conservative institutions is that those agreements have no teeth anyway. The expense to figuring out if an employee is on birth control just because they oppose it would be kind of ridiculous. I don't see it happening, even IF they could skate by legally.

    I do see a major difference between nicotine/marijuana issues and the Hobby Lobby BC/No homo baker situations and the BC situation you're envisioning. The stance of Catholic/religious employers was that they oppose birth control for religious reasons, so they do not believe they should be financially responsible for facilitating birth control for their employees. If homosexuality is against a baker's religion, they are wanting the right to not facilitate a gay wedding. Those people and companies are not wanting to SPONSOR a specific thing that is against their moral code. That's not the same thing as them hunting people down and prying BCPs or wedding cakes out of the hands of people they disagree with.

  • Jun 28

    It is not unusual to start a new job with a vacation planned in advance. Let them know about the vacation ASAP. I would have made it known upon offer so that it could be recorded.

    as for wisdom teeth, just try to get a stretch of days off and schedule it on day off number 1.

  • Jun 28

    Good luck on your first job. Sounds like you have a good outlook and should do well. I had my teeth out and only needed 1-2 days recovery.

  • Jun 28

    Quote from El465
    I spent all day preparing myself to get a "no" from them, and I've concluded that this isnt the end of the world.

    Good standing at my very first nursing job is worth more than this one missed vacation, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    Thank you you for the info about the wisdom teeth. I'm going to try to have them removed asap but I'm happy to know that if I have to get them removed, I won't be impaired on the job after a couple of days of recovery.
    Very mature outlook! Congrats on the first job- you've got the long-term picture in mind.

  • Jun 28

    I spent all day preparing myself to get a "no" from them, and I've concluded that this isnt the end of the world.

    Good standing at my very first nursing job is worth more than this one missed vacation, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    Thank you you for the info about the wisdom teeth. I'm going to try to have them removed asap but I'm happy to know that if I have to get them removed, I won't be impaired on the job after a couple of days of recovery.

  • Jun 28

    ON BEHALF OF NURSE EDUCATORS EVERYWHERE --- I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THIS UNBELIEVABLY MISGUIDED "TRAINING" DEBACLE.

    I don't want to believe that any of my colleagues would have violated all precepts of effective instructional design, not to mention simple human decency... but they must have been.

    *hanging head in shame*

  • May 2

    Also- the little guy belongs in a ziplock tacked to your billboard. FOR SCIENCE

  • May 2

    That thing could eat my brain.

  • May 2

    Have you alerted the health department? Evacuate! Evacuate!!

  • May 2

    A school-wide evacuation would be in order, possible city-wide.

  • Jan 11

    Let us know how it turns out.
    I agree with you on your logic, but yea, it's reportable to the DOH.

  • Jan 11

    Thanks scrubsRN24. Their pediatrician reported, but our health department is awesome to deal with. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Jan 11

    We had a pertussis outbreak last year. The department of public health was involved because it is a reportable disease (at least it is in my state). I'd give your local or state health department a call and see how you should proceed. Keep an eye out for any of their contacts developing the cough. After a certain number of cases, our district sent a letter to all parents.

  • Dec 9 '15

    I have been thinking about this post for a while now.... I think the big thing here is the OP was not in the role of a nurse but of a wife. She needs to be seen in that role. She was not just a nurse from another floor coming and visiting patients off the clock. She was a wife visiting her husband.

    For all of the people advising OP to follow chain of command. She was not the nurse for her husband. Especially if she is tired, exhausted after her shift. Most of our patients and families do not follow chain of command. many of them have also done outrageous things, silencing alarms, turning off IV pumps, silencing ventilator alarms. The OP was in wife mode, I think by starting the IV, it gave her something to do to try and help her husband. If she was not an employee at this facility, and the supplies were all out, and she started it, they would talk to her, give her numbers of people to talk to, etc. As the OP did, many families do keep timelines of incidences. Most families do not escalate to Charge, etc, they are not expected to.

    To the OP.. just stick to the facts. I hope it works out for you. if you were a non-employee nurse, they would have people come in and talk to you and have things smoothed over, explain to you that there are people who you could talk to if you are not satisfied, etc.

  • Dec 7 '15

    If it were me I would play hardball. The amount of trouble I am in will be equal to the amount of trouble the facility will be in for negligence. I would make that clear if they try to play tough. In a nutshell, you come after me, the husband sues. Even a suit that is not successful is more trouble than it is worth. Have a nice day.


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