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  • 3:48 am

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • 3:05 am

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 28

    I think hospitals would like the right to random drug screen, but I don't think they'd actually do it because of the cost since money is the bottom line. I'm sure any suspicious incident or concern over an employee and they would drug screen.

    I'm against random drug screens as an invasion of privacy. We are expected to give up so much for the great opportunity (sarcasm) of working as a nurse. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. But I would be concerned about a false positive and the damage that could do to one's reputation, not to mention the financial cost!

    I'm tired of this mentality that nurses need to be controlled, forced to take vaccines, forced to move massively obese people without safe lifting equipment, etc, etc. What rights do we have? Do we give up all our rights over are own bodies and our right to be safe and not injured to be a nurse! It isn't right!

    Random drug screening is just another move down the slippery slope of controlling nurses. I just wonder how working conditions would be if this was a male dominated job! I'm sure they wouldn't be accepting forced vaccinations and lack of safe lifting equipment!

  • May 26

    Quote from CountryMomma
    I have had a coworker call out for not enough sleep. She wasn't punished... it was her PTO...

    ...but none of us felt very kindly towards her after absorbing her shift, her excuse spread through the gossip channels, and people stopped being willing to trade shifts with her, cover for lunch, etc.

    You had time to sleep.
    I totally understand this attitude and the errant coworker was foolish to admit to others calling in for lack of sleep. It is one thing to be out drinking and partying and choose not to sleep and another to be unable to sleep due to stress, insomnia or rotating shifts! Of course this needs to be fixed and fast.

    I admit I've called in for lack of sleep but would never tell any coworker this for the hostile attitude. I don't want to take the chance of coming in and making a mistake due to lack of sleep. I'm sure others have called in due to insomnia and stress ie the so called mental health holiday, but people see them as either weak or lazy. So be it, we have to decide if we are safe to work. If you don't feel you can safely function than call in, but you have to fix the problem so it doesn't become a chronic situation.

  • May 26

    I admit I have called off due to no sleep myself. I know others who work with no sleep or get only 3-4 hours and come to work. I'm not one of them. I don't feel that is safe. I've read someone with lack of sleep is similar to a drunk person in reaction time.

    That said you have to find a way to get the sleep you need because you can't make it a habit to call in for lack of sleep. I wouldn't mention it to anyone because I doubt others would be sympathetic.

    There is a culture in nursing to come to work no matter what and just tough it out, kind of like the military and management plays on this and uses this to get staff to work overtime rather than hire more staff. When you've been a nurse for a while you realize there is a never ending shortage of staff with constant pressure to work extra. I learned pretty quick to just not answer the phone.

    As for your insomnia, perhaps talking to you Dr for a sleep aid would be a good idea. Rotating shifts are really bad for establishing a regular sleep schedule. Hopefully you can find a solution that works for you.

  • May 26

    Quote from Keracee
    My dad could only finish 2 years of college as he had a full ride scholarship for football but after his accident they took it away from him. He wants me to go to college and he offered to co-sign on my loans.
    He is well meaning but foolish. If he is on disability he doesn't have a lot of money to begin with and private loans probably wouldn't approve the loan with him as a cosigner. But parent plus loans are different, they don't care what a person makes or even if they are working, they will give any amount of loan out that the college suggests above and beyond the cost of the school as long as the parent doesn't have bad credit. It wasn't that long ago that they didn't even look at someone's credit and just gave them out like candy!

    The problem is when he can't pay them he will default and then they will garnish what little disability he has. Don't do it. Find another way to go to school.

  • May 25

    Quote from Keracee
    My dad could only finish 2 years of college as he had a full ride scholarship for football but after his accident they took it away from him. He wants me to go to college and he offered to co-sign on my loans.
    He is well meaning but foolish. If he is on disability he doesn't have a lot of money to begin with and private loans probably wouldn't approve the loan with him as a cosigner. But parent plus loans are different, they don't care what a person makes or even if they are working, they will give any amount of loan out that the college suggests above and beyond the cost of the school as long as the parent doesn't have bad credit. It wasn't that long ago that they didn't even look at someone's credit and just gave them out like candy!

    The problem is when he can't pay them he will default and then they will garnish what little disability he has. Don't do it. Find another way to go to school.

  • May 24

    Quote from CountryMomma
    I have had a coworker call out for not enough sleep. She wasn't punished... it was her PTO...

    ...but none of us felt very kindly towards her after absorbing her shift, her excuse spread through the gossip channels, and people stopped being willing to trade shifts with her, cover for lunch, etc.

    You had time to sleep.
    I totally understand this attitude and the errant coworker was foolish to admit to others calling in for lack of sleep. It is one thing to be out drinking and partying and choose not to sleep and another to be unable to sleep due to stress, insomnia or rotating shifts! Of course this needs to be fixed and fast.

    I admit I've called in for lack of sleep but would never tell any coworker this for the hostile attitude. I don't want to take the chance of coming in and making a mistake due to lack of sleep. I'm sure others have called in due to insomnia and stress ie the so called mental health holiday, but people see them as either weak or lazy. So be it, we have to decide if we are safe to work. If you don't feel you can safely function than call in, but you have to fix the problem so it doesn't become a chronic situation.

  • May 24

    I admit I have called off due to no sleep myself. I know others who work with no sleep or get only 3-4 hours and come to work. I'm not one of them. I don't feel that is safe. I've read someone with lack of sleep is similar to a drunk person in reaction time.

    That said you have to find a way to get the sleep you need because you can't make it a habit to call in for lack of sleep. I wouldn't mention it to anyone because I doubt others would be sympathetic.

    There is a culture in nursing to come to work no matter what and just tough it out, kind of like the military and management plays on this and uses this to get staff to work overtime rather than hire more staff. When you've been a nurse for a while you realize there is a never ending shortage of staff with constant pressure to work extra. I learned pretty quick to just not answer the phone.

    As for your insomnia, perhaps talking to you Dr for a sleep aid would be a good idea. Rotating shifts are really bad for establishing a regular sleep schedule. Hopefully you can find a solution that works for you.

  • May 24

    I admit I have called off due to no sleep myself. I know others who work with no sleep or get only 3-4 hours and come to work. I'm not one of them. I don't feel that is safe. I've read someone with lack of sleep is similar to a drunk person in reaction time.

    That said you have to find a way to get the sleep you need because you can't make it a habit to call in for lack of sleep. I wouldn't mention it to anyone because I doubt others would be sympathetic.

    There is a culture in nursing to come to work no matter what and just tough it out, kind of like the military and management plays on this and uses this to get staff to work overtime rather than hire more staff. When you've been a nurse for a while you realize there is a never ending shortage of staff with constant pressure to work extra. I learned pretty quick to just not answer the phone.

    As for your insomnia, perhaps talking to you Dr for a sleep aid would be a good idea. Rotating shifts are really bad for establishing a regular sleep schedule. Hopefully you can find a solution that works for you.


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