Latest Comments by armyicurn

Latest Comments by armyicurn

armyicurn, BSN (3,922 Views)

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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    very frustrating to not hear from him again. storm and its aftermath are past, right?

    While there are employers that pulls such tactics, the OP might have been a troll...

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    Quote from Miiki
    We've had several severe hurricanes i.e. Katrina, Gustav... And the hospital never required anyone to stay. They give you a strong warning that if you don't show up for your shift you WILL be fired, and the hospital provides places to sleep. If you think the storm will hinder you at all you are encouraged to stay.

    If they are requiring you to stay, then they should be paying you overtime for it.
    That sounds like a threat and not a warning.

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    Quote from kbrn2002
    I gladly would but it's not a hospital. I've been in LTC for 21 years now. It has been a decent place to work though. That 3 day storm I was stuck at work for most of the management team stayed too. The administrator was in the kitchen cooking breakfast for the whole facility when the cook couldn't make it in. It wasn't a gourmet meal by any means, but I was real impressed by him diving in and cooking for 90+ residents. He was even careful to make sure everybody got close to the right diet. I mean nobody was worrying about sodium or diabetic diet restrictions too much, but at least if the resident required puree food or thickened liquids, they got it.
    That is an administrator! Too bad it's an LTC. In the military, we are starting to get those "managers" off their rear in order to prevent ulcers. I make my managers get in scrubs when it hits the fan. Some do not like it but I tell them they have no choice. I hate lazy people!

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    nurseactivist likes this.

    Quote from ActualNurse
    One facility I worked at gave us twenty cents an hour to be on call.
    That is embarrassing! Does not even cover taxes.

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    Great topic! Thanks for taking the time to explain it in basic terms.

  • 11

    Let them refuse. I hope it keeps going for a bit so I can apply for that dream job

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    Quote from Horseshoe
    Let me guess-you're a guy, correct?

    Asking for a nurse to be clean and well groomed is one thing. Asking them to be "beautiful," to "apply makeup liberally," and "wear form fitting clothes" is quite another thing altogether. It is a sexist, inappropriate, and impractical expectation. It's a lot less impractical for a female doctor to wear her hair down and have perfect makeup and nice clothes when she is not involved in the physical aspect of patient care. But even then, I dispute that most female doctors are aiming to "look as beautiful as possible." Nonsense.

    This is one of the more bizarre posts I've ever read here. "Beauty," "splendor" and "awe"? How corny.
    I think the OP is referring to Grey's anatomy.

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    It seems to me that you are admiring the docs than your colleagues at the bedside. At my facility, we are provided scrubs. Yes, they are wrinkled but I am at the bedside where sheet happens. I told one recent new RN hire when she complained about the scrubs being so wrinkled: You are here to provide care to the sick. You are not here for a fashion show. That's the last time she complained. Those Doc's you are admiring, do they work at the bedside or in the OR? Sounds like they are in family medicine and probably have no callouses in their hands. And this business with the hair down... Do that in my department and we will be in my office talking about it. Hair down has no place at the bedside unless you work behind a desk. You will understand the first time a lunatic pt pulls your hair.

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    kbrn2002 likes this.

    Quote from kbrn2002
    I've had to stay at work was for a storm so bad we couldn't possibly drive home anyway, and there was no way the next days staff would make it in. In that situation we were paid overtime while on the clock our max 16 hours and paid on-call wage for the 8 hours we were required to clock out. It sucked, but I was getting paid for all the time I was there including sleep hours.
    When the storm started to let up staff were allowed to leave by seniority as new staff slowly trickled in. That was a LONG 3 days. I did get stuck one other time, but fortunately only overnight and yes, I was again paid for the whole time I was in the building.

    I can see needing to stay until relief staff can get there, but if the next shift's staff has already arrived I can't imagine how they can keep you, especially if they aren't paying you to be there.
    Can you pm me the name of your hospital? I am about to retire from the service and I need to work at a place that takes care of it people. Thanks sounds like your hospital is the place.

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    Quote from duhitsbrielle
    Absolutely not. I work in ISC at a large hospital and they will only float us to other ICUs, not stepdowns and never the floor. We would go home before allowing management to float us to med/surg. It's not that we can't take 6 or 7 patients but we aren't used to it and some of the nurses I work with have only ever done ICU.

    I know there's a hospital near by that will float their ICU nurses to step down units and for that reason alone I have no interest in ever working there. I would gladly be tripled before I would float to the floor.

    Do you colleagues get the "look" by management when they decide to go home before floating? I am interested on learning more if this is an "agreement" between the staff and the management in the ICU. You are right, getting floated to the floors or other areas can be difficult or stressful for some. Specially if it is the first time and they are not familiar with the floor layout.

    And do the other floors in need have people on call when things happen or does management wants to use the in house pool before calling the on call due to cost savings?

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    Quote from ChrisNZ
    My old employer did this with ICU nurses. Generally they did admission assessments and task nursing, no patient load incase they were needed back in ICU.
    I have done and experienced this on several ICUs throughout my career. I am just curious if the opposite happens...that is, do folks from the step down unit float to the ICUs and get assigned as sitters or other tasks.

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    Athlete2bNurseBSN likes this.

    Quote from Success4all
    Well I married young, met my hubby when I was in high school. He is an engineer. Still in my twenties and was already married before I started nursing earlier this year. We have a lot of residents and interns in my hospital, I get asked out by patients, patients family, coworkers and so forth on almost a daily basis ( I tell them I am married with children and they don't believe me lol) even my coworkers including the females are shock to find out I am married and even have kids. I mean, I have had pts try to hook me up with their family or friends. I don't find it fun, I find it very awkward. To be honest, most of the MDs (even though they are also young) are not that cute. Even if I was single, I just would not want to compete with their schedule. We have one male nurse in my unit who is gay, 2 float pool male nurses who are already married and the rest are female nurses. I don't think nursing is where you come to meet husbands but you definitely can meet one there.
    You sound like you are a knock out. Your man is a lucky one then.

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    Graduatenurse14 and AlphaM like this.

    Quote from AlphaM
    What's Facebook ?
    Is the latest of the latest on what employers use to check on prospective applicants. Also the NSA uses it quite a bit. It is kind of like the Inquirer but online

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    ahhhh school nurses.... I see. Too much beer.


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    Quote from AlphaM
    How about AN? Anyone met a spouse here on this site?
    I think you are asking about FACEBOOK

    This is a professional site.