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  • Feb 19

    Quote from Studentworker
    Also, if it were work in a hospital I would have the option to come in early. However, it was an apartment. It's not my job to come in 24 hours earlier while someone else is on the clock.
    So you do private duty? Whatever.

    In the future, go in early, whether it's to a hospital, an apartment, a tipi, or an igloo. Get there. If they want you to work, they must cooperate with you so you can travel safely and be at work when you're supposed to be.

    You could have stayed in your car for a while if it was warm enough, or just have hung out in the apartment. Unusual circumstances call for creativity and forethought.

    And yes - call off sick. And stay safe. And you have learned your lesson about trying to be considerate by giving advance notice.

    Sometimes police or the Security department at a hospital will give rides to essential personnel in bad weather.

  • Feb 19

    Quote from Hollybobs
    Did you have capes? Did you live in hospital accommodation to train? Was it AT ALL like Cherry Ames? (Sorry, I love hearing about how nursing used to be). I also apologise if these questions are relevant about 50 years before the 80's, Cherry is my only insight into American nursing history and I am aware she is fictional .
    I think that was more the 50's and 60's, LOL.

  • Feb 19

    I believe there is no shortage. There are just the shenanigans already mentioned by PP's. And maybe too little advertising, too low pay, night shifts, this sort of thing.

    Good luck to the managers needing staff.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from CrunchRN
    You are young. Stuff happens. Lessons are learned.

    When I was a nursing student working as a unit secretary i had an old car. Big snow storm happened. Come in or be fired. I made it to about a mile from the hospital when someone ran me off the road into a ditch. I called the nursing supervisor to see if someone from maintenance or similar could come get me. Nope. Just get here. So I trudged that mile in 3 feet of snow and got there. Ended up being required to stay for 3 days. No thanks. No help to get the car back to the hospital. Lesson learned. Now I do not work in hospitals and if it is a snow day I stay home.

    It is good to learn from this how to make better plans, but on the other hand your employer may not give a rats you know what so i wouldn't sweat this one at all. Now, if you graduate and accept a job where this may be an issue then you now know to have a good car or make other arrangements.
    what a jerk that sup was!!!

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Sarah2018
    Hi guys,


    There are are male team leaders(only male) at work who do nothing except sitting and talking and joking with staff( but without helping them) as if they are at a cafe.


    Yesterday and today were heavy for me, and the team leader despite being free and roaming around as if he is on a picnic, did not help. If my patients are calling and I am busy, he just tells me that one patient called and I should see what he wanted.


    Men are strong and they have bigger lung capacity and they are more powerful than us women yet they refuse to use that physical power.


    They don't answer the calling bells from patients or take heavy patients to toilet.


    What is the best way to handle the issue?


    Should I email the charge nurse regarding the issue or tell them to move(they are senior in position to me btw)?
    Before ratting on the men, ask them directly and clearly for specific help.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Sarah2018
    Hi guys,


    There are are male team leaders(only male) at work who do nothing except sitting and talking and joking with staff( but without helping them) as if they are at a cafe.


    Yesterday and today were heavy for me, and the team leader despite being free and roaming around as if he is on a picnic, did not help. If my patients are calling and I am busy, he just tells me that one patient called and I should see what he wanted.


    Men are strong and they have bigger lung capacity and they are more powerful than us women yet they refuse to use that physical power.


    They don't answer the calling bells from patients or take heavy patients to toilet.


    What is the best way to handle the issue?


    Should I email the charge nurse regarding the issue or tell them to move(they are senior in position to me btw)?
    Before ratting on the men, ask them directly and clearly for specific help.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Sarah2018
    Hi guys,


    There are are male team leaders(only male) at work who do nothing except sitting and talking and joking with staff( but without helping them) as if they are at a cafe.


    Yesterday and today were heavy for me, and the team leader despite being free and roaming around as if he is on a picnic, did not help. If my patients are calling and I am busy, he just tells me that one patient called and I should see what he wanted.


    Men are strong and they have bigger lung capacity and they are more powerful than us women yet they refuse to use that physical power.


    They don't answer the calling bells from patients or take heavy patients to toilet.


    What is the best way to handle the issue?


    Should I email the charge nurse regarding the issue or tell them to move(they are senior in position to me btw)?
    Before ratting on the men, ask them directly and clearly for specific help.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Cpblondie81
    Two weeks ago I started acting confused at work they sent me to the ER where I wasn't even able to tell them that I hadn't taken anything. The house supervisor just came in and kept saying that my pupils looked very dilated. My drug screen came back negative but I had mentioned to my boss the next day that I had a script for Xanax. She just called the other day and her and employee relations feel I need to be assessed by IPN I know I didn't take anything and have a neurology app but not until the end of March my question is can they make me do this. If I refuse to do this and choose to take another job can they really report me to the board?? Please I need advice!! Thanks
    Why were you acting confused?

    Why are you supposed to see a Neurologist?

    You need a lawyer - several of them to compare opinions/advice. Do it right now and quit fooling around getting opinions from other nurses here. Yes, it's ok to compare notes, I guess, but what you really need is legal advice, not anecdotes.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Cpblondie81
    Two weeks ago I started acting confused at work they sent me to the ER where I wasn't even able to tell them that I hadn't taken anything. The house supervisor just came in and kept saying that my pupils looked very dilated. My drug screen came back negative but I had mentioned to my boss the next day that I had a script for Xanax. She just called the other day and her and employee relations feel I need to be assessed by IPN I know I didn't take anything and have a neurology app but not until the end of March my question is can they make me do this. If I refuse to do this and choose to take another job can they really report me to the board?? Please I need advice!! Thanks
    Why were you acting confused?

    Why are you supposed to see a Neurologist?

    You need a lawyer - several of them to compare opinions/advice. Do it right now and quit fooling around getting opinions from other nurses here. Yes, it's ok to compare notes, I guess, but what you really need is legal advice, not anecdotes.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Sarah2018
    Hi guys,


    There are are male team leaders(only male) at work who do nothing except sitting and talking and joking with staff( but without helping them) as if they are at a cafe.


    Yesterday and today were heavy for me, and the team leader despite being free and roaming around as if he is on a picnic, did not help. If my patients are calling and I am busy, he just tells me that one patient called and I should see what he wanted.


    Men are strong and they have bigger lung capacity and they are more powerful than us women yet they refuse to use that physical power.


    They don't answer the calling bells from patients or take heavy patients to toilet.


    What is the best way to handle the issue?


    Should I email the charge nurse regarding the issue or tell them to move(they are senior in position to me btw)?
    Before ratting on the men, ask them directly and clearly for specific help.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Cpblondie81
    Two weeks ago I started acting confused at work they sent me to the ER where I wasn't even able to tell them that I hadn't taken anything. The house supervisor just came in and kept saying that my pupils looked very dilated. My drug screen came back negative but I had mentioned to my boss the next day that I had a script for Xanax. She just called the other day and her and employee relations feel I need to be assessed by IPN I know I didn't take anything and have a neurology app but not until the end of March my question is can they make me do this. If I refuse to do this and choose to take another job can they really report me to the board?? Please I need advice!! Thanks
    Why were you acting confused?

    Why are you supposed to see a Neurologist?

    You need a lawyer - several of them to compare opinions/advice. Do it right now and quit fooling around getting opinions from other nurses here. Yes, it's ok to compare notes, I guess, but what you really need is legal advice, not anecdotes.

  • Feb 18

    Quote from Sarah2018
    Hi guys,


    There are are male team leaders(only male) at work who do nothing except sitting and talking and joking with staff( but without helping them) as if they are at a cafe.


    Yesterday and today were heavy for me, and the team leader despite being free and roaming around as if he is on a picnic, did not help. If my patients are calling and I am busy, he just tells me that one patient called and I should see what he wanted.


    Men are strong and they have bigger lung capacity and they are more powerful than us women yet they refuse to use that physical power.


    They don't answer the calling bells from patients or take heavy patients to toilet.


    What is the best way to handle the issue?


    Should I email the charge nurse regarding the issue or tell them to move(they are senior in position to me btw)?
    Before ratting on the men, ask them directly and clearly for specific help.

  • Feb 17

    I believe there is no shortage. There are just the shenanigans already mentioned by PP's. And maybe too little advertising, too low pay, night shifts, this sort of thing.

    Good luck to the managers needing staff.

  • Feb 17

    Like perfumes and odors from hair products, laundry products, and the million and one other things we have to smell these days, music is probably best omitted from the work area, as someone is bound to find it disturbing.

  • Feb 16

    Like perfumes and odors from hair products, laundry products, and the million and one other things we have to smell these days, music is probably best omitted from the work area, as someone is bound to find it disturbing.


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