Irony regarding cellphone use at work

  1. Our unit got another one of our periodic reminders to quit looking at our phones at work. So, my last shift I made a concerted effort to comply. Yes, I'm as guilty as the whippersnappers!

    What do you know, when I got home after midnight I'd missed a text from the assistant manager about working the next day, lol. So sad. I would have replied quickly if I was checking my phone frequently at work like normal...

    I apologized the next day when I replied that I couldn't work.
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  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   amoLucia
    There is a God in heaven!
  4. by   blondy2061h
    I work house supervision now so have to carry my work cell phone with me at work. When people are busy I try and do what I can to help out with patient care. I don't want to get totally rusty with the hands on stuff! I feel like I need to explain myself all the time to patients when I'm trying to draw blood and my phone is ringing in my pocket the entire time.
  5. by   cleback
    Haha... whoops.
  6. by   quazar
    Darn, I know you're crushed.
  7. by   Emergent
    Quote from quazar
    Darn, I know you're crushed.
    LOL, more like 'amused'!
  8. by   RiskManager
    I have had problems with staff using their cellphones to take pictures of the chart as displayed on the monitor, for purposes of breaching privacy. I had to write a 'don't do that' policy. There have been some reported cases on this throughout the country, some of which involved celebrities and staff selling the celebrities medical information to the media.
  9. by   quazar
    Quote from RiskManager
    I have had problems with staff using their cellphones to take pictures of the chart as displayed on the monitor, for purposes of breaching privacy. I had to write a 'don't do that' policy. There have been some reported cases on this throughout the country, some of which involved celebrities and staff selling the celebrities medical information to the media.
    I know I shouldn't be shocked that people do this, yet here I am, shocked. I mean, WHO DOES THAT???!!? Ew.
  10. by   CrunchRN
    I love irony!
  11. by   Meriwhen
    Smile and tell them that you would have been happy to work (or whatever you want to say), but--gosh darn it--we're not supposed to be checking our cell phones at work
  12. by   Orca
    I don't have such problems. I work in a state prison, and it is a crime for me to carry my cell phone at work.
  13. by   cyc0sys
    I have the exact opposite problem. My DON and UM both call and text about stuff that is work related since they are too cheap to pay for staff email accounts. Only a few doctors will answer phone calls but all will reply to text almost immediately. I feel that I need to be compensated for being required to use my phone for work purposes.
  14. by   Ben_Dover
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    May I suggest bringing this phone back? This might solve the problem! No? I've heard they're on sale on some of the thrift stores in your neighborhood.

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