Not falling for that old trick - page 2

You know when they beg you to come in sick making all kinds of promises. You can leave if it is too much, we won't give you a big assignment, the charge nurse will help you. Just for a few hours, or... Read More

  1. Visit  beeker} profile page
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    Unionize is a nice theory, but I live in the South where even saying the word Union gets you fired faster than you can finish your sentence. And not for saying union of course, they find another reason.
    OCNRN63, teeniebert, Violach, and 6 others like this.
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  3. Visit  joanna73} profile page
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    We have allotted sick time. We can call in sick. "OK thanks. Goodbye." The end. If there were guilt trips though, I wouldn't be fazed by it. When you're sick, you're sick. Spreading germs at work is not helping anyone.
    Violach, LTCNS, RNKPCE, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  monkeybug} profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Really? My work place is the opposite. If you are sick you are told to stay home.Usually you can't come back until you have been symptom free for 48 hours. They will send you home if you come to work sick.
    Treasure this experience, because it's definitely not the norm! I now work outside the hospital, and we are also encouraged to stay home when sick. My last hospital job? A call-in was treated like a betrayal and you were made to feel guilty. To the point that supervisors might call you at home for an in-depth review of your symptoms so they could try to change your mind. And I worked L&D, where no sick nurse should ever be!
    joanna73, anotherone, and nguyency77 like this.
  5. Visit  eatmysoxRN} profile page
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    My workplace doesn't encourage you to come in when you're sick, but our attendance policy is so ridiculous that if they wanted to, they could find a way to fire you for calling in if they needed you. I haven't ever picked up an extra shift since I flip back to days when I have a couple of nights off in a row. I'd say no.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  6. Visit  lawandaluxnurse} profile page
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    Amen to reconditioning the way one thinks! I will take this to heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  7. Visit  iluvivt} profile page
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    Do not go into work unless you can function normally. If you are ill you cannot do this no-one in their right mind wants to work with an ill coworker

    Only take an extra shift if you want to do it then do it with a good heart...need the money....want to help out...are bored or whatever. No one wants to work with someone who comes in to help and then resents it. If you take an extra shift and want the schedule changed on a future shift make the deal BEFORE you agree to come in if it is contingent on your desired change.

    DO NOT ever feel quilty if you do not want to work extra or if you cannot work ill,it is unfair to even ask you to do this. Ignore any quilt trip ploys....you should not be the only resource or solution

    Learn how to say NO and be assertive and not aggreesive in your response. If you are not good with this then do not answer the phone at all.
    kmarie724, tnmarie, joanna73, and 4 others like this.
  8. Visit  Orange Tree} profile page
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    I got talked into working once when I was feeling unwell, and there was no mercy for me. Not only did I get a ridiculous patient load, but I also got floated off my home unit and to a higher level of care (medsurg to tele). I will never do it again. I'm just too smart now! I even called in once when my cat was sick. And I was honest about it. The cat is fine now. Meow.
    OCNRN63, MJB2010, joanna73, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  cienurse} profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Really? My work place is the opposite. If you are sick you are told to stay home.Usually you can't come back until you have been symptom free for 48 hours. They will send you home if you come to work sick.
    Which is the way it should be
  10. Visit  squidbilly} profile page
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    Until now I have never had a job where I didn't get a guilt trip for calling in sick. My current supervisor is very understanding and trusting, and asks no questions if I call in, but I have been so nearly traumatized from my past experiences that any time I realize I am not well enough to work the idea of calling in fills me with dread and tears. The last thing someone needs when they are physically unwell is emotional turbulence on top of it. I am so glad this isn't something I have to worry about anymore!
    OCNRN63, lawandaluxnurse, and LTCNS like this.
  11. Visit  anotherone} profile page
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    The worst is when i cant decide if i am sick enough to call off or not. i just feel tired and some symptoms but no fever etc. where if this were an office job i could get through it. or if i got easy pts i would be fine. but then i start to consider well i might get awful pts, tons of turn repos, and time consuming pts that i dont feel i can physically handle. then i alwAys debate over and over what to do and usually end up going in . ugh. i will answer my phone and gleefuly say, "no" to comming in. i have worked plenty of ot. the only pro is the money, there is no recognition for it and management is not appreciative of it. doesnt even factor it in evaluations .
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  12. Visit  Violach} profile page
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    OMG. Your post had me laughing so hard.

    (orange tree)
  13. Visit  CherylRNBSN} profile page
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    Quote from mindlor
    Unionize
    I AGREE! But how does this happen, where does one begin?
  14. Visit  CherylRNBSN} profile page
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    Quote from monkeybug
    Treasure this experience, because it's definitely not the norm! I now work outside the hospital, and we are also encouraged to stay home when sick. My last hospital job? A call-in was treated like a betrayal and you were made to feel guilty. To the point that supervisors might call you at home for an in-depth review of your symptoms so they could try to change your mind. And I worked L&D, where no sick nurse should ever be!
    Last time I called in sick with a very obvious head cold, they asked me if I had a temp.

    Seriously? Why?

    I already felt guilty about calling in, don't know the point of asking if I had a temp.

    It annoyed me.
    SoldierNurse22 and anotherone like this.

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