Not falling for that old trick
- 9Jan 22, '13 by beekerYou 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 just until 11. Well you know what? I fell for it once before and you know what i got? Berated for being too slow, admissions dumped on, and when I started vomiting I was not allowed to go home because "there is no one else you just have to stay". 12 hours is just TOO long to suck it up when you are not well. The person on the phone that makes all the promises, well she leaves at 7pm. We have all witnessed this happen to each other time after time and well, it does not give you incentive to try to suck it up.
- 20Jan 22, '13 by leslie :-Dyet another reason to develop a thick skin in nursing.
and if you are susceptible to guilt trips (generally speaking), you need to recondition your way of thinking.
we are no good to anyone until we learn to care for ourselves first and foremost.
a hard lesson to be learned, more often than not...and especially in nursing.
stay strong and stay true to yourself.
- 3Jan 22, '13 by hopefulwhoopJust don't answer your phone. When I was new, I would answer my phone and they would somehow guilt-trip me into coming in on days I hadn't planned on. I've learned a lot since then. For one, it's pretty hard to guilt-trip me. And, two, I know when my job is calling (it shows up as 'UNKNOWN'), so if I don't feel like working, I just don't even bother picking up or giving them a chance to try to convince me.
- 2Jan 22, '13 by not.done.yet GuideI got the " but two other RNs have already called in!" . Found out later one was because she did not bother to come home until 3am and felt too tired to come in. Made me feel a lot less guilty for sticking to my guns given I was puking my guts up.
- 7Jan 22, '13 by LTCNSI was offered a free lunch once to stay over and work 7-3 after I had just worked the night shift, and that was after I had already pulled two consecutive 16 hour shifts. Lunch? Really? I told them I was exhausted and wasn't going to risk making med. errors for a free lunch and went home.