Quote from skittlebear
Qaqueen, I hope you get better soon. I truly didn't mean to offend you.
you made it quite clear, you were referring to those who abuse their sick time...
which brings up a point:
that there are many nurses who are legitimately ill, and the chronicity of their illness necessitates them taking all their sick days.
but still, even though we know there are valid reasons to calling off, if the facility doesn't replace the nurse who called out, it creates quite a burden on those who are working.
so, it's still perfectly normal to resent working short-staffed, regardless if the nurse is genuinely sick or not.
(i'm talking about ongoing absenteism...not isolated events)
we are burdened as it is.
and because mgmt doesn't give a fig about our woes, our frustration only escalates, making the unit near unbearable to work.
skittle, i hear ya loud and clear.
and it needs to end...