What do you do when Work calls on your day off?

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  2. Admit it this is you. LOL! Don't you just hate it when work calls you to come in on your day off? What do you do? What do you say?

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    Last edit by Joe V on Apr 26, '18
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  4. by   Meriwhen
    I let voicemail take the call, listen to what they want, and decide if and when I will call them back.
  5. by   brandy1017
    That is what caller ID is for!
  6. by   IEDave
    Two words - "custom ringtone".

    ----- Per Diem Dave
  7. by   BSNbeDONE
    Was that them calling?
  8. by   brownbook
    I love it. I just say "no sorry" but still feel guilty. My old job I was the one doing the calling. I didn't mind hearing no at all, just went on to the next name on the list.
  9. by   serenity1
    I didn't answer when work would call.
  10. by   Vishwamitr
    It is common courtesy to anwer the phone and say that you can't work. No one is holding a gun to your head. Once they know that you cannot work, nursing office can scratch one name off their list instead of waiting indefinitely for nurses to call back. I always answer the phone or call back if I'd missed the call regardless of what my answer is going to be.
    Sometimes I've been in situations when we have been short and desperately hope that someone, just someone would be available. But not calling back or choosing custom ring-tone is just not my style.
  11. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    I may or may not answer the phone... and will never call back. If I do answer the phone, I'm fine saying, "no" but I'll often go in... time-and-a-half is very enticing.
  12. by   canoehead
    Pfhhht. When they call 2-3 times a day they won't get a call back. I've been doing this so long I don't even have the ringer on any more. I have work friends that will call my cell if there's a huge disaster and they need me, but I'm done with the passive aggressive staffing mind games. If management starts coming in when they're DESPERATE then I'll come in, but not before.
  13. by   MassED
    how much money are they offering for their desperation? double time? if not, no dice.
  14. by   LilgirlRN
    Depends on if I need $$ and how much$$ are they willing to depart with. If I'm not in need I don't answer the phone.
  15. by   phillycpnp-pc
    If they call i ignore it and let the voice mail pick it up. If they text...i text back i can't do it or just ignore the text. The worst is when they call you at 11am or 12pm after they know you just worked a night shift.
    Last edit by phillycpnp-pc on Aug 2, '13 : Reason: spelling