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

  1. 12 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 Aug 2, '13
  2. 68 Comments

  3. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
    I let voicemail take the call, listen to what they want, and decide if and when I will call them back.
    cocoaluv, blaundee, Nolee_of_Araya, and 19 others like this.
  4. Visit  brandy1017 profile page
    That is what caller ID is for!
    blaundee, Genista, Quit Floating Me, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  IEDave profile page
    Two words - "custom ringtone".

    ----- Per Diem Dave
  6. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    Was that them calling?
    Novo likes this.
  7. Visit  brownbook profile page
    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.
    loriangel14 likes this.
  8. Visit  serenity1 profile page
    I didn't answer when work would call.
    KelRN215, KimberlyRN89, Savvy20RN, and 2 others like this.
  9. Visit  Vishwamitr profile page
    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.
  10. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    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.
  11. Visit  canoehead profile page
    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.
    K23RN, wgempel, Deidra47, and 9 others like this.
  12. Visit  MassED profile page
    how much money are they offering for their desperation? double time? if not, no dice.
    Kimbsntobe likes this.
  13. Visit  LilgirlRN profile page
    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.
  14. Visit  phillycpnp-pc profile page
    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
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