Holy crap. I have absolutely NO tolerance for this kind of B.S. Every single day I go to work I think to myself, "I hope we're not short staffed." As if they have no other issue at their hospital to focus on that they have to take issue with a non issue. What complete B.S.
I've had something simialr happen to me in the past, though not becasue of a blog, of course, and it was in the corporate world instead of healthcare. I chose a very tearsely worded statement to my boss: I've always learned to pick and choose my battles very wisely and you are free to take issue with anything you like. However, if you choose to pick this battle all I ask is that you come at me with everything you have. I'd like you to get your boss involved, the DON involved, the CNO involved as well as the legal department. As soon as I receive your statement at my home addresss with the appropriate attention and signatures, we'll pursue it at that time.
Guess what. Never heard a word after that. It was compeltely forgotten. And I had a great relationship with my boss and worked for him later, too. It was a very not-so-subtle message that I wasn't going to eff around with such piddly, meaningless stuff, and that idle threats do not work. I'm not going to be put on my heels or making ANY concessions for something that I did nothing wrong, and neither should you.
Tell me again why there's a nursing shortage?