Absenteeism during probation

  1. I am a new hire in an ED and have had the following things happen in the past two months
    GI problem /diarrhea. Missed 1 day
    Hit a deer. Missed 1 day and got an apartment close to work so it wont happen again
    Started menses 2 weeks early and was bleeding very heavily with clots. In ER where I work now being seen.
    Finally during the Irma hurricane my Dad was in the hospital and got evacuated and my Mom is a total care at home so I was coordinating their care and had to switch a day at work.

    I am on orientation so staff hasn't been short. But I'm concerned I will be let go because of all this.
    Any advice on what to tell the next possible employer or how to salvage my position?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TriciaJ
    Request a meeting with your manager now and tell her you know your attendance record has not been stellar. Tell her you are normally not a **** magnet and that you did get an apartment close to work to limit attendance obstacles. Tell her you certainly appreciate her patience so far.

    In the meantime, you'll have to bust your butt to make everyone glad you were hired. Hang in there and good luck.
  4. by   Julie Carr
    Definetly talk to the boss now. It will show your concern. That will be good for you. If you can get some proof, like a hospital record for your dad if you can. Don't wait till you 3 month probation is over Good Luck
  5. by   debkj
    Believe it or not. My dad coded this morning and they brought him back. He's on a vent with pressers going. So I'm heading down to Florida. Let my manager know and she said we would talk about my future when I got back.
    I don't expect my dad will make it more than a day or two at the most.
    And yeah, I'm not usually a ****magnet. Lol. That actually put a smile on my face in the midst of all this. Thanks all.
  6. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from debkj
    Believe it or not. My dad coded this morning and they brought him back. He's on a vent with pressers going. So I'm heading down to Florida. Let my manager know and she said we would talk about my future when I got back.
    I don't expect my dad will make it more than a day or two at the most.
    And yeah, I'm not usually a ****magnet. Lol. That actually put a smile on my face in the midst of all this. Thanks all.
    I am sorry to hear about your dad. Sending my best wishes to you and your family. Don't sweat your future at this time. It can sort itself out later.
  7. by   Here.I.Stand
    ((((Hugs)))) I'm so sorry. I agree with TriciaJ -- worry about your dad right now. If needing to go to your dying father negatively impacts your job, then your manager has no heart and you're better off moving on. Focus on Dad, and be kind to yourself. My prayers are with you.
  8. by   laurenpenrose
    Great comments and advice!
    Last edit by laurenpenrose on Sep 26 : Reason: wrong place

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