Excuses for Missing Work - page 18

How about a list of wierd excuses for not coming to work? My favorite: I can't come in today, I'm having vision problems. I just don't see myself working. Kevin... Read More

  1. Visit  careerchoices} profile page
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    Quote from broncopooh
    She called everyday and within 5 days she told us her daughter passed away....Come to find out the manager had met a man online and was with him. She was fired and we never heard from her again.

    Oh...my...God...

    How could anyone lie about a thing like that?
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  3. Visit  BearyPrivate} profile page
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    Quote from bollweevil
    What was it - a boulder in the Grand Canyon?
    nope, just a rock. She brought in pictures it was probably 12 inches in diameter. It was at the end of her neighbors drive.
  4. Visit  HisTreasure} profile page
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    Last year I was holding the supervisor phone while he did the "dinner" run. We were working night shift and it was about 2 AM. In the 15 minutes he was gone, security transferred outside calls to the line no fewer than six times. Each time I answered I would hear strange noises but no one would speak. They would just hang up. When Supervisor got back security had to let him in, and I guess they told him that he received a lot of calls. R came up to the floor to get the phone and quizzed me on who kept calling, did I take messages, etc. etc. I told him that there was no message to take :uhoh21:.

    I don't think he believed me or he was rather disappointed in my apparent lack of responsibility because while he normally sat up there and ate with our two units he left and went back to the nursing office.

    About 5:45 he was doing his rounds to pick up the 24 hour report sheet and he called me into the med room. As soon as we closed the door he started chuckling and soon was laughing hysterically. Supposedly the person who kept calling was a per diem CNA canceling her day and evening double. Apparently her problem was: My boyfriend keeps doing it to me and now I'm so sore that I can barely sit, much less push, pull and transfer people all day. I tried to call earlier to give ya'll more notice but every time I did he would start again and make it worse, so now I' canceling for tomorrow's shifts too....
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    Quote from kiyasmom
    Last year I was holding the supervisor phone while he did the "dinner" run. We were working night shift and it was about 2 AM. In the 15 minutes he was gone, security transferred outside calls to the line no fewer than six times. Each time I answered I would hear strange noises but no one would speak. They would just hang up. When Supervisor got back security had to let him in, and I guess they told him that he received a lot of calls. R came up to the floor to get the phone and quizzed me on who kept calling, did I take messages, etc. etc. I told him that there was no message to take :uhoh21:.

    I don't think he believed me or he was rather disappointed in my apparent lack of responsibility because while he normally sat up there and ate with our two units he left and went back to the nursing office.

    About 5:45 he was doing his rounds to pick up the 24 hour report sheet and he called me into the med room. As soon as we closed the door he started chuckling and soon was laughing hysterically. Supposedly the person who kept calling was a per diem CNA canceling her day and evening double. Apparently her problem was: My boyfriend keeps doing it to me and now I'm so sore that I can barely sit, much less push, pull and transfer people all day. I tried to call earlier to give ya'll more notice but every time I did he would start again and make it worse, so now I' canceling for tomorrow's shifts too....
    Ok, I have to say, that was probably one of the funniest things I've heard in a long time. Then the more I think about it, started to feel sorry for the poor girl. Every time she called, he would start again, but she called 6 times in 15 min... the poor thing :chuckle
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    Quote from jnrsmommy
    Ok, I have to say, that was probably one of the funniest things I've heard in a long time. Then the more I think about it, started to feel sorry for the poor girl. Every time she called, he would start again, but she called 6 times in 15 min... the poor thing :chuckle
    How really funny is that..really?
    Guess you really should think about it more.....some women have not much choice when it comes to being forced,co-erced...whatever....... makes it hilarious...dontcha think????

    Maybe she called 6 tims in 15 minutes for help, maybe not , but what if?



    Funny eh?
    Last edit by danissa on Apr 11, '08
  7. Visit  HisTreasure} profile page
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    Quote from danissa
    How really funny is that..really?
    Guess you really should think about it more.....some women have not much choice when it comes to being forced,co-erced...whatever....... makes it hilarious...dontcha think????

    Maybe she called 6 tims in 15 minutes for help, maybe not , but what if?



    Funny eh?
    You raise an interesting point. While I didn't actually talk to her my Supervisor did and he thought the situation was hilarious. Her tone of voice was very nonchalant I'm sure, otherwise I doubt he would have taken the situation so lightly. Some men are just silly. I know my DH can get frisky when I am on the phone with my friends just so I can get off and play with him. :heartbeat I love hearing my best friend ask "Eeeeewwwww....What ARE you doing? Should I call you back later?!" LOLOLOLOL
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    I am a prn nurse at a local hospital and just got hired as private duty through a home health agency (prn also) My first day was to have been this past Sunday to orient with a vent patient. Monday I was to be with this patient 12 hours. On Saturday I was ill and could not hold my head up to drive, so I called the agency and spoke with a lady who was taking care of their answering service and told her I did not think I would be able to take care of this patient as I was very sick. She said "are you just not wanting to do this or are you calling out sick", I said "I am not able to work because I'm sick". The next day, Sunday, I called the answering service back to make sure they knew to cover Monday also which they did not.
    On Monday I tried to see my PCP and was told he was out. My pcp office made me an appt with a gastroenterologist to check my liver for swelling and possible mono. I have tried to contact the home health nursing director to update them but they won't take my call. Can they legally fire me for this?
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    Quote from dreamjob25
    I am a prn nurse at a local hospital and just got hired as private duty through a home health agency (prn also) My first day was to have been this past Sunday to orient with a vent patient. Monday I was to be with this patient 12 hours. On Saturday I was ill and could not hold my head up to drive, so I called the agency and spoke with a lady who was taking care of their answering service and told her I did not think I would be able to take care of this patient as I was very sick. She said "are you just not wanting to do this or are you calling out sick", I said "I am not able to work because I'm sick". The next day, Sunday, I called the answering service back to make sure they knew to cover Monday also which they did not.
    On Monday I tried to see my PCP and was told he was out. My pcp office made me an appt with a gastroenterologist to check my liver for swelling and possible mono. I have tried to contact the home health nursing director to update them but they won't take my call. Can they legally fire me for this?
    For that no. But they can find a legitimate reason to fire you that they never use and use it on you if they want to get rid of you.
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    Quote from dreamjob25
    I am a prn nurse at a local hospital and just got hired as private duty through a home health agency (prn also) My first day was to have been this past Sunday to orient with a vent patient. Monday I was to be with this patient 12 hours. On Saturday I was ill and could not hold my head up to drive, so I called the agency and spoke with a lady who was taking care of their answering service and told her I did not think I would be able to take care of this patient as I was very sick. She said "are you just not wanting to do this or are you calling out sick", I said "I am not able to work because I'm sick". The next day, Sunday, I called the answering service back to make sure they knew to cover Monday also which they did not.
    On Monday I tried to see my PCP and was told he was out. My pcp office made me an appt with a gastroenterologist to check my liver for swelling and possible mono. I have tried to contact the home health nursing director to update them but they won't take my call. Can they legally fire me for this?
    I don't know what this company's policies are, but most places start you on a probation. Although you were legitimately sick, you may have violated your probation and could be let go because of that. You haven't established yourself as a dependable person so your agency doesn't know that you really WERE sick as opposed to just not wanting to work. That said, go up there and specifically ask to speak with someone. If they can talk to you face to face, see that you truly are sick or look into your eyes and see that you are indeed telling the truth they may keep you on. Otherwise, they could terminate you simply because they need dependable people to work (especially in home health) and they may not be willing to take future chances with you. Good luck.
  11. Visit  dreamjob25} profile page
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    I finally did speak to the Director of Nursing. She said I was not in any trouble but they did need a note from the doctor. I too would feel like this was a bad first impression and now will feel like I have to work sick in the future to avoid termination for the rest of my 90 day probation.:bowingpur
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    Quote from dreamjob25
    I finally did speak to the Director of Nursing. She said I was not in any trouble but they did need a note from the doctor. I too would feel like this was a bad first impression and now will feel like I have to work sick in the future to avoid termination for the rest of my 90 day probation.:bowingpur
    Not a good idea if you can spread it to the patient. I called out once 2 weeks after being hired. I had a bad upper respiratory infection, and one of the resident where I worked had COPD. If he caught what I had, he would have probably needed to go to the hospital.
  13. Visit  HisTreasure} profile page
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    Quote from dreamjob25
    I finally did speak to the Director of Nursing. She said I was not in any trouble but they did need a note from the doctor. I too would feel like this was a bad first impression and now will feel like I have to work sick in the future to avoid termination for the rest of my 90 day probation.:bowingpur
    It's very sad that we work in a profession that guilts us into working ill. In no other profession will you see such a push; and it is the biggest oxymoron ever. We are there to help our patients get well, all the while infecting them with our baddies...
  14. Visit  ILClaire} profile page
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    I have heard 2 doozies in my time.

    1. I have a terrible migraine....this was called in around 9am on tuesday...shift didn't even start til 11am Wed...so a nice 26 hour advance notice on a headache. I wish I could know when my headaches were coming on...would save me a heap of trouble!

    2. Have to shovel our driveway. Now this is only funny becuase it was for a 12 hour shift, we only got 2 inches of snow, and this person has a snowblower...one of the other nurses live next door and can verify this! LMAO! You CAN come in late if you need to!

    I personally have found that working at a hospital, although I definitely get sick more often than before I was a CNA, I think it's alot easier to feel crummy at a hospital. There's bathrooms everywhere, nurses and doctors if you need them (all docs have been SUPER nice getting meds for me if I need them and getting me seen in the clinic ASAP), and honestly...you CAN be sick at a hospital. I used to be terrified of feeling sick for fear of puking or something at a normal job...but now with nursing...they've seen it all before, so no big deal! Of course I never endanger patients when I'm sick...I go home for their safety...but honestly...after my first year I think I'd been exposed to everything under the sun and very seldom get sick!


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