Excuses for Missing Work - page 24

by kmchugh

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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


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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.
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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...
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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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    Quote from ILClaire
    I think it's alot easier to feel crummy at a hospital. There's bathrooms everywhere!

    I think the reason I was able to pretend my first few Crohn's flares were nothing is because I worked in a hospital. I could just go change my scrubs, take a shower in the OR changing room, (we had just remodeled with private showering areas)...we had equipment in my unit to deal with even the most embarrassing symptoms. I think that helped me maintain my state of denial for a few years.

    Of course, the bad part of all that is I knew the nasty comments that some staff made about patients with CD/UC, so I also avoided a diagnosis for a while....
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    Have I mentioned, I have called off more than once because of food poisoning from being dumb and brave enough to eat my own cooking..................
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    I can't get my body started.
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    Quote from oplok
    How about this one...
    " I am not coming in to work, its private and personal and none of your f#%$^%* business ! "
    This..just makes me so happy.
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    I would say just a simple"Im sick and I am calling off today" is enough.
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    All three of these given by one person for one shift after we called her for not showing up, and stating she did not know she had to work (this was her regular scheduled weekend) :
    There was a fire down the road that nite, which gave her a headache, so she called 911 and went to the ER via EMS...also she may have a spider bite.


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