Should i call sick or no? - page 2

by aywl | 2,121 Views | 16 Comments

I started feeling sick since Monday night when I was working in my home unit, congestive cough with sputum, running nose, headache, so I told my charge nurse I couldn't work since Tuesday (my regular shift), I stayed at home... Read More


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    Quote from Fiona59

    Uhm, not true.

    You cannot be fired for calling in sick. AUPE would grieve it. Before you can be terminated, there is a lot of documentation to be done and it takes months.

    An LPN returning to an original unit is not the same as being fired. Under the AUPE contract a nurse has 12 weeks to determine if the job is a good fit for her/him. There is no stigma attached to returning to an old unit nor is it the same thing as being fired. Some nurses know when they are not a good fit to a certain unit, sometimes it takes the Manager to have a chat. But this nurse HAS NOT been fired.

    Dramatic much?
    For this Lpn's case, I should not use this word "fire", but she was forced back to her old unit, main reason is she called sick too often
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    If you are legitimately sick, I would not want you taking care of me or any of my family members.

    The problem is, many people abuse sick calls, so managers tend to assume you're doing the same. Just get a doctors note for peace of mind.
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    Quote from brithoover
    If you work with neutropenic pts you must call in sick. You could literally kill them, no exaggeration. And your manager should know this, shame on him/her.
    I work with hematology oncology patients; we have strict rules regarding visitors who are not well...managers are aware of the sensitive nature of our population...yet, we get slapped with sick letters from corporate if we have four sick days in a six month period (based on 12 hour shifts)
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    Quote from edimo

    I work with hematology oncology patients; we have strict rules regarding visitors who are not well...managers are aware of the sensitive nature of our population...yet, we get slapped with sick letters from corporate if we have four sick days in a six month period (based on 12 hour shifts)
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    U should ask ur manager the secret how to not be sick? Especially in the winter time?
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    Quote from aywl
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    U should ask ur manager the secret how to not be sick? Especially in the winter time?

    According to AHS, it's hand hygiene! lol. Never mind the patient coughing in your face, hand washing!
    weemsp, RiRi03, and joanna73 like this.
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    Quote from Fiona59

    According to AHS, it's hand hygiene! lol. Never mind the patient coughing in your face, hand washing!
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    LOL
    Fiona59 likes this.
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    Quote from aywl
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    U should ask ur manager the secret how to not be sick? Especially in the winter time?
    Haha please, they're sick just as often if not more.


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