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- May 9, '11 by herring_RNwashington hospital center nurses ratify contract
…the agreement also includes a return to work for eight nurses fired during the february 2010 storms and another nurse whose firing the union claimed was unjust.
previously, managers agreed to hire back 10 other nurses who were fired following the snow storm. …
- Feb 3 by SaiderapIn years past, I had the experience of being stuck at a facility for 32 hours where I was sent by my agency. This was on account of a snow storm. I had to work a double and was then required to be back at 7 am the next day. Driving weather was dangerous and I refused to go home. I also had a long distance to drive.
I wanted to let people know that your staff members are extremely generous and thoughtful to work extra time for you in these situations.
It was extremely nasty and RUDE of them to refuse me the right to a bed to sleep in even when there was an extra one available or refuse me the the right to a meal.
I did not know how long I would be staying there. No wonder they can't find anyone who wants to work during snowstorms when they treat them like pieces of livestock.
I have seen some facilities that offer a meal and shower to anyone working a double shift no matter what the situation is. This is the least they could do.
- Feb 4 by BSNINTHEWORKSI was almost in that situation as an agency nurse once. My day shift was ending and my relief was there. But nurses were calling in for the next morning shift. They asked me if I would stay and work the next morning, stating they would provide me with a bed UNTIL a patient came. Until a patient came? And then what? She said, "well, you would have to get up and let the patient have the room because our patients come first". I asked her how was I supposed to stay up all night and work all day the next day? Her response was, "maybe it won't come to that". MAYBE?? Of course it didn't come to that because I got in my 4-wheel drive and went home. Being that I was agency, and 4WD or not, I was not on the schedule for that or any other facility the next day, so I stayed in and enjoyed the snowy whether over several cups of hot chocolate.