Quote from EmilyLucille523
I personally hate when nurses call out for a snow storm especially if it's less than a foot of snow (I know that in this case it was a huge blizzard). The reason I feel that way is that one has to stay late or work a double to cover for that nurse who didn't show up. Why take a job like nursing when you know you have to be there no matter what!
I've lived in various snow states and have had my husband help clean out the drive way, leave my house 3 - 4 hours early, and drive 25 - 35 miles/hr so I can get to work in a snow storm.
I know your safety comes first but why is it fair for you to stay home when everyone else is in the same boat as you, and yet somehow they
show up for work?!?
I remember one time my husband got up at 4 Am -he shoveled us out and the plow came by and socked us in. He chased the truck and made the driver open the driveway. I would not let him stop for coffee. I was the first one in at work and I came the furtherest away! Was it appreciated, no.
Another time, I left home very early, I was the first one in hours before the others, I overheard her state she was mad that I didn't come in, while in fact I was there much earlier then her.
I have been in two car accidents and both times in was in snow and people plowed into me, is getting to work worth my life ? I don't think so,.
I say, the nurse should make every effort, but in the long run no one should be fired. The only exception would be if the hospital provided pick up service and has arrangements for the nurses to sleep. No way should nurses be fired.