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  • 32

    This is an ethical and legal issue. By NOT reporting it, YOU are just as guilty.

  • 25

    Quote from steti1221
    If anything, go in late, and tell the other nurse he/ she has to stay because you need sleep.... at least being late is better than calling out??
    PP- So your solution is to make another nurse, who has likely just worked 12+ hours and is tired him/herself, stay until the OP feels ready to come in?! Would YOU like somebody doing that to you? It's not the off-going nurse's problem.



    OP- I'm confused. You worked a 12 hr shift Friday that went until 3:30am, which would make it Saturday. However, you state you only had one night to get back to a 7am schedule. Saturday night and Sunday night make 2 nights to get back to a normal schedule. I honestly wouldn't be happy if a coworker called out because they were "tired" if it made the day harder for the rest of the nurses working (unless there were extenuating circumstances like being up caring for a sick child, etc.).

  • 18

    I would live in a cardboard box before I would compromise my integrity. Nothing and no one has the power to compromise my integrity.

    If you're not exaggerating here (and I'll be honest, I suspect that you are), do the right thing. Walk straight to a manager and report this with the urgency that it warrants.

  • 16

    OP: You do not have to give a reason for calling off. It's your sick time, and your business how you use it.

    That said: there is a real inculturation in healthcare that we are somehow altruistic in showing up for work fatigued. We are not- we are actually putting our patients, ourselves and those who share the roads with us in danger.

  • 15

    I have had a coworker call out for not enough sleep. She wasn't punished... it was her PTO...

    ...but none of us felt very kindly towards her after absorbing her shift, her excuse spread through the gossip channels, and people stopped being willing to trade shifts with her, cover for lunch, etc.

    You had time to sleep.

  • 15

    I worked Saturday night 7pm-7am on Sunday morning and today (Monday) came to my M-F job and was here at 7:30am...I don't think working until 3:30am on Saturday is really an impediment to working at 0700 on a Monday...


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