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  • 24

    Stop taking those extra shifts! You are teaching those who ask that you won't say no, and they know now who they can sucker into it. Your body and patient care will suffer if you keep this up. Stop it!

    Practice in the mirror if you have to, and remember "No" is a complete sentence.

  • 20

    Pretty sure that your employer is in violation of labor laws by allowing you to work all those hours. Pretty sure also that you are not working safely as a nurse. How could you be? 4 hours of sleep per night? 17 hour shifts??? Absolutely NOT normal working hours.

    You are only human and your body will not sustain this kind of pace for very long. You have to decide how many (if any) shifts outside of your assigned shifts that you WANT to work. Then stick to it. As long as you allow yourself to be run over in this way, you will be.

    In addition, the "being understaffed" will not change until management is forced to change it. If you (and others) continue to fill in holes in the schedule, they will never hire more nurses.

  • 15

    I'm not sure why it's your job to prove a point to your family? Surely you have more important things going on in your life?
    if he's pulled the wool over the eyes of his Dallas job, it will catch up with him sooner rather than later

  • 15

    To the original poster...thank you for telling an online community of nurses that you are grateful for all of us. I will give the benefit of the doubt in light of the insults that have been hurled in this thread, and focus on the positive.

    Nonetheless, the point has been made and this thread will be closed before it has the chance to implode with more nastiness. Have a pleasurable day, everyone.

  • 14

    Well, that escalated quickly. What a strange post, from start to finish.

  • 12

    Learn to set boundaries. Say no to extra shifts when you are already working over-time on regular shifts, you are not obligated to work anything other than your assigned shifts unless management mandates overtime. You are entirely correct that this level of work is not sustainable and not good for your health. Picking up extra shifts when you can manage it and when *you* feel like it is one thing however you don't have to solve the staffing problems at this facility - that falls on management not on you.


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