I was talking with the grand-daughter of a patient this past weekend, she works in a small town facility. She says they are so short of nurses that care is a real issue but there is a hiring freeze in place at that facility. She said she uses caller ID, an answering machine, and has refused to let anyone at work know she has a cell phone
, because they call every day off she is scheduled. She said too, that smoking has began to be an issue there. If an employee smokes, it cannot be on facility property. I have been told at one facility, do not apply if you are a smoker. So, what is happening at your facility? Too much overtime expected? Too many or too few nurses? Is smoking an issue at your facility? Are hiring freezes in effect at most facilities here in WV?