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Absenteeism during probation

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I am a new hire in an ED and have had the following things happen in the past two months

GI problem /diarrhea. Missed 1 day

Hit a deer. Missed 1 day and got an apartment close to work so it wont happen again

Started menses 2 weeks early and was bleeding very heavily with clots. In ER where I work now being seen.

Finally during the Irma hurricane my Dad was in the hospital and got evacuated and my Mom is a total care at home so I was coordinating their care and had to switch a day at work.

I am on orientation so staff hasn't been short. But I'm concerned I will be let go because of all this.

Any advice on what to tell the next possible employer or how to salvage my position?

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Request a meeting with your manager now and tell her you know your attendance record has not been stellar. Tell her you are normally not a **** magnet and that you did get an apartment close to work to limit attendance obstacles. Tell her you certainly appreciate her patience so far.

In the meantime, you'll have to bust your butt to make everyone glad you were hired. Hang in there and good luck.

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Definetly talk to the boss now. It will show your concern. That will be good for you. If you can get some proof, like a hospital record for your dad if you can. Don't wait till you 3 month probation is over Good Luck

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Believe it or not. My dad coded this morning and they brought him back. He's on a vent with pressers going. So I'm heading down to Florida. Let my manager know and she said we would talk about my future when I got back.

I don't expect my dad will make it more than a day or two at the most.

And yeah, I'm not usually a ****magnet. Lol. That actually put a smile on my face in the midst of all this. Thanks all.

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Believe it or not. My dad coded this morning and they brought him back. He's on a vent with pressers going. So I'm heading down to Florida. Let my manager know and she said we would talk about my future when I got back.

I don't expect my dad will make it more than a day or two at the most.

And yeah, I'm not usually a ****magnet. Lol. That actually put a smile on my face in the midst of all this. Thanks all.

I am sorry to hear about your dad. Sending my best wishes to you and your family. Don't sweat your future at this time. It can sort itself out later.

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((((Hugs)))) I'm so sorry. I agree with TriciaJ -- worry about your dad right now. If needing to go to your dying father negatively impacts your job, then your manager has no heart and you're better off moving on. Focus on Dad, and be kind to yourself. My prayers are with you.

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Great comments and advice!

Edited by laurenpenrose
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Well, do you KNOW that your job is in actual danger? Have you received ANY written and or verbal warnings? 

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On 1/14/2019 at 11:08 PM, RNOTODAY said:

Well, do you KNOW that your job is in actual danger? Have you received ANY written and or verbal warnings? 

This thread is from September 2017; I'm sure the job situation has been settled one way or another.  The question is whether the OP has moved on or is still a member of this community.

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On 1/19/2019 at 2:10 PM, Ruby Vee said:

This thread is from September 2017; I'm sure the job situation has been settled one way or another.  The question is whether the OP has moved on or is still a member of this community.

These are the threads that drive me a little..ok a lot crazy!  Somebody resurrects a topic from years ago, usually by accident and I then re-read the whole thing before realizing how old the thread is and then the kicker, OP never updated and now we'll never know if her job was in danger or not!

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But there are some old threads I'd love to resurrect -- the one that started the Crusty Old Bat Society, for example.  I can't even remember the name of the thread, and I don't know if it found it's way over here.  Or the one about the "Old Biter Nurses".  Or how about the new nurse who was sure that clouds of mean people were following her everywhere she went?

 

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