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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Sometime back, on geriatric psych, an excellent staff member LPN who recently got her RN, Danni, needed to leave about an hour before shift change due to personal matters. The charge nurse had no problem with that- there were no pressing matters and the unit had adequate staff coverage.

Danni informed the House Sup who replied, "You know, this will have to be put down as a call off?!" Danni said, "I don't care if you put down 'Danni called off ' in big letters on the whiteboard down by the time clock, I need to leave!"

Danni is really funny.

I was waiting in the lobby Friday night before clocking in, about 1850, chatting with another nurse when Colby, a dayshift RN hurried past. "Where're you going?" the other nurse asked. "They think my daughter broke her leg!" We responded accordingly and Colby went on his way.

A little Colby background: A clam, excellent Frontier Fremont-looking RN who works on the women's psych unit who I once called "sort of a legend". I could go on and on, but you get the gist.

Colby appropriately informed the House Sup of his need to leave hi shift 10 minutes early due to his little daughter's injury.

 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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I am assuming you meant calm (not clam) but I have worked with quite a few clams (slimy, lives buried in the sand half the time).

One day I was told that the unit needed to send someone home because of the census, I was per diem so it would be me. I had worked 4 hrs and was told by the staffing office to go to lunch and come back and they would tell me IF they had somewhere (another unit) for me to go. I told them that was fine but I would expect to be paid the 30min if they were unable to float me somewhere (if I continued to work then fine, that was my lunch break an no need to pay). Well as you can imagine they argued the point that I had to eat anyway, and I argued yes but if I am off work I am not staying here to eat, and of course they are mandating me to stay. They said no they were not going to pay (jf they sent me home after that), and I said then in that case I am not staying. They threatened to call my manager down (to the staffing office) and I said that was fine with me. They called, she came down, heard the story and agreed with me. 

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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19 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

I am assuming you meant calm (not clam)

Dagnabbit, Daisy! 

Because of you, because I love you, I AM GOING TO REDO THE ENTIRE POST!

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Are you happy...

...now?

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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7 hours ago, Davey Do said:

Dagnabbit, Daisy! 

Because of you, because I love you, I AM GOING TO REDO THE ENTIRE POST!

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Are you happy...

...now?

👏 Yes, the anal part of me is now happy, thank you, thank you very much🤓

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RN-to- BSN has 6 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in SCRN.

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I'm so hung up on the terminology.  I'm sorry, I know it's a rabbit hole.  Where I grew up, if you notified your supervisor that you couldn't come to work, it was called "calling in."  I now live in New England, and here everyone calls it "calling out."  Apparently wherever you live, it's "calling off"??  That's too many options..

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Speaking of calling in or out, or off, the weekend option contract at Wrongway has been changed. Weekend option RNs can call off only two shifts a year or they will lose the time and a half pay.

Administration was so determined that we note that part of the contract, they highlighted each contract. 

I figured, if they could highlight a portion of the contract, I could cross it out.

So I did. And then I signed it.

It feels really good to be free to retire at just about any time!

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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9 hours ago, Davey Do said:

Speaking of calling in or out, or off, the weekend option contract at Wrongway has been changed. Weekend option RNs can call off only two shifts a year or they will lose the time and a half pay.

Administration was so determined that we note that part of the contract, they highlighted each contract. 

I figured, if they could highlight a portion of the contract, I could cross it out.

So I did. And then I signed it.

It feels really good to be free to retire at just about any time!

When they need you more than you need them, life is just better.  😎

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