called in sick 2 days in a row - page 2
I'm feeling pretty low everybody... I've called in sick for the past 2 days--- but I'm actually really sick... I can't get in too see my PCP for another 2 weeks and was told over the phone by him... Read More
Sep 22, '07Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 195; Likes: 138Quote from danissapcp=primary care physician.Take good care of yourself babe, hope you feel better soon! Just a wee question to all, what does PCP stand for, im guessing its your family doctor? (im in Scotland, our family doctor is our GP, General practitioner) Just like to be familiar with the terms here, but I agree with 2 weeks being an excessive time to wait to see someone when you are ill now.
To the OP, I hope you're feeling better soon.
Sep 22, '07Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 617; Likes: 257My husband is a travel nurse on a 13 week assignment. A few weeks ago he came down with bronchitis so bad that in addition to having a fever, he could NOT stop coughing, even with cough medicine. There was NO way he could be around patients in that condition. He works in the ICU.
The hospital he is assigned to totally gave him a hard time about calling off for two days. He went to the doctor and got a note, but they were still peeved about it. But check this out: the hospital's regular employees get paid 19 an hour, their health insurance consists of 50% coverage if they are admitted to the hospital where they work, DOCTORS VISITS ARE NOT COVERED, so if they get sick they also have to provide a doctors note, which they have to pay 100% of. No wonder they need travel nurses, nobody wants to work there, LOL. :angryfire
I sure hope you are feeling better by now. Being sick just plain sucks!
Sep 22, '07Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 2,560; Likes: 1,326Find a new doctor or go to urgent care.
If my doctor told me that without even seeing me, I would be finding a new one.
Sep 22, '07Occupation: LTC Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 3,422; Likes: 1,298Life stinks when we have to become adults, doesn't it?
Bills, bills, bills. Work and bills. Eat and go to the bathroom and work and pay bills and sleep a little in between. Burn yourself out in the hampster wheel and get nowhere.
Enjoy your time off and hope you feel better soon.
Sep 22, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Nursing Ed, Ob/GYN, AD, LTC, Rehab ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 568; Likes: 284Sorry you are feeling sick, get some rest and I hope you feel better soon. Catch up on your reading, tv, etc, sometimes a cold can be a nice little vacation in your living room
Sep 23, '07Occupation: LTCF- love my job most of the time.. notice I said most of the time. I want to go into foresnic nursing that is my dream, infact that's why I'm applying to go back to school Specialty: LTC ; Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 125; Likes: 29I went to work today-- which they gave me a hard time about.. They wanted me to do a double shift-- and I said no because I'm still not 100% but I went in even though I'm still stuffed up and coughing.. I wore a face mask all night for that reason... And they were pissed that I wouldn't stay for a double...
Sep 23, '07Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 5,969; Likes: 1,404A double shift?! How many hours is that? Even being healthy I would say hell no to a double shift, that's nuts.
Sep 23, '07Occupation: R.N. Joined: May '07; Posts: 3,228; Likes: 3,680Quote from CmariehartLet's see now...I went to work today-- which they gave me a hard time about.. They wanted me to do a double shift-- and I said no because I'm still not 100% but I went in even though I'm still stuffed up and coughing.. I wore a face mask all night for that reason... And they were pissed that I wouldn't stay for a double...
Have a lawyer draw up a contract stating that if you get sick or relapse (or have an extended recovery time) after working these extra hours, the hospital agrees to pay in full all costs incurred to include doctor bills for initial treatment and all follow-up care, all meds and treatments (prescription and over-the-counter), all transportation and other expenses that arise because of the illness or its treatment; that they will pay you full wages (including usual differentials) for the time you miss and that this will not be deducted from your PTO or sick bank. And that they accept full liability for any mistakes made in patient care while working extended hours, to include attorney fees and living expenses should any litigation occur as a result.
Then whip that baby out for them to sign the next time they make such a ridiculous request.Last edit by EmmaG on Sep 23, '07