Can you believe this cr*p??? - page 2

My grandfather died unexpectedly Thursday. My grandmother was out of town, and I was notified at work. I left work to go find my grandmother and tend to all the funeral things for her, as I knew... Read More

  1. by   Noney
    Sorry about your grandfather. when you return to work don't let them know they upset you. It just makes it worse.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    So sorry for your loss.

    I like that red line idea. . . .

  3. by   jemb
    (((((Karo))))) Sorry about your grandfather's death.

    Also sorry you had to deal with such insensitive idiots where you work!
  4. by   LBaker
    Please accept my sincere condolances on your loss.

    I can empathize with the phone call. I too, was called during the funeral for my husband by my nurse manager, she told me that in order to be paid funeral leave I'd need to bring in a notarized copy of the death certificate. Can you see why I did not return after "yes you can have the day of the funeral off only" leave I was granted?
  5. by   bedpan
    Karo - my deepest sympathies for your loss

    Before starting nursing school I worked for an industrial manufacturing company

    My mom died last year on a Tuesday and I immediately called in and took the rest of the week off - had to leave a voice mail with personel of course because they never answer the phone personally - Anyway, the day of the funeral I recieved a call from the same person I had left the voice mail with, asking where I was - I told her and said that I had left her a voice mail - her response was "Oh I am sorry, I haven't checked my voice mail" Ummmm - haven't checked it in 2 days? Why have it if you don't check it? - Then she asked me if it would be possible for me to come in that day for "just a little bit" to take care of a few things! Needless to say my response wasn't "I'll just blow off this unimportant funeral and rush right in"

    Also no flowers, card or any other symbol of sympathy from this company for my loss either

    This is the same company who when I was injuried on the job (shattered finger - 2 operations, off work 6 months) never bothered sending a card nor did I even get the first single phone call from them for the entire 6 months I was off, even tho I was injured on the job and was injured due to faulty equipment

    Most places where you work are now like this even outside the medical field - employees are simply pieces of equipment like any other piece of equipment - Use it up and then just replace it when it no longer operates as you want it to - It has become the American way of doing business
  6. by   Tweety
    My condolences.
  7. by   oramar
    When staffing secretary does staffing this stuff happens allthe time. It is not there fault that they do not get the message and they have no way of knowing what is going on in clinical situation. 99% of staffing is done by our own unit people, every single RN is involved with aides and LPNs giving a LOT of input. This sort of problem you describe is very rare. There is a staffing secretary but they are only called when all else fails, I am suprised they have not eliminated position.
  8. by   KaroSnowQueen
    ora, you don't understand that this SAME girl got the message, I spoke to her Thursday, left it on HER voicemail Friday and spoke to HER again on Friday evening. Yet SHE is the one who called during the funeral. SHE alone does the staffing. I find there to be no excuse for her behavior. Yes, we are all absent minded, but you'd think she'd at least make a note that such and so called in because of>>>>>>>>funeral, illness, whatever.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My most sincere condolences and I am sorry for your ordeal. Please accept my online ((((((HUGS)))))))

    having lost a dearest loved one this week, I can certainly relate and commiserate!
  10. by   ?burntout
    My sympathies go to you and your family. I am so sorry.

    You would think they have a clue, but sadly sometimes, they don't. I was on a medical leave not to long ago and they called me wanting me to come in .....
  11. by   renerian
    Karo I am sorry your grandfather passed away......hugs,

  12. by   babs_rn
    I was once called when I was on Maternity week after the birth....people just don't think....
  13. by   NHLPN
    I am sorry to hear about your loss.