If I hear this one more time I'm gonna scream! - page 2

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  1. by   RyanRN
    How about "that's the staff you're getting, so don't call this office back and I don't want to hear a word about it!" TRUTH

    I'll take ice cream or pizza today.
  2. by   nurse51rn
    In my building, it's "live with it" or "deal with it"...
  3. by   nimbex
    "It may not be IDEAL, but it's the best we can do staffing wise"

    Yeah, down a nurse and no secretary!
  4. by   Hardknox
    For the last 21 years I've worked in a union hospital and the staffing was BAD and we heard all if the above quotes so unions aren't the answer to our problems. And what's up with the pizza...every crisis we got pizza. As if our butts weren't big enough..... When will the lassie that told me there was a line waiting for my job notice that it's no longer there?
  5. by   shay
    Rock on, preach it sister nell!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have nothing further to add other than 'AMEN!!!' and 'CAN I GET A WITNESS??!!'

  6. by   adrienurse
    You get Pizza and ice cream!!! The last time I was forced into working overtime I got a voucher for $3.43 in the cafeteria. Guess how far that spread?
  7. by   fedupnurse
    Hardknox, I too work Union and it isn't the be all and end all particularly as far as staffing goes. A union is only as strong as its' members and if you don't have a militant membership you are literally throwing your money away. That is why I am so seriously considering going Agency. I have had enough of the ambush style tactics of our suits.
  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    You said it,Hardknox. Me Im a Iced tea drinker, never did like lemonade. Me, I also like cutting my own deals.Unions will interfere with that, they dont like it. The unions want the same deal for everyone. I am not everyone!!!!!! I am myself and can offer incentives to get a better deal for myself.

    Fedup,I hope things work out for you. Remeber no one is going to take better care of you, than yourself. So if agency is the way for you then, go dor it.................................

    where and what is this central core

    can you describe exactly what a doo hickey is, I aint never seen one, and where is the room they hang in

    doo wah ditty
  9. by   glassam
    Reading your replies makes me want to run down and give my Chief Nursing Officer a big, wet kiss!! She has too much respect and love for nurses to offer pizza. Instead, she'll offer a solution to the problem. Of course, she has developed a wonderful, supportive nursing department, and the culture at this hospital is warm and supportive, also. Bottom line: we don't have a staffing problem because no one leaves. Very fortunate!
    Your replies also make me heartsick. Boy, we have such a long way to go!!
  10. by   nell

    No location, no info. How can we move there if you don't tell us anything? I'll take respect over pizza any day!

    You must be at Allnurses Hospital!!!
  11. by   sjoe
    glassam: do you work at a Magnet hospital? If you let us know where you do work, your place will be swamped with applications, trust me. If they offer a referral incentive, you could become rich.
  12. by   Nurse Ratched
    Our house supervisor will tell us that we are short (whatever it is that we are short) and tell *us* to start calling people to see if they will come in. I am not the regular charge nurse; she will start doing this despite carrying a full patient load herself. Last time I charged, same situation and I just asked (very politely), "Isn't it your role to figure out staffing? I have patients to take care of, and we *are* short. Let me know who we can expect."

    Miracle of miracles, we got someone! My charge (who is a very sweet lady who wants to be as self-sufficient - read: not labeled as a whiner - as possible) got some friendly counseling about the wonders of assertiveness .

    It fries my gasket the worst when we are short a ward clerk of all people and the super thinks we have time to MAKE phone calls between answering them and entering stat orders on top of our usual duties.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by URSULA
    How about this one, " I have a stack of applicants just waiting to take you job". Do you really???OK, just kick my a@# on the way out the door.
    My boss did the "I've interviewed several new grads - if people don't shape up, there are some bright shiny pennies out there to replace them with".

    Several people left - for the first time in years, she has had to sign on contract nurses - so much for the "Bright shiny new pennies":chuckle :chuckle