If you're sick...please just call in...please... - page 3

Hi all, Boy did I have a night from hell lastnight!!!!! I worked my usual 11p to 7a and and the other nurse on with me did a 3p to 3a and then her replacement came in at 3a...obviously. Well...the... Read More

  1. by   RNKPCE
    I remember several years ago we had this awesome cna. She was in her early 60's. Both of her parents were quite elderly and lived about 2 hours away. Both got ill and died within months of each other. Instead of taking a LOA she would just drive to be with them on her days off and occasionally have to be there on her scheduled work days. When the end was near for each of them she had a stretch off. She got written up/counseled for taking too much time off. Other than these occurrence she was rarely ever absent from work.

    We all encouraged her to bring copies of her parents death certificates with a statement to put in her personnel file for why she was absent. It never amounted to anything, but added to her stress. She retired about a year later.
  2. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from fergus51
    I can't stand people coming in sick. Can't stand it. In my facility there is no excuse for it since our contract is very specific in terms of that. No employee can get fired for being ill...snip
    Boy, I'd love to know where fergus works (snort!) :chuckle
  3. by   Blackcat99
    When I worked at an LTC in West Virginia a CNA's house burned to the ground and her animals got killed in the fire. She missed 3 days of work and got written up for missing those 3 days of work!!!! :angryfire
  4. by   fergus51
    Quote from LPNtoRN
    Boy, I'd love to know where fergus works (snort!) :chuckle
    Come to California. We need nurses

    I should warn you, we do have the other extreme nurses (the ones who will call in every Saturday night). They can be frustrating.
    Last edit by fergus51 on Feb 20, '05
  5. by   BittyBabyGrower
    Fergus, our union abides by the same rules. Our rules coincide with the unions and this is in the contract. Here, no one calls in on a weekend because you have to make it up in the next time up
    Last edit by BittyBabyGrower on Feb 20, '05
  6. by   fergus51
    "No nurse shall be disciplined for reasonable use of sick leave" (Article 19) I realize not all union jobs in California have the same contract though. I swear to God, let them try to discipline me for calling in sick..... Sick leave is a benefit of my job and I will use it when I need it.

    I wish we had that weekend policy sometimes
  7. by   Nurse Ratched
    OMG - the night nurse last noc was puking in between admissions. She looked like death warmed over. Sounded like she had TB in report this morning - couldn't get two words out without a cough.

    I told her she needed to march down to the house super's office and tell her she was too ill to come in tonight. Probably is back at work right now. Fer cryin' out loud - the world will not end if you don't come in (and it was not a money thing - she just wouldn't call off.)
  8. by   Blackcat99
    Yes isn't that wonderful when they come to work and expose us and the Residents :angryfire. The day nurse at the LTC was sick and coughing non-stop last week so she came in and exposed everyone. I'm sure that is just what our elderly people needed. What I don't understand is when management sees them coughing their heads off and doesn't send them home. :angryfire Management at our LTC saw her coughing her head off. :angryfire