No Call/No Show - page 2

I am so mad!!!! Here's what happened....On Sunday at 3:15pm the phone rang and my daughter answered it and it was the day supervisor. She asked, "Where is your mom? She is supposed to be here." ... Read More

  1. by   Jenn CLPN
    I would not of signed the write up either. Where i work there is no box marked that you are signing but disagree, you can write a rebuttle about the accusation. Some supervisors like to feel in control about writing people up. I would probably think twice about picking up extra shifts now. You have done them all these favors and now they cant give you the benefit of the doubt!
  2. by   jadednurse
    Total crap, you have a right to be angry. I agree w/ suggestions from previous posters. Don't let it to whomever you must to get your side of the story DOCUMENTED
  3. by   -jt
    If you dont sign it, it goes into your employee record as is & that doesnt reflect well on you. Youd be leaving it without any indication that there was another side to the story. I would have signed it -- AFTER also writing "signed under protest - I was not scheduled to work that day - see attached."

    And then on a separate sheet of paper, write my version of what actually happened, adding a copy of the schedule to prove it.

    The I'd file a grievance with the DON to get the whole thing removed from my record. If she refused, Id step the grievance up to the VP of Human Resources.

    Even though you didnt sign it at all, you could still follow through with a grievance to get the discipline removed from your record.

    Good luck.
    Last edit by -jt on Jun 1, '03
  4. by   nursenoelle
    Jude- this is clearly another case of abuse of power, others have said, write a statement. They a have huge one in my file from a recent fiasco.
  5. by   PhePhe
    I would be very angry. Maybe you should pick up your extra shifts at an agency?
    As I said in another post, management is always quick to chastise the RN, but when it comes to Nurses Aides or other union staff they suddenly get cold feet. We nurses put up with so much CRAP!
  6. by   Teshiee
    So typical. I agree with you don't sign nothing you felt you were innocent of. They love you when you work your azz to the bone to cover shifts no one wants to do and when something like this happen they are ready to cut you at the knees. No loyality only to thy self.
  7. by   jude11142
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    That's too bad. Our baylor people work every weekend. Curious as to why Sunday is a extra shift for you. What plan are you on.

    You could have signed "signature signifies receipt not agreement" or something like that so it goes on record that you disagree rather than refused.

    What's irritating is how quick they were to write up a warning rather than the off-hand chance that you might be telling the truth and giving you the benefit of the doubt. A more effective way of dealing with it would have been to offer you an apology for a possible mistake, but if a pattern develops you're in trouble.
    We have a "weekday 16 hr baylor, work 32 get paid for 40hrs"......I work 3pm until 7am twice a week, usually on mon and wed. Our weekend baylor shift are 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am. Anyways, with call-outs, requests off and short one weekend baylor we tend to always have several shifts available on weekends.........I didn't get an apology, actually haven't heard anything else, except by my evening shift supervisor who believes me and did tell head sup that , but ya know what that gets me, lol...........

    I don't understand either why I was written up since I have never not showed up for a shift, I don't call out, I work extra often, and I get along with my coworkers etc..........weird.

    Thanks to everyone for their support and for letting me vent.

  8. by   jude11142
    wow, thank you all for your support on this. it sure is a nice feeling when you have people behind you and i really appreciate all of your suggestions and your support. goes to show that when push comes to shove nurses unite!! thanks again,

  9. by   Tweety
    Jude, that Baylor plan sounds very intoxicating. Which we could do that here, but 16 hours would probably kill me.

    That's what I like best about this site, that you can vent here among people who understand and are supportive.