Here are the results of last months survey question
Do you report overtime for missed breaks or late charting?
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Sep 30, '02
Because we are union, It has to be okayed by a supervisor. I don't like it though, it makes me leave with a feeling that I forgot something.
If we cannot get to a treatment, the next shift has to do it. They don't like that either. We have to doocument as to why we didn't get to it, like resident was out of facility, etc. Administrations says..."We are a 24 hour facility" What one shift doesn't do, the next one picls it up. Most people are pretty good about getting their work done on time.
Last edit by shygirl on Sep 30, '02
Sep 30, '02
Where I work, we have to fill out a form saying WHY we didn't take a lunch or stay over, and have a supervisor sign it. Well, since I'm the supervisor, I sign my own. But, I still give the reason I didn't take the break or went overtime, because they started to tell us we'd better not have OT, but we'd better get all the work done, too. Another insanity of the suits. Anyway, I started writing as the reason "too much work, too little time, too high acuity for the staff we have, and not enough staff." LOL! Of course, they dragged me into the "office" (oh boy!) and gave me a little discussion about my attitude. Me? Bad attitude? (wink) So, I started to charge them for the time it takes me to fill-out their OT form! :chuckle
Last edit by Youda on Sep 30, '02