They only want the money.
The less staff that can do more procedures = more profit
It's nothing personal, but why should they be "fair" and adequately staff when you're giving them the money. That's what they are staffing for.
When someone says "I will not make you that
much money" and the cashflow stops, they have to get the cashcow(sorry,just an expression:kiss ) well again to produce thier life-sustaining cash.
They won't care that you refused, only that you can't make money if you're not doing procedures. They may choose to express that frustration with phrases like "you're just not a team player" or the nurse-manager bonding strategy, "you can see we are short today, we all just need to pitch-in (to make us more cash than we ever dreamed of
) and we'll get through this together
If your coworkers are not motivated by management's greedfest at thier expense, then you must be motivated to save your own ass. The fact is that they let management get away with it for one more shift when they accept a dangerouse assignment, and you reinforce those behaviors when you take report.
You're telling them it's ok.
They're just taking the money you're giving them.
It's nothing personal to refuse an assignment either................just sound business practice on your part. You are selling them your services. You should never sell them services that you can't deliver.