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I called in sick today, they didn't accept it.

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Specializes in "Wound care - geriatric care. Has 11 years experience.

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This how desperate things are getting. I'm sick can't go in today. But so many others have called off that my call off wasn't accepted. What does that mean? I have to work sick? They are sending the nursing squad to my home and escorted me to work by force? We can't be sick. That's it. Work until you drop dead. 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

Don't accept their lack of acceptance...

FNPtobe2020, MSN

Specializes in Critical Care, Corrections. Has 24 years experience.

I had a former place of employment call my phone TWICE after I called out sick as they had no one to replace me. I gave them 6 hours notice. Their staffing issues are NOT my problem. 
 

You’re sick OP. DO NOT GO TO WORK! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

I'm sure glad that I got out of nursing when I did. They would have to put me in a straight jacket I think. I think those useless ones need to learn how to do patient care again. On a scale from 1 to 10 I rate them a zero.

Wow.  I hope you're OK.  But you might want to change your user name to something anonymous if you're using your real name.

Leonardo Del Toro, RN

Specializes in "Wound care - geriatric care. Has 11 years experience.

18 hours ago, FNPtobe2020 said:

You’re sick OP. DO NOT GO TO WORK! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

Thank you for your concern. I feel better today, I think I got some irritation from those pesky blue masks, it almost turned into a bronchitis type of condition. Still going to call off today too. I need to get way better because I'm not just facing 8 hrs of crazy, it could easily be 16+ and I need to be in top shape to walk in there. They don't hire enough nurses and don't hire registry, so the thin and embattled staff have to cover all the holes, vacations...you know the drill

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 42 years experience.

18 hours ago, Emergent said:

 They would have to put me in a straight jacket I think. 

Straight jacket, Emergent? No way.

Haldol 10/Ativan2 IM and 5 point restraints would do the trick.

NotMyProblem MSN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

I once worked with a nurse who was out on sick leave/disability claim. The powers-that-be denied her claim and when the sick leave was exhausted, she felt she had no choice but to return to work. A couple of months later, she was dead. Miraculously, (🙄), they found someone to fill her slot.

If we wait for them to tell us we’re sick, we’ll be training our grandkids. 

Leonardo Del Toro, RN

Specializes in "Wound care - geriatric care. Has 11 years experience.

1 hour ago, NotMyProblem MSN said:

I once worked with a nurse who was out on sick leave/disability claim. The powers-that-be denied her claim and when the sick leave was exhausted, she felt she had no choice but to return to work. A couple of months later, she was dead. Miraculously, (🙄), they found someone to fill her slot.

If we wait for them to tell us we’re sick, we’ll be training our grandkids. 

Yeah, I think the point here is that admin sees nurses as regular workers, just like any other profession. It couldn't be farther from the truth. No one sees the kind of heavy body and emotional toll we have to endure and than some. I probably got sick due to burn out. Getting sick is the way you body tells you you got to stop now.  The other day passing meds, a patient just wiped his arm over me saying the most nasty things. Even though I know this guy is demented, the insult still real and when you are that burned out, you just say screw this BS. 

There is a real problem going on and one of these days, very soon there will be a day when all nurses will call off the same day. Instead of addressing this problem they still trying to play the heavy hand and transferring the responsibility to the staff, with things like, calling off is your problem, and you'll have to deal with. It's amazing how admin don't get it that nurses need more support. People are leaving or simply not showing up.

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Fla Nurse, BSN

Specializes in PP.

I don't understand why as nurses we are never allowed to be sick. I'm tired of this profession. I'm sorry this happened to you. 

Leonardo Del Toro, RN

Specializes in "Wound care - geriatric care. Has 11 years experience.

4 minutes ago, Fla Nurse said:

I don't understand why as nurses we are never allowed to be sick. I'm tired of this profession. I'm sorry this happened to you. 

I probably got sick because of all this pressure. I'm never sick. I'm not showing up until I'm 100% because I know, that when I go in again I'm looking at a warzone nightmare type workplace, so I must be in tip top shape.