Management Timing Nurses Pee Breaks

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by ERArmyRNND ERArmyRNND Member Nurse

Specializes in ER. Has 11 years experience.

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2BS Nurse, BSN

Has 9 years experience. 675 Posts

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Leader25, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 39 years experience. 1,295 Posts

 And what do they plan to do with this information,where is the policy on this?How many were notified of new policy?Are they violating privacy by asking which nurses take medication,diuretics?Who keeps count?Where is the count written?Our union always told us ..when they start watching us, we start watching them..breaks,shopping on computer,telephone chats,flirting with the docs,leaving the floor etc...

Inform your local news stations - anonymously.

This is really disrespectful treatment by your bosses.  Is anyone timing them?

Raven Sierra

Raven Sierra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 5 years experience. 187 Posts

Overall, this is an insane move by management. Aside from being a violation of privacy and totally intrusive, are they really interested in losing all their nursing staff? Don't they realize it's a nurse's job market out there right now? And no one will willingly come on their team with this kind of micromanaging. Hope they are brushing up on their nursing skills, because they'll be the only ones on the floor soon. Then they can monitor each other.

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ERArmyRNND

ERArmyRNND

Specializes in ER. Has 11 years experience. 27 Posts

1 hour ago, Raven Sierra said:

Overall, this is an insane move by management. Aside from being a violation of privacy and totally intrusive, are they really interested in losing all their nursing staff? Don't they realize it's a nurse's job market out there right now? And no one will willingly come on their team with this kind of micromanaging. Hope they are brushing up on their nursing skills, because they'll be the only ones on the floor soon. Then they can monitor each other.

You're right and nurses are leaving but they don't seem to care. I went per diem and only work on the weekend there to avoid the ridiculous management.

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience. 6,837 Posts

If they bring it up, I wouldnt even respond. "It's not up for discussion, they were necessary breaks." If they want to discuss my productivity, or standard of care, fine. 

I'd love to see the policy on how many bathroom breaks, for how long, are acceptable for the company. 

AngelfireRN

AngelfireRN, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP. Has 15 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,288 Posts

I had a manager once haul me into a meeting and accuse me of playing on facebook while in the bathroom because she 'was watching my green light (the 'online' indicator on Messenger?) and it lit up when I went in and off when I came out'. I lit her up and told her it was none of her business and to seek help and a hobby.

Later on, one memorable day, she starts blowing up our group text with accusations of people being on facebook and consequences for the same. As I had my phone with me doing drug calculations, I ignored the texts because I was in with patients. Here she came barging in like a bull out of a chute, scared the patient half silly, and demanded I hold up my phone. She saw the calculator screen and got huffy, and then made some remark about me leaving my phone in her purse from then on. I told her right there, patient notwithstanding, that she didn't pay the bill and it wasn't her property.

I gave notice about a month later and she had the audacity to act offended.

 

I agree with the news, if you have something concrete where they admit to this. It's unconscionable.