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Mandate Fairness

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On 4/2/2019 at 11:47 AM, Jedrnurse said:

Yup. Staffing should be the responsibility of management. I'm referring to the "magical" ADA status that would allow one to work a full-time job but be exempt from mandating. I'm also reading between the lines of the other references the OP made to this person's work habits/behaviors on the unit. I don't buy this abuse of ADA. I guess we'll have to disagree.

Jedrnuse, you are not wrong. Beyond the ADA no-mandate, co-worker in question, often does not come to work in the first place. The funny thing is although they cannot be mandated, when they call off day shift gets mandated to cover them. Its great for morale! 

 

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On 4/3/2019 at 10:54 PM, Here.I.Stand said:

It was just a thought... besides I have seen nurses who work in procedural areas, or on my unit who are ECMO trained, and who work home hospice all have on-call hours in addition to their scheduled hours.  I have myself been put on call when census is low but not low enough to comfortably cancel us

Oh, I know - I'm guessing most people who work acute care have been put on-call at one time or another (self included). I'm just not sure whatever made all of us feel it was acceptable to not be paid for such (regardless if "it's that way everywhere" and regardless if it's buried in the "I understand and will abide by all applicable policies" employment-agreement stuff). Isn't it just a little weird that the first people to experience this didn't say, "Uh, wait a minute...". But, who knows....maybe there wasn't a nursing shortage then (🤭) and that's why no one protested.

I mean, employment agreements generally involve doing X for $Y. Not doing Z for $0.

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canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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I wouldn't put up with mandatory overtime, and I'm brave enough to say so in the employment interview. If I somehow wound up in a position that required it, I'd let my manager know that the amount of time I agreed to be available was set when I was hired. If they want to renegotiate the position, that's fine, but until we come to a new agreement, I'm not available for extra hours

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