I am frustrated when I see consistent poor work ethic in some of my peers...some just don't bother to show up or even call...some show up every day 30 minutes late....and it frustrates me more when it is tolerated by my management team.
The sick calls are usually accepted, sick kiddo calls are tolerated too as most of us are moms and dads and can relate. If my coworker is truly sick I understand them calling in...they are putting me and my patients at risk as I see it, so just stay home.
I sure do tire of management's games : ie 'she called in 30 minutes before shift start so I can't replace her'. Well, call the agencies, call my manager to put on scrubs
and get in here!!!!! They are just manipulating us, IMO.
This happens more often on days...a nurse wakes up at 530 am and realizes she's running a fever of 102 and so calls in. If it hasn't kept her up all night she wouldn't know......so I can understand that, unless she does this every 6th shift or so.
Gotta add this: I am tired of ill appearing nurses coughing and hacking germs all over me at the nursing station during cold and flu season...it keeps the viruses circulating. Just stay home!!!!