Oh boy, its getting heated in here! My
If you can't make it, you can't make it. What else can you do? I look at it like this: I have more to live for than my job so if that means I have to wait until daylight when visibility is better to come to work or even miss work because of no transportation, so be it. Or better yet, they can send someone to come get me but I'm not risking my life. Yes there are some who will come and sleep over and then there are some who are not willing to do that and that's their prerogative. Do you know what my hospital offered those who were willing to stay? A cot and old pt rooms with no heat, hot water, or tv. Yes, I understand its not going to be the Ritz but if that's all we're worth to them, I'll take my chances on having to be a couple minutes or hours late or even not being able to make it. A nurse on the floor arrived to work after being picked up by security at 4pm for her 7a-7p shift! No surprises that they wanted her to spend the night. was her response and rightfully so. I just don't agree that all of the responsibility should be on the employees. At some point the hospital needs to step up and ensure that the employees who are afraid or unable to drive get there safely and promptly and have somewhere decent to stay if they expect that.