I call out sick for every major holiday that I am scheduled to work. When I return to work everyone greets me with smiles, cookies, and pastries. My boss gives me an apology card and says how wrong she was to schedule me. My boss says she forgot how I am the unit's most special nurse, and I am not needed on the most important days of the year. My coworkers say that they didn't mind having to pick up an extra patient to cover my shift. My coworkers said running around like crazy on the unit to make up coverage for my patients that I didn't have made them miss their families even less. Of course my coworkers really missed me because I am the unit's best teamplayer nurse- just not on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Labor Day, and 4th of July.