Relatives Invited Themselves For Thanksgiving...

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Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 25 years experience.

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Don't you just hate it when people drop by unexpected especially on a holiday? Would you prefer to work on Thanksgiving Day or host the uninvited guests? Share your stories...

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

25 people coming! Yours truly cooking! Clinic closed for the day! Don't have a second job to go to!

Help!

By-a-thred, RN, ADN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, home care, corrections and psych. Has 30 years experience.

Go to your local hospital or nursing agency and see if you can get hired ASAP. I'm certain that if you make yourself available you will find yourself with at least one shift. 

 

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

29 minutes ago, By-a-thred, RN said:

Go to your local hospital or nursing agency and see if you can get hired ASAP. I'm certain that if you make yourself available you will find yourself with at least one shift. 

 

They will still home when I come back!😜

Growing up overseas, and not being in touch with my ex's family makes it null and void of having any panic attacks over relatives just dropping by. 

The only unexpected visits I get are from maintenance once a year or less. So thankful I have no one bothering the hermit in me 😄

Nurse4decades

Specializes in Rehabilitation. Has 42 years experience.

Screen your calls (if they don't leave a message, don't return the call. And if they leave a message saying they're coming, you can choose to not return their call or tell them you've got other plans already) then park in the garage and don't answer the door!

CommunityRNBSN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Community health. Has 3 years experience.

My relatives live 1,000 miles away and we have planned a trip to visit. It will be an adventure. One of the (adult) relatives announced today that they would now like to be referred to as “they” and by a different name than the one we’ve always called them by.
And my other set of relatives, who will be joining us, takes every opportunity to bring up how much better life was under DJT's reign. So… we are really setting ourselves up for a real 2021 holiday.