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  1. Merrie82

    The Honeymoon That Never Came

    So, I am a very new nurse, ie, still in orientation. I am feeling a little befuddled, because I seem to have missed the everything is sunshine, and dewdrops, and kittens, phase of my new career. I'm hoping this doesn't mean I'm going to reach the 'boy I need a new job' phase exceptionally fast. Don't get me wrong, I like my job and my new unit, but I also am very much appreciative of my days off. I started thinking about this because it came to light (ie I had no clue) last that my new unit only allows us to use 2 out of 5 weeks of earned time, and the rest we are supposed to cash out at the end of the year. (Or use as sick time, but I have no plans to become 'sick' so I can use my earned time, its just not in me). I am feeling particularly salty and crusty about this earned time policy, and wish I had known of it before I accepted this position, as I do enjoy being able to take a day off here and there. In fact, I am feeling like a long weekend would be very good right about now 🤣 ....and that's what I'm sayin'! I just started and I'm already ready for a break 😮 LOL. I have worked in the same hospital where I am now employed for a couple years as a CNA, and prior to this I worked for the same organization in a different role as a crisis worker for 3 years. It's also worth mentioning that things are a bit hairy at my hospital right now, as we are in the process of voting on unionization. Also, the covid. My old CNA unit is a covid unit, or has been since March, so I was maybe already a teensy bit burnt out. A friend of mine that I went to school with who also works in the hospital, and has transitioned to a nurse in her dept (ED) is feeling the same lack of 🌞 and 🌈, so im not alone. I just hope that this is not a foreshadowing of the shortest career in nursing history 🤦‍♀️👀. This is my second career, and I cannot afford a 3rd LOL. Honestly though, did y'all experience the kittens 😸 phase, or jump straight to the "2 more days and I get a day off" phase? I really do like a lot of aspects of my job. I find it to be interesting intellectually. I like the hustle and bustle and organized chaos. As hard as it is, I value being able to be there for patients when they are struggling, or when they pass. I like feeling like I accomplished something at the end of the day. So that's good, right? 😅😃👀 Thanks for all your wisdom in advance❤
  2. 2BS Nurse

    Employee Health Covid Policies

    I am curious to hear about employee health Covid symptom policies out there. Are you required to report mild symptoms? If so, what is the policy about returning to work? PTO use, etc?
  3. ClaraRedheart

    No support with Covid

    I work for an amazing healthcare system, but have tried and tried again with calls and emails to HR with no calls back. I came down with Covid and feel like I'm on my own. If I even get paid this Friday, it exhausts the last of my PTO. My manager and supervisor have been great. HR is just not there though. I tried to do short term disability on my own with no guidance and my doctors office said that for them to fill out the paperwork, I have to test negative twice and set an appointment and bring it in person. Obviously, by then I can work and won't need it. But by then, at the rate that I keep testing negative, I'll be destitute.
  4. My manager informed us recently that we cannot use our PTO for the rest of the year due to a budget issue. Is this a common policy / problem?
  5. Admit it this is you. LOL! Don't you just hate it when work calls you to come in on your day off? What do you do? What do you say? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons
  6. Joe V

    Nurse on vacation

    Nurses, how far off is this from reality? Please share your comments, click like if you enjoyed this.
  7. A special occasion is around the corner and you want to take the day off. What to do when there are no volunteers? Has this happened to you? If you plan ahead maybe it isn't so difficult but for some it's not that simple. What's your workplace policy on taking days off? Please share your stories...
  8. Lovethenurse2b25

    Does your employer charge you for PTO?

    I work for an LTC facility that pretty much charges for pto. This is the first time I’ve heard of this. I actually worked for an assisted living facility for 9 years before company sold the property and we did not lose money for pto. I'm sure your wonder what I mean by paying for pto. This companies starting wage is $35hr but if you want pto your wage will have to drop to $33.50hr. This is were it gets interesting if you want PTO and Benefits your hourly wage is $32. With a hourly wage of $32 your annual salary would be Gross Income$66,560.00 Take Home $53,650.46 With an hourly wage of $35 your annual salary would be Gross Income$72,800.00 Take Home$58,040.30 The take home between the wages is a $5,000 different. I think this policy is outrages. And to top it off the benefits that they offer still come out of your check every two weeks. I feel as it they are forcing you not to want benefits and pto. Please share your opinion on this !