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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience and works as a Director of Nursing Services.

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To continue my series of articles of the top ten reasons we get fired. #7 is concerned with healthcare workers who call off or are tardy on a frequent basis. We have all worked with people who are late every day, or call off all the time. These kind of workers can be particularly annoying to all of us. Often they cause us to be late off duty or will delay giving us report which will often lead to resentment and bad feeling. You are reading page 2 of Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

madwife2002 has 26 years experience and works as a Director of Nursing Services.

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Wow brandy 1017 that is insane, how can they treat employees this way and get away with it? How many lates are you allowed before they write you up?

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redhead_NURSE98! works as a Registered Nurse/Attorney.

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It's hard to believe nurses are professionals when we are subjected to time clocks and God forbid if we punch in even a minute late! Ridiculous! How many people are working off the clock over fear and threats re overtime! I refuse to work off the clock. I do my best to get out on time, heck because after 1

I've worked salary and let me tell you, I'd rather be subjected to a time clock, because I get paid for every hour I work. Can't say as much for salaried jobs.

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brandy1017 works as a RN.

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A tardy is half a sick day and if you forget your badge that ends up being a sick day. After so many "sick" days you get written up, unless you have family medical leave, of course that doesn't help with punch ins.

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As a nurse with frequent vertigo caused by migraines, barely controlled by my current medical regimen, I live in constant fear of losing my job for calling out and frequently go in to work ( at a doctor's office) even when I'm so dizzy I can barely stand. The hospital my office is located in only offers 4 call in per YEAR! I try to save those for the days I'm throwing up everything I ate for the last week! The fact that my diagnosis is a Federally recognized disability, and I chose to still work so I can have private insurance means nothing to the facility. They would fire me in a New York minute and hire a new grad for half the salary if I dare cross that call out line. Its all about the money honey. The 18 years I gave to the institution before getting sick mean nothing.

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As a nurse with frequent vertigo caused by migraines, barely controlled by my current medical regimen, I live in constant fear of losing my job for calling out and frequently go in to work ( at a doctor's office) even when I'm so dizzy I can barely stand. The hospital my office is located in only offers 4 call in per YEAR! I try to save those for the days I'm throwing up everything I ate for the last week! The fact that my diagnosis is a Federally recognized disability, and I chose to still work so I can have private insurance means nothing to the facility. They would fire me in a New York minute and hire a new grad for half the salary if I dare cross that call out line. Its all about the money honey. The 18 years I gave to the institution before getting sick mean nothing.

There is an intermittent FMLA that would cover absences that happen on single days when you qualify for it. In those cases, once FMLA is in place, you do not get penalized for absences as long as you follow the protocol. I had intermittent FMLA in place for one year when my child was sick because I knew that I might have to call out sick due to her condition once in a while. Although I used it only very occasionally, it gave me peace of mind. Check out if you qualify.

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blondy2061h has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Nurse, duh!.

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It's hard to believe nurses are professionals when we are subjected to time clocks and God forbid if we punch in even a minute late! Ridiculous! How many people are working off the clock over fear and threats re overtime! I refuse to work off the clock. I do my best to get out on time, heck because after 1

My hospital doesn't have nurses use time clocks. Because they're professionals.

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Rocknurse works as a Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

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There is an intermittent FMLA that would cover absences that happen on single days when you qualify for it. In those cases, once FMLA is in place, you do not get penalized for absences as long as you follow the protocol. I had intermittent FMLA in place for one year when my child was sick because I knew that I might have to call out sick due to her condition once in a while. Although I used it only very occasionally, it gave me peace of mind. Check out if you qualify.

Yes, I have this also for endometriosis, because that darned Aunt Flo comes every month...

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What SICK days? If I'd had sense to call off AT ALL, I might still have a job at some places. Should have used days to look for wk. Was wkg for idiots. Told my CNA's if they didn't cont.to wk mult. doubles (N-D) cos "under fire code", they'd chrg them w/ job abandonment. They just refused to hire more staff!

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RNKPCE works as a RN.

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My hospital doesn't have nurses use time clocks. Because they're professionals.

When we got time clocks incidental overtime went up because staff were no longer donating the 10 minutes here or there.

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