Two Days

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  • Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

New hospital policy is that you can only have 2 days off a year, a rolling year. We went from six days to two days. Does not matter why. No doctor notes, et. We​ receive merit salary increases partly influenced by attendance.

Very unhappy employees.

Has 13 years experience.

Those 2 days don't matter if sick, PTO, etc? I don't know many employees who will stick around for that.

Cardiolyte

48 Posts

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

We are thinking that next will be a cut to our PTO.

mtngrl, ASN, RN

312 Posts

What do you mean? 2 sick days? Where I work there is no difference with sick/pto. We just have pto and use it for whatever we want.

NICUmiiki, DNP, NP

1,774 Posts

Specializes in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Has 8 years experience.

We can only miss two days in a rolling year also.

But that only applies to call ins that leave the unit short. If someone covers your shift, you were granted vacation time, or you you are on some approved leave, it won't count against you.

Our PTO is also in one general use account.

llg, PhD, RN

13,469 Posts

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 46 years experience.

My hospital got rid of separate sick days several years ago, too. Now it is all in one PTO category.

Cardiolyte

48 Posts

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

That was what we had until January 1/14. After 2, a verbal, after 4, a written, next termination. AND it goes back in time to your last call in. 99% are receiving a verbal warning. It's hard to wrap our heads around it.

TiffyRN, BSN, PhD

2,311 Posts

Specializes in Nurse Scientist-Research. Has 30 years experience.

Discover the protection of FMLA. Some know FMLA from their maternity leave but it can also be used intermittently for chronic conditions that flare up. It has been known to cover conditions such as asthma, migraines. . .I'm sure with a cooperative MD it could cover conditions such as arthritis and anxiety.

Just saying, federal job protection against insane attendance policies.

I used to always be on some kind of discipline for calling in; I have chronic migraines. The more I was disciplined for calling in, the more anxiety I suffered, which further exacerbated my migraines. Since discovering FMLA I've stayed out of trouble with attendance. I still call in "regular" sick when I am not having migraines, but that is extremely rare.

Cardiolyte

48 Posts

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

If you are late twice it equals 1 day, and we can not leave our shift early, that also counts.

Cardiolyte

48 Posts

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

Our unit is ALWAYS short. RN's quit in groups! We have 2-3 float pool RN's on any given day.

OCRN3

388 Posts

Specializes in Med/surg, Tele, educator, FNP. Has 16 years experience.

Why do they quit in groups? That's interesting to me, I've seen it happen on the unit I worked too. They say it's unrelated but I'm not so sure. One nurse told me it was cause the fun nurse left, there was no point in sticking around. Floor nursing is only getting harder, and with so many new grads willing to take jobs, I think employers feel that a RN is a dime a dozen now.

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Cardiolyte

48 Posts

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, MICU. Has 10 years experience.

Our management has cut back on everything RN. No bonus for picking up extra shifts, no meal passes, no, no and more no. Nurses should not be in it for the $. So, no cost of living raises, first one in over 7 years was 0.75. Mandatory everything, staff meetings at 0715 and 1515 only. Hiring only new grads that don't yet care about the pt more than their popularity. Micromanaged. No relief for lunch, no breaks at all. Management plays favorites, does not come out of their offices to help out. They actually yell at employees, usually at the front desk. And we've been on mandatory 80hrs for over a year. Those that work 72 hrs have to work an extra 8 on any shift management picks.