What do you do when Work calls on your day off?

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Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses.


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?

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Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I let voicemail take the call, listen to what they want, and decide if and when I will call them back.

Specializes in Critical Care.

That is what caller ID is for!

Two words - "custom ringtone". :cool:

----- Per Diem Dave

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

Was that them calling?:cheeky:

I love it. I just say "no sorry" but still feel guilty. My old job I was the one doing the calling. I didn't mind hearing no at all, just went on to the next name on the list.

Specializes in labor & delivery.

I didn't answer when work would call.

Specializes in Psychiatry.

It is common courtesy to anwer the phone and say that you can't work. No one is holding a gun to your head. Once they know that you cannot work, nursing office can scratch one name off their list instead of waiting indefinitely for nurses to call back. I always answer the phone or call back if I'd missed the call regardless of what my answer is going to be.

Sometimes I've been in situations when we have been short and desperately hope that someone, just someone would be available. But not calling back or choosing custom ring-tone is just not my style.

I may or may not answer the phone... and will never call back. If I do answer the phone, I'm fine saying, "no" but I'll often go in... time-and-a-half is very enticing.

Specializes in ER.

Pfhhht. When they call 2-3 times a day they won't get a call back. I've been doing this so long I don't even have the ringer on any more. I have work friends that will call my cell if there's a huge disaster and they need me, but I'm done with the passive aggressive staffing mind games. If management starts coming in when they're DESPERATE then I'll come in, but not before.

Specializes in ER.

how much money are they offering for their desperation? double time? if not, no dice.

Specializes in ED staff.

Depends on if I need $$ and how much$$ are they willing to depart with. If I'm not in need I don't answer the phone.

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