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Specializes in Psych. Has 2 years experience.

On 8/28/2020 at 7:02 AM, TeflonNurse said:

Not me but my friend had booked a trip to Hong Kong or Tokyo or somewhere similar  a year in advance and when the time came for the trip we had a staff meeting scheduled during the time she was away. Our Nurse Manager tried to write her up for not being at the meeting...

 

(Edited to fix it, I don't think she was actually written up)

 

Your Manager needs an enema.  What an idiot.  Didn't she know the woman was on vacation?  What was so all fired important at that meeting?  And didn't the idiot manager even talk to the nurse before doing a write up and making herself or himself look like the total idiot he/she really is?

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TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

On 8/28/2020 at 4:13 AM, VivaLasViejas said:

Not surprisingly, the state was underwhelmed and chose not to make a big deal out of it, save for suggesting we find something else for Randy Andy to do. 

Like what?  Somehow, giving him a stack of washcloths to fold doesn't seem like it would cut it.

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

Not written up, but on my second to last day at a job that required navy scrubs I decided to wear kid-friendly printed scrubs since it was also the grand opening of the peds er where I worked. The charge nurse called the nursing supervisor who came to the department and pulled me out of a patient room and told me I needed to go home and change. I lived a 90 minute commute away so I told the ANM for my unit that if I went home I wasn’t coming back and would call out the next day too. So they got the department director to approve my being able to change in to OR scrubs to stay, which were NOT navy but thankfully I wasn’t exposing the peds patients to dinosaur print anymore. 
 

I hated that place. I kinda wish I’d just gone home and then called out the rest of my shift. 

I got written up for using a razor vs clippers for hair removal on a patient

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

On 9/1/2020 at 10:35 AM, mmc51264 said:

Putting one word in all caps in a message to someone. 

WOW!! THAT'S CRAZY!

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rntracy1, BSN, RN

Has 17 years experience.

On 9/1/2020 at 10:35 AM, mmc51264 said:

Putting one word in all caps in a message to someone. 

OMG! (Pun intended). I would probably be fired then because I do that ALL the time. Ha ha. It helps to make a point and if I received a write up, I'd PROBABLY continue to do it out of habit. LOL.

 

LPN9200

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Oh goodness, I have a few good ones. 
 

I was written up last Summer because I just arrived on the unit (10 minutes prior To my shift and not clocked in yet.) with my hair down. I had a HORRIBLE headache and was saving throwing it up until the last second. My charge nurse didn’t even mention it and actually commented on how “long and pretty” it was. 10 minutes after I clocked in she handed me a Write up for a dress code violation. 
 

I’m an agency nurse and a few weeks ago I had a run in with a charge nurse (that’s a story for another day.) but essentially she lost her mind in me for asking a simple question. I was called numerous names (the C word and “retard” being two of the worst.) 2 weeks ago I had a meeting to discuss why I wouldn’t pick up there anymore and that incident. I was then written up for failing to report it In a timely manner because I could’ve caused the other patients emotional distress and possibly abuse by the other nurse.

 

rntracy1, BSN, RN

Has 17 years experience.

1 hour ago, LPN9200 said:

Oh goodness, I have a few good ones. 
 

I was written up last Summer because I just arrived on the unit (10 minutes prior To my shift and not clocked in yet.) with my hair down. I had a HORRIBLE headache and was saving throwing it up until the last second. My charge nurse didn’t even mention it and actually commented on how “long and pretty” it was. 10 minutes after I clocked in she handed me a Write up for a dress code violation. 
 

I’m an agency nurse and a few weeks ago I had a run in with a charge nurse (that’s a story for another day.) but essentially she lost her mind in me for asking a simple question. I was called numerous names (the C word and “retard” being two of the worst.) 2 weeks ago I had a meeting to discuss why I wouldn’t pick up there anymore and that incident. I was then written up for failing to report it In a timely manner because I could’ve caused the other patients emotional distress and possibly abuse by the other nurse.

 

WOW!! I hope the nurse who called you those horrible names got written up too.  

Here's mine.  Like you, I get bad headaches.  Migraines.  I was an agency nurse, scheduled for a 3-11 shift.  I took imitrex before reporting for my shift. It works within 1-2 hours and I took it around 2ish so I wasn't too concerned.  During report, I was holding my forehead, because my head hurt. I told the reporting nurse, "I am listening to you, I just have a horrible migraine and I'm waiting for my medication to kick in."  Which it finally did. Of course she was fine with that. OMG, you poor thing, that must be awful. She was so sympathetic. Ha ha. Well, then, the END OF THE WORLD happened, LOL.  I got a call from my agency, I was written up because I forgot to change 1 patient's Duragesic patch.  I changed like 4 of them, plus like 20 lidoderm patches.  But, the reason I forgot her patch, according to the nurse, was because I wasn't paying attention to her report. She told my agency that I was just sitting there with my eyes closed and seemed like I'd rather be ANYWHERE else but there. I was like, "SERIOUSLY?? That's what she said?"  I so wanted to confront her. It wasn't like that at all.  I was like, she KNEW I had a migraine. I was soooooo mad. LOL

I once got in written up because I was the only nurse who didn't lie about a patient's constant refusal to take his meds. I mean, he would really fight and I documented how I made numerous attempts to get him to take his meds, but to no avail. All the other nurses who worked this assignment simply dumped the doses and acted as if there were no problems at all. Meanwhile, when I was re-assigned, a new nurse tried to give him his meds and documented the refusal & fighting (just as I had). 

My supervisor quietly "dropped the charges" but never apologized... in fact she assigned me to the worst, most difficult sections of the whole place! She remained very offensive to me from then on!