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mercyteapot has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Dev. Disabilities, Health Disparities.

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You would offer to...

  1. 1. You would offer to...

    • Pay the entire cost
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    • Split the cost with them
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    • Wouldn't offer anything, but be open to negotiation
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    • Wouldn't pay anything and wouldn't be open to negotiation
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I am 95% certain I have otitis media. I'll call for an appt. as soon as the doc's office opens at 8:30. The problem is that I'm supposed to fly to DC on Wednesday for a conference. I know from previous experience that if I start meds this morning, I'm not going to be cleared to fly in 48 hours.

I know I will have to negotiate this with work, but I'm soliciting opinions here. Should I offer to pay for the whole ticket ($434, if that makes a difference in your reasoning), half of it, or none of it and just wait to see what they say?

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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I suppose I would need to know what their requirements are for this type of thing, mercy, before really rendering an opinion. But, I did vote.

When one is unable to attend a conference and ticket purchased, what does policy state?

I voted: no offer, but open to negotiation

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mercyteapot has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Dev. Disabilities, Health Disparities.

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I suppose I would need to know what their requirements are for this type of thing, mercy, before really rendering an opinion. But, I did vote.

When one is unable to attend a conference and ticket purchased, what does policy state?

I voted: no offer, but open to negotiation

I don't think we have a policy addressing this situation, siri. Now that you mention it, though, I guess before I open this can of worms, I should give HR a call and find out if I have any protections- it will be good to know that going in.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Hope it works out that policy states you are not required to pay the ticket since this is illness-related.

Good luck.

And, I hope you feel better, too. OM is the pits as a child and as an adult, you feel like you're gonna have to die to get better. ((((HUGS))))

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If you are not allowed to travel due to unavoidable medical reasons, I don't believe you should reimburse the hospital for the ticket or the conference. Illness is a fact of life, and yours will be documented by a physician's note. If you cancelled for personal reasons, that would be different.

I would encourage your hospital to contact the travel agent or airline to see whether a special exception can be made to re-issue the ticket in another staff member's name, and contact the conference committee to see if they would allow a substitute to attend the conference.

Hope you feel better.

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