Jump to content
2019 Nursing Salary Survey Read more... ×

WWYD?

School   (894 Views 19 Comments)
by Cattitude Cattitude (Member)

Cattitude has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

38 Likes; 5,335 Visitors; 687 Posts

advertisement

WWYD

  1. 1. Go away?

    • Take the vacation, only live once
      44
    • Go to work, bandaids are more important, c'mon!
      2

46 members have participated

Super secret poll here LOL

Hypothetically, if you're district was taking ONE day from your Spring vacation so instead of 10 days off, you get 2 days off, 1 day on then 7 off.  Many kids will be absent that day as families do make plans.  However, it's "expected" all staff treat it as a regular work day.  Union states TPTB can give some staff off upon request but they tend to panic.  The kids will all be fine at this hypothetical school.  It's small (<300) and they have to do without a nurse when nurse is floated or is out sick anyway.

Amazing, super opportunity comes up to take an almost free vacation but it would mean missing that one day of work.  It could be potentially covered with documentation.  

Also adding that hypothetically you and your  traveling  companion have been through hell the past year and still going through quite a bit.  This would do wonders for both of your spirits.  

My general attitude about life is that I have devoted it  and continue to do so to my career. I also feel that family and loved ones, quality of life are all a priority.  I think there is a balance in there and sometimes trying to find it is tricky.  I hope this is clear (as mud). WWYD?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AN Admin Team has 50+ years experience.

7 Likes; 1 Article; 17,629 Visitors; 130 Posts

Please note per TOS:
 

Quote

 

The Basic Terms of Service

You agree NOT to post anything you wish to remain private on ALLNURSES.COM, INC as privacy is not possible on the internet.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cattitude has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

38 Likes; 5,335 Visitors; 687 Posts

Thanks Admin, will edit

or NOT lol.  I can edit this but not OP?

Edited by Cattitude

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flare is a ASN, BSN and works as a School nurse firefighter.

290 Likes; 2 Followers; 5 Articles; 33,461 Visitors; 3,898 Posts

soooo... i was in a similar boat last year.  I booked a little getaway for spring break and just when it looked like we were in the clear, bammo - over time snow days  that cut right into the spring break.  It was made crystal clear to us that the only way we could get away with justifying taking those days off (which i believe were going to be no pay days) was to prove that the plans could not be cancelled without penalty.  Fortunately for me, groupon is pretty flexible, so I sucked it up, and got my money back;  but I think you should LIVE!  TRAVEL!!  And your situation sounds like it's a bit different than mine.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AN Admin Team has 50+ years experience.

7 Likes; 1 Article; 17,629 Visitors; 130 Posts

16 minutes ago, Cattitude said:

Thanks Admin, will edit

or NOT lol.  I can edit this but not OP?

Registered members have 15 minutes to edit a post after submission.

Members who need to make edits should report the post (click the triangle icon) and let us know how they wish it edited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cattitude has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

38 Likes; 5,335 Visitors; 687 Posts

3 minutes ago, Flare said:

soooo... i was in a similar boat last year.  I booked a little getaway for spring break and just when it looked like we were in the clear, bammo - over time snow days  that cut right into the spring break.  It was made crystal clear to us that the only way we could get away with justifying taking those days off (which i believe were going to be no pay days) was to prove that the plans could not be cancelled without penalty.  Fortunately for me, groupon is pretty flexible, so I sucked it up, and got my money back;  but I think you should LIVE!  TRAVEL!!  And your situation sounds like it's a bit different than mine.  

Thanks for sharing.  It's almost impossible to enjoy the break with  threats looming lol.  They do take it seriously, kind of.  I think I'll be ok. They don't fire people over it.  We'll see.  Those Spring coughs can really turn into full blown bronchitis easily! Kidding, kind of.  The poll really is lessening the guilt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
advertisement

BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

331 Likes; 1,634 Visitors; 326 Posts

Maybe you'll have eaten some questionable potato salad over that 2 day break & come down with some awful food poisoning.  You can't be vomiting on the children after all! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

157 Likes; 1 Follower; 4,490 Visitors; 428 Posts

Live your best life.

My vacation will be far from free and if we end up having to use spring break for snow make up and use our without-pay days to do it, I'm still going!

Also, our buildings have never gone without a nurse. If there's a high enough nurse absence rate that week that a building ends up with a nurse driving to/from to cover NECESSARY procedures/meds, maybe our sub nurses will actually be paid an hourly rate that is a good incentive to pick up more shifts or generate more applications.

And if it's my building that goes without coverage, I won't feel sorry. Teachers do this ALL THE TIME. Administrators do it EVEN MORE OF THE TIME. Life will keep moving and I sure as heck am not going to  let someone else's inability to run staffing put my life on hold. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

188 Likes; 11,082 Visitors; 1,082 Posts

I was in this situation last year where we had to make up a snow day on a Saturday and were told we HAD to report to school that day or we would be docked a day of pay.  My DD had a sports competition that was out of town that weekend and there was no way for mew to work.  A couple teachers had plans already as well.  Obviously this Saturday make-up day was not known ahead of time, so we were not able to plan ahead.  I (and the teacher who also had plans) did not come to work and were docked a day of pay.  It was def frustrating for me because I had several days of PTO that I hadn't ever used but we were not allowed to use PTO for this particular day to ensure staff would report to school.  It def was a less than ideal situation for everyone, but there was no way I was going to miss my child's event.  If we get one more snow day this year I will be in the exact same situation as last year and I fully plan on not working that day, pay or no pay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jlrm50 has 18 years experience.

25 Likes; 643 Visitors; 68 Posts

Self care is super important.  Nurses burn out quicker than many other professions and we need to make sure to meet our needs both mentally and physically.  Go for it! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nursmimi has 4 years experience as a BSN and works as a School Nurse.

3 Likes; 1,432 Visitors; 99 Posts

Go on that trip! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cattitude has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

38 Likes; 5,335 Visitors; 687 Posts

On 3/11/2019 at 3:42 PM, LikeTheDeadSea said:

Live your best life.

My vacation will be far from free and if we end up having to use spring break for snow make up and use our without-pay days to do it, I'm still going!

Also, our buildings have never gone without a nurse. If there's a high enough nurse absence rate that week that a building ends up with a nurse driving to/from to cover NECESSARY procedures/meds, maybe our sub nurses will actually be paid an hourly rate that is a good incentive to pick up more shifts or generate more applications.

And if it's my building that goes without coverage, I won't feel sorry. Teachers do this ALL THE TIME. Administrators do it EVEN MORE OF THE TIME. Life will keep moving and I sure as heck am not going to  let someone else's inability to run staffing put my life on hold. 

Thank you!  Yes other staff does it all the time. But because there is only ONE nurse it's somehow a huge deal. GMAB 

We are short on nurses throughout the district. NOT my problem. I do the best I can.  I can get medical documentation to cover.  I'm going somehow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×