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by Cattitude Cattitude (Member)

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

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WWYD

  1. 1. Go away?

    • Take the vacation, only live once
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    • Go to work, bandaids are more important, c'mon!
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Enjoy! You deserve it. 

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TriciaJ has 35 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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Since I spent K-12 in schools that didn't even have a nurse and we all lived I can't for the life of me think why you would cancel your vacation.  For one day!  Calling in sick probably would not be believable.  Is there a chance you could level with admin and tell them you won't be there?  Since the vacation is nearly free you could offer to give up a day's pay.  Is there something onerous you could offer to do in exchange?  Like chaperone the next outing?

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Public High School Nurse.

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This is my very first year as a school nurse (and I'm enjoying it!), but even to me it is painfully obvious that the teachers and administrators routinely call in sick for events/plans they knew about weeks in advance.  Because if they ask for the time off like reasonable people, preparing in advance with coverage plans, they'll get turned down.     

We can never get subs - for teachers or nurses - because the pay I believe is $100/day.   Not our fault.  It's a dumb system that punishes responsible behavior....so you do what you gotta do.  Unfortunately the students are the ones who suffer, because they just end up losing the class hours while an assistant sits there looking at his/her phone.  

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

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Thank you    all. Decision made and I will have documentation covering my absence.  I have some issues with a guilt complex  so needed to run it by "normal" nurses lol.

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1 hour ago, Cattitude said:

Thank you    all. Decision made and I will have documentation covering my absence.  I have some issues with a guilt complex  so needed to run it by "normal" nurses lol.

Normal is subjective 🙂 ahaha

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Blue_Moon has 18 years experience as a BSN and works as a RN.

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Enjoy your trip!! I'm SO jealous! They took away our Spring Break a few years ago because we kept losing part of it to snow days and then no one would show up due to planned vacations. So now if we don't need those extra days we will get a random Monday off. However, we usually need them for snow. We have lots of teachers who combine any break with a few extra days for vacations all the time. Our principal lets them. However, as a nurse, I'd never be able to get that approved through my boss. So unfair!

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Personally, I think it is good for schools to occasionally not have a nurse for the day! It helps them appreciate us more.  

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