Morning! I finally got in on one of these threads before the day ends! YAY!!
Tweety, I know what you mean about hectic and NEEDING the break. I think it should be mandatory that while we are on lunch, we are REALLY on lunch. You know, we are relieved from our duties for our 30 mins. to eat. Wouldn't that be great.
Ok, I guess I'll make that the QOD. How many of you get to take TRUE breaks, where you do not have to constantly worry about your pts. wellbeing, at work?? How often?? Is this your place of work's policy, or is it just something you do??
I do take my break, but only because I am still an orientee. I'm never alone, anyway. But I still have to worry about what will happen if my pt. bradys and no one feels like getting off their rear to help the kid while I'm eating. Our policy technically says we are allowed to take a break ONLY if pt. load and time permits. So basically, yes, we want you to work, but we don't want to pay for it. If we miss our lunch, we have to submit a REQUEST to be paid for that half hour, and justify why we couldn't take a break. They never get approved.
I'm going to the beach again today, but I don't think I'll be swimming in the ocean. One near-drowining is enough for me, thank you very much!
I'm going to bask in the sun and enjoy the waterpark instead. Have a great day, all!