I don't wanna go.....

  1. I am sitting here putting off going to work. I know it is going to be hell. I think there was empty bed left yesterday.... We got slammed Wed afternoon....5 admits from 3-7, and then 4 more from 7-11....I work on a general med-surg floor....I know we will not have adequate staffing...on Wed I begged for another nurse for us at 3, just to be told that we didn't need it. Of course that manager was able to leave at 3:15p, while we sat there sinking. I have been around a lot longer than that manager and I can pretty much tell when we need extra staff....doesn't usually take an Einstein to figure that one out..... Well, I need to get a shower and head to work.... I will check in this evening sometime (if I am still conscious)....:stone
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    I feel your pain. I was asked to come in yesterday b/c of the same thing.

    Is there anyone you can plead your case to besides that manager? It's so unsafe to be in those conditions (mental, too!)

    Good luck today. I'll be thinking of you when I go to my personal hell that is work....

    Kristy
  4. by   deespoohbear
    I will remember you too. I work 12's, so it will be a long time before I have a chance to check in. Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go.....
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    ACK! Me too!

    Heather
  6. by   Mkue
    Have a good day !
  7. by   Tweety
    Hope you had a good day. Those 3-11 shifts are murder for the admits and discharges.
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Well, the shift went much better than I had hoped for. Our floor started out with 31 patients (our capacity is 32) this morning at 0645 and by 1900 we were down to about 15. We did 13 dismissals from 7-3... I think that is a record for us...whew, I am tired. But it went better than I had hoped for when I left this morning....so I am content...
  9. by   plumrn
    The last day I worked I went in @ 0630 and did not clock out until 2100. Too busy to chart during my shift. I was still answering lights and phones for the pm shift while I sat at the desk trying to chart (computer), because they were all out on the floor. (no ward clerk) Wheewww! the life of a nurse!
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    The day was allright. The best part was when we all went out drinking for about 5 hours afterwards!

    Dummy me forgot to throw my wallet in my bag that I carry to work, so I have to go back to the bar today and pay my bill! It'll be interesting to see how much that is!

    Heather
  11. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Dummy me forgot to throw my wallet in my bag that I carry to work, so I have to go back to the bar today and pay my bill! It'll be interesting to see how much that is!
    hehehe probably something resembling Norm's tab at Cheers :chuckle

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