GOOD MORNING, AGAIN, MY FAMILY!!
Well, the BIG day is Finally here!! I just can't WAIT to get out of work so we can start our trip South!!
I was looking forward to nice, warm weather, but I hear that it was sleeting in Dallas yesterday & Alicia said they had snow flurries!!! AMAZING!!
Well, I'm still at work for another 2 hrs & 45 min----but who's counting!!
Well, I got to work and absolutely had a MELTDOWN!!!
I told you I floated on Monday to a surgical floor; well, it wasn't my turn to float tonite--in fact there were a bunch of people who were in front of me, since I just went.
Well, They tell me I have to float to the geriatric floor!! HUH??????????
WEll, the other nurse was a Travel Nurse & it was her turn; & she was willing to go----the supervisor said I had to go because she didn't want the regular RN from that floor to have to work with just a Travel nurse--it should be a regular RN from the hospital--she said it was policy.
Well, where was this policy when I worked alone with a travel nurse every nite for several months; or when my friend on another unit has worked with a Traveler & only her?????????????
What gets me SOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo MAD
is not the floating but the making up of policies to suit the moment. You know what I mean??? And, of course, I can't find this POLICY
in writing anywhere; including on-line!!!
Well, I went & was not happy!! I could have refused & then I may have been in trouble for refusing to float. You know, I am near retirement & need this job yet for the insurance, so I am limited in what I can do; it was actually my first inclination to turn around & go home.
Well, I left an e-mail for my manager expressing my anger--but in a professional manner. Requesting to see this "POLICY".
or I was going to file a grievance or write a letter to corporate. You see, I don't believe this policy exists!! No matter what this supervisor says.
Well, my nite here started out bad, but it did get better. At first rounds found an IV SOOOOooooooooooo infiltrated!! Then I find out this lady is not just a HARD stick, but that even the RN's from the ICU had an extremely difficult time getting this one in!!Well, being a chemo nurse, I'm good with IV's-------------but not this good!!! Another nurse from my unit did finally get one in, but You could tell this has been infiltrated for a LONG time & the other nurse just didn't want to bother with it----the pt. only has a SLOW KVO rate with antibiotics. So at least it's running now.
Well, that about covers all of my complaints!!!
I'm sorry to vent on all of you, but I'm still angry.
Can you believe 2
RN's called in here tonite???On a Holiday???
Oh well, I'd better let it go!!
Again, I'm sorry I vented so much but I really needed to explode somewhere & better here then to the Supervisor!!
WEll, I just want nice, good thoughts now; Boy, Southern States HERE I COME!!!
I probably won't be back until tonite & by that time we should be in Joplin, MO!!
I'll see you all then!!!
Grace, I'm so glad you had a nice, mild Easter!! It sounds like Easter Monday was good for you!!
To Everyone--hope you have a WONDERFUL MONDAY!!