Need to vent and complain!!!
Do any of you work at a facility that participates in staff reductions? At my facility a staff reduction is when they call you and TELL you that you have to stay home for 1/2 or all of your shift depending on patient census and/or overstaffing.
Today, the nursing office called me and asked if I wanted to stay home until 1900(was orginally scheduled for 1500-2300 shift). I said no, can't afford it, called off last night due to son's illness. So, I get in the car and get about 5 miles up the road (45 min drive to work) and the nursing office calls me back and tells me that I HAVE to stay home due to mandatory staff reduction.
So, now I have lost 16 hrs of pay. I just keep thinking that a few more weeks I will graduate and not have to work at this hospital ever again! The only reason I stay is because it is one of the only hospitals around that pay LPN's a decent wage.
Thanks for listening to me rant and rave :kiss