Originally Posted by gctest50
That's ok if it happens once in a blue moon
If it's happening all the time and yer putting up with it , it's just martydom
###LMAO AGAIN.. jo public just can’t understand the reality of the job. Nothing to do with “martydom” sp
And again, I said that I wasn’t complaining about it. ####
Total up the hours and get them off a future days shift ( get a half-day or something )
###Get a half day???
When you have 30 patients and a max of 3 staff nurses including yourself. Half days don’t exist on hospital wards. ###
DON'T accept cash for the excess hours - they love fixing cr@p by just firing money at it
Just stop work in plenty time and do your notes so you are out the door at 20:30
Unless there is a bus crash or something, you stop in good time and do yer notes and gtf out the door
It's abuse at the moment. Plain and simple.
F*ck that, change it
I never metioned notes when I said that it’s necesaery to stay late sometimes.
You could have a patient back from theatre & it’s up to you to start their post op care. You could have a confused patient with Alzheimer’s kicking off (the night staff need to get medications started so they aren’t able to sort it out).
You could have an admission at change over, this is your responsibility to do.
These are just 3 examples. There are MANY more variables.
The reason I mentioned the working hours not being strictly 37 hours (as another poster posted) is because that is not the reality and it’s not martyrdom either.
(( sorry I made a blip replying, the ### bits are mine, I’m on my phone & it’s not cooperating)
****Further addition as you edited your post after I replied.
It’s a BIG stretch to say that people will be killed by nurses going on strike.
Deliberately obtuse to get a rise.
I’m not biting ;-)