Friday, January 1, 2016
Late, Lazy, and Entitled
Clerk: Marie, why aren't you at work?
Marie: It's my day off.
Clerk: No, Marie, it's not your day off. You are on the schedule.
Marie: No, it's Wednesday, my day off.
Clerk: Today is Tuesday.
Marie: No, it's Wednesday and I am off.
Clerk: Marie, it's Tuesday and you were supposed to be here at seven. Are you coming in or not?
Marie: Not on my day off.
Clerk: Marie, you are not off. So are you coming in or not?
Marie: Okay, if you say it's Tuesday.
Clerk: I do say it's Tuesday. Look at your phone.
Marie: Fine. I'll come in.
Clerk: Okay. Punch in when you get here and go to your home ward.
Clerk: PUNCH IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND GO TO YOUR USUAL WARD.
Marie: Oh, I'll just sign in.
Clerk: No, you won't. You will punch in when you get here so there is a record of when you arrived.
Marie: But I won't get paid a full day if I do it that way, so I'll just sign in. That's how I do it.
Clerk: You aren't getting paid a full day because you aren't here for the full day. PUNCH IN when you arrive.
Marie: Well, now I don't know if I can make it.
Clerk: Okay Marie. I tried. It's out of my hands now.
Marie is a nightmare to work with. She is more instrusive than the patients. She argues every assignment and ultimately does absolutely nothing. She is missing for most of the shift.
I don't understand why the hospital puts up with her but persecutes me.