Friday, May 27, 2016
This does not make sense, at least not to me, in the nursing world because the usual work week is not Monday through Friday. This is not a Three Day Weekend for any nurse or orderly at the hospital, so calling out on Friday does not make it a four-day weekend.
But the masses call out. Technically this is not allowed, but there are no repercussions.
I prefer to have off myself, but not because I have travel plans. (No money.) The real reason is that I don't want to get pulled out of an office to work the floor with a nurse from Hell on a floor from Hell, which is where I usually end up.
My immediate supervisor scheduled herself off, so I could not be off. Being the sole person to show up to cover multiple departments does not protect me from being reassigned to floor work.
On my way to work I envisioned being alone in the office without my supervisor and enjoying the peace.
She showed up to work anyway. "Did you forget you have off?" I asked her. The day before I confirmed her day off with, "See you on Tuesday! Enjoy your time off!" She did not correct me yesterday.
Today, to explain her presence on her day off, a day that I could not take because she wanted off, she said, "I rescind."
I ended up not being pulled to work the floor, thank goodness. But you see how she plays these games with the schedule?
Now to enjoy my weekend.