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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I have absolutely nothing to report. But just for fun, here is what my nurses felt moved to report to me over the long weekend.

1. Do you want to call X's mother? She wants to meet her son at his oncology appointment on Tuesday. I didn't know if you would be here on Monday or not so I thought you would want to know today.

Why would I want to call Mrs. X on my day off? Aren't you really telling me that you don't want to deal with a family member? Besides, its more fun to bother me on my day off isn't it?

2. Call me as soon as possible. I have to ask you some questions about Nurse B.


3. Nurse Z called off because she had to stay late last night and she feels like crap. I'll stay if that's OK with you.

And that wouldn't be OK with me because? Sure, I really want to come in and work the floor for you. Unfortunately, I have a little vino on board and would hate to lose my license.

This is my life. It's so sad isn't it?


Blogger kitty litter said...

look at the bright side Pammy...at least number 3 wasn't Nurse Z called off because she had to stay late last night and she feels like crap. I'm out of here...you better find someone

8:42 AM PDT  
Blogger Vanda said...

Pop over to my blog to give yourself a smiel.

Have you ever thought about telling them to only phone you if it's like urgent? Oh right, sounds like those phone calls were really important.

8:43 AM PDT  
Blogger scout said...

A coworker was working for a company that decided they didn't so much need a copy editor and layed her off, then for weeks afterward they would call her at home with grammar and punctuation questions. Um? Um! No!

Glad you refuse to get drawn into the workplace drama on your days off!

5:35 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Fortunately KL, it's against the law for a nurse to say "I'm outta here." They can lose their license for patient abandonment, something that is considered extremely serious. I have a certain number of hours into the next shift to find coverage. And I cannot come in after I have had something to drink. If you choose this profession, it means that sometimes you're stuck. Of course, like the nurse who stayed late the previous day, there is no law against calling off sick the next day. Scheduling nurses is like a giant chess game. Strategy is key. As is knowing your players ;^)

LOL Vanda! What I perceive as a yawn is perceived by another as earth shattering. Trust me, I have tried everything. The calls will come.

Really Scout? Now that's chutzpah with a capital C. Sheesh.

8:10 PM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...


Guess they just can't live without ya, Pam.

12:16 PM PDT  

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