I was awakened this morning at 5 am by a text message from the charge nurse at my now former job. He wanted to let me know that they were calling me off for my scheduled shift today. I responded that I already knew that, as they had told me last week that I was no longer on the schedule. I respect this nurse and he wasn’t part of the decision to let me go, so no hard feelings.

Then I got another text message from management at 9am that reads:

We removed you from the schedule for the rest of this week. Good luck to you in your new job. Our loss is their gain. Please return your ID badges at your convenience.

I haven’t worked there for 3 weeks. That means I have already received my last paycheck. There is no reason for me to go back there to return my IDs, and it is therefore not convenient to me.

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Big Ruckus D · May 22, 2023 at 11:25 am

Sounds like a well organized, finely tuned organization they’ve got there. You haven’t been there for 3 weeks and they haven’t figured out the obvious, such that they are texting you about your schedule now? WTF.

No wonder they want your badges back, you could probably show up for “work” with them clipped on and no one would question you being there, as screwed up as the place sounds. That’d be quite helpful, if you were the sort with bad intent to go in for the purpose of sabotaging something. Makes one wonder if security even pulled your access control tags from the system yet.

This is how shit falls through the cracks, and leads to situations where former employees can show up unimpeded to wreak havoc. It would almost be funny if it wasn’t so potentially dangerous. The fact it also reveals the lack of communication and follow through between departments and various staff doesn’t inspire confidence either, for someplace like a hospital. What else is the staff overlooking or missing, that might impact someone’s health and safety?

BobF · May 22, 2023 at 1:48 pm

Good grief, you’re not that kind of person, but you could wreak havoc on them if your morals and ethics were on the other side of the fence..

Still have access to their computer system? Access to medical supplies? Access to controlled drugs by system request, or at least to serious drugs uncontrolled drugs?

I’ll bet you could list a heck of a lot of access points where someone with evil intent could cause problems that would cost time and money, and **more importantly,** cause issues with patient care.

And at the moment I’m caught between here and there because the doc office sent a script to Express Scripts rather than local Walgreens. ES of coure claims already filling it, so Walgreens can’t as it’s too soon. So a med I med NOW will get here in 10 days.
Second time in a month doc office has done the same thing. Great docs should hire only great nurses and office staff. Labor pool is apparently a bit short.

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