Bloody NHS!!! my day off has been cancelled as we cannot fill a bank shift....deep joy. Love my job, but this is getting ridiculous! Bad enough I was guilt tripped into working a late tomorrow on yet another day off.... Hey ho.
It's like a war zone today, luckily I normally only work 3. 12 hour shifts a week, looks like I can do a short week next week as long as no one else goes sick. We are not allowed to replace the Staff nurses we have recently lost, so can't convert the current shifts, on,y needs one to be off sick and it's like a house of cards! However, just come for a sit down and coffee. The last coffee was drunk cold 'on the run'.just as well I love my job! :0)
Poor you Ashmore, I have every sympathy for your situation. I am retired but well remember the amount of time off that was cancelled because of staff shortages!!! It used to upset me a great deal as I worked full time. Of course I was always tired working shifts that were extra, and it did ultimately effect my home life and health, to say nothing of the effect it had on the quality of my work. Frankly it shouldn't be allowed.
Can't think how we got off on time! Wasn't a bad shift by the end of the day and the patients were fab, understanding when we were a bit late answering bells. Looking forward to a lie in before I start again! Shouldn't moan really...