February 23, 2005

Screwed up

I so screwed up today. I had been given a shift to work today that is off my normal shift, and I missed it.

Not only did I miss it, I missed the phone calls by my Lead Operator, trying to get me to come in. I was so sound asleep, I missed the calls completely. Only after getting dressed for my "normal" 2:30 to 10:30 shift did I check *69 to see if I had gotten any calls, and found the call from work had been the last one, hours ago.

When I called, well, it went better than expected. I had expected to be told not to come in. It would have been only fair, as I had really thrown a wrench into the flow of the office by not being there to cover the phones for the day shift operators during their lunches and final breaks. But I was told to come in for the 2:30 shift.

Damnit. If it's not one thing it's another. We're so short right now, and the schedule is so tight, that one person missing is catastrophic. At least they were able to get another evening operator to come in early for break relief, and I imagine he was there quickly.

Wish me luck. I'm sure this will get ugly.

Posted by Mamamontezz at February 23, 2005 12:56 PM

Oh sheeeeesh! I hope everything works out okay!

Posted by: zonker at February 23, 2005 10:45 PM

Well, mind your "P"s and "Q"s until something else "catastrophic" happens in the office with someone. When it does, don't hang out with that person. If you do you'll be considered "the bad people". If you don't your whole episode will be forgotten.

Just let it blow over. They need people so bad that they couldn't possibly fire you......right? (gives little hopeful look)

Posted by: Jeremy at February 24, 2005 12:32 AM

You will be fine Mama ,
Shit happens ,Good Luck
From rainy Tampa

Posted by: NeilV at February 24, 2005 08:46 AM

Don't sweat the little stuff, you didn't make the schedule ....they did.

Posted by: Jack at February 24, 2005 05:01 PM

Everything is so shorthanded and stressful in the medical/hospital field anymore, isn't it?

I'm so ready to just throw in the towel, if only we could afford it. (I hear Home Depot calling me too...)


Posted by: mrs heather at February 26, 2005 09:58 PM
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