Is it ok to call out of work if I ve done so recently?
I work at a nursing home every other weekend as a nursing assistant. The last Saturday I was scheduled, I had to call out due to an illness. I am supposed to work tomorrow but my brother is having surgery to remove his thyroid at the same time I m scheduled. I d really like to be with my family at the hospital during or after that time. Is this an acceptable excuse? Is it selfish to call out? Would they be upset or would it be reason for termination if I have many absences? Any advice on how to go about this would be much appreciated.
- RICKLv 710 months ago
Its never ok to call out unless you are sick enough to require a Drs visit
My job, no Drs note no more job
- rickyLv 710 months ago
My mom is in a nursing home. When they are short handed, the residents suffer, and your coworkers suffer. Maybe you have the wrong career.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Unless you are doing the surgery, there is NO need for you to be there. Bottom line.
- JudyLv 710 months ago
If you've been there 4 years and only called out twice before, it'll probably be ok. But when something is coming up like a planned surgery, you should let them know ahead of time as long as you cam. not just call off. Many absences will get you terminated. Two, probably not.
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- TavyLv 710 months ago
No, they will be short of staff. The best time to see your brother is the day after when he is awake.
- real estate guyLv 710 months ago
Your brother isn't going to die, so there is NO reason to be there while he is having the operation. Go after work.
I'm betting that this surgery was scheduled, so asking for time off with no notice isn't cool.
- dewcoonsLv 710 months ago
None of us know your manager, how he treats call outs, what he considers to be a valid excuse, how hard it is find someone to work for you, etc. So we can not answer the question.
I would not call out because there is not really anything I can do help the relative sitting in a waiting room for several hours. Especially if there are lots of others there. And since you call out last shift.
Make your presence known by using your break and/or lunch to call over to the relatives in the waiting room during the surgery.. Assure them you want to know any news. And apologize that you could not get off work. Show your support that way. (Pick someone who likes you to call.)
- Casey YLv 710 months ago
You knew when you were scheduled...I would not be scheduling you anymore on weekends...or perhaps ever.
This was scheduled in advance, unlike your sickness...if you can find someone to cover your shift AND they aren't in any jeopardy of overtime...shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, I'd have some issues as your manager.
- EvaLv 510 months ago
It is not an acceptable excuse especially since you called out on the last Saturday you were supposed to work. There's nothing that you're going to contribute by sitting around at the hospital. Go to work.