I was at work when my cell phone rang, well not rang but sang. I have Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl for my ring tone. I used to have Cindy's Girls Just Want To have Fun but it seemed inappropriate for work.
Anyway I look at caller ID and see that it's work calling me. I'm at work, I've been there for 45 minutes. They leave a message. It's Dragon Lady the supervisor. This is her message..."You are scheduled to come into work today and you are not here. You really need to call and let us know if your coming in or not." And she had a bit of an attitude.
The reason I didn't answer my phone was because we are not supposed to use our cell phones at work. So I get on the hospital phone and have operator page Dragon Lady to room 308. She calls room 308 where she scheduled me to work. They put our assignments on the door when we come in as to which room we are going to.
"Hey Dragon Lady it's me Nancy and I have been working since 1/4 to 3:00pm." (Dragon Lady) "Does staff know you are there?" (me)"Unless I am now invisible, ya they know I am here." "I have helped them change this guy three times in the last 45 minutes." (Dragon Lady) "Are you sure?" (me) "Let me check...I yell out to the nurses station, hey Jane Doe RN am I here?" Jane Doe RN gives me this look like I am mental and yells back "ya, you've been here since 1/4 to 3pm." (me) " Ya I am here." (Dragon Lady) " I don't know who isn't here then." She hangs up the phone.
I kid you not that was our conversation word for word. One of the secretary's told me that Dragon Lady likes to smoke crack. I didn't believe her but after this strange conversation I am beginning to wonder.
I saw Dragon Lady later in the day, her arm was in a sling . She's an RN supervisor, the same person who harassed me about coming back to work with restrictions. I asked her so you hurt yourself? Arm in a sling. You can use only one arm? Is that a restriction? What happened to your no restrictions to come back to work?
What do I know according to her I am not even there.
The names have been changed to protect the guilty.