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Don't even try it, Grasshopper

We were overstaffed today.

Let me repeat that:  WE WERE OVERSTAFFED.

  No, I don't know how in the hell that happened, either.

The Administrator and Big Boss J came to the back and said that there were five of us AND a med tech, and one had to go.

(Keep in mind that 2 aides and the med tech were on the porch, smoking.  The other two aides were nose-deep in their phones.  I was wiping down the tables after breakfast was cleared)

I was getting ready to volunteer when CNA Student Barbie looked up from her phone and said "I'll go!.  I missed my nail appointment this week because of the holiday."

The look exchanged between TA and BBJ could best be described as a mixture of disgust and...well, disgust.

BBJ asked when was the last time I saw Kent for more than 45 minutes.  I actually stopped to think (I was so giddy at the prospect of leaving, I totally blanked on Munchkin Night).  TA said "You go."

Cue pouting from CNA Student Barbie.  Oh, noes!  Her nails!  (And why the FUCK is she allowed to sport acrylic nails in this line of work?  Several of my coworkers do.  It makes no sense to me)  (She actually had her lower lip pushed out when she went back to her phone)

TA *did* start to say I could stay if I wanted, but I was gathering my stuff before all of the words were out of her mouth.  BBJ laughed so hard, I was afraid she was going to wet herself.  Hey, you don't have to tell me twice.  If I need to get off the clock, watch me run for it like zombie werewolf vampire nuns with rulers are after me.

(Actually, the only things in that equation that would REALLY make me run are zombies and nuns with rulers.  Clearly reading all that Charlaine Harris while watching True Blood is warping my brain)

(More than all that Buffy I've been obsessively rewatching since the 90s.  Right?)

So, I have a bonus mostly day off.  The spousebeast was just starting to wake up when I got home, so I made him breakfast and [redacted].  Unfortunately, he DOES have to go into work and close tonight, so it's not ideal...but we got extra time!  Yay!

I should probably go and get him up for work.  Merph.  (Yeah, he went into a food coma and I put him back to bed)

I suppose calling his work and telling them that he can't come in because we are seriously understaffed here at The Glass Asylum wouldn't work, huh?

Comments

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libraspirit2101
Jul. 7th, 2017 04:29 pm (UTC)

Strange how the others get by with impunity for slacking. Alas, some workplaces are like that.

maramaria
Jul. 7th, 2017 05:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, that nails person! Words fail me. Very glad that you had someone to stick up for you!
praxedes_osaka
Jul. 7th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
But...but her NAILS. We had a few like that in the daycare center, who would scramble like crazy to be the first one to be let go in the evenings. Sorry, kids, the single mom who relies on public transportation gets the right of first refusal. BUT WHY...with as much hands-washing and mess and nastiness that goes into a job like that, why would anyone *want* to have even slightly longish nails??

Hooray for TA ad BBJ for having your back!
spiral_meter
Jul. 7th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
we were overstaffed at my doggy daycare where i work today too, and that meant i got to go home early too. SCORE!!

i don't know much about the Barbie chick but already i don't like her.

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jaelle_n_gilla
Jul. 8th, 2017 03:38 am (UTC)
I am so amazed by all these descriptions. In my aunt's nursery home none of the nurses I've seen have acrylic nails. As far as I remember they are all cut down to the minimum. And I've never seen any of them bent over their phones.

They are not understaffed there either. I often see them sit and chat when the halls are empty and the inhabitants are in their rooms, napping. But they are always busy around lunch or they take them out for walkies when they are up and about. Come to think of it, I've never seen a private mobile phone out in plain view. I think they are banned.

Good on ya for getting to go home! :) And screw her precious nails. :-P
imagine_peace
Jul. 8th, 2017 03:57 am (UTC)
Haha I'd be outta there too!
davesmusictank
Jul. 8th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC)
Slackers beware under my watch!
bb
Jul. 8th, 2017 10:11 am (UTC)
That's great that you got to go home early. My naive mind at first was like "oh no, is someone going to be sent home when none of them want to go because they want to stay and work their awesome jobs making awesome money?" lol.

No judgment towards you though about wanting to go home. When I worked retail, I would always loooove going home early.

Glad you got some extra time with SB. ♥
shades_of_wtf
Jul. 8th, 2017 02:29 pm (UTC)
Our hospital policy is no fake nails, nail wraps, or nail polish for anyone who has contact with patients. Glad you got to go home.
dimity_blue
Jul. 9th, 2017 01:18 pm (UTC)
That makes it a red letter day! I'm glad you got to go home.
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