Jason Hautala RN
Ron: I think that is an unnecessary slam on people who request a holiday off. That is totally reasonable thing to do, as people have lives outside of work, and spending time with your children is important too. If you want to slam someone, put down the people that call in sick on a holiday because they didn’t think the facility would give it to them, so they are just taking it, and now there is no time at all to find coverage, so those that are forced to work the holiday are now working the holiday short staffed.
Requesting any day off is reasonable, as people have lives to deal with, but calling in sick when you are not sick, especially on a holiday, is bad form.