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Old 02-12-11, 10:53 PM   #1
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low census- reason> new bike

I worked today 7am-7:30pm. I got home and stared at my new bike. Too dark to ride (and too tired). I am scheduled to work again tomorrow another 12 and a half. I just want to ride my darned bike! All I did was ride it home from the bike shop and around the block yesterday. I need to smooth those new tires out. I called staffing at work a few minutes ago to ask for a low census day. They asked me why. I told them I wanted to ride my new bike. She laughed and laughed, "Alright, I'll put you down first. A new bike warrants it."

Cross fingers for me! If I do get it off, I am off to the one of the bike trails. If not, I will be slaving away.
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Old 02-13-11, 07:40 AM   #2
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I have no idea what a low census day is, but I hope you get to ride your new bike.
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Old 02-13-11, 07:41 AM   #3
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I have no idea what a low census day is,
I looked it up and still have no clue.
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Old 02-13-11, 07:51 AM   #4
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I'm no help either. No clue.
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Old 02-13-11, 08:01 AM   #5
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Some sort of term regarding medical staff support?
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Old 02-13-11, 08:16 AM   #6
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It's office or hospital jargon for sure. Like ThatBritBloke said, it is probably medical related (my wife's in the nursing field). In that milieu, a low census day means that the schedule or patient load isn't that full, and they ask employees to stay home, or allow employees to request to go home, and they're not charged for personal leave time.
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Old 02-13-11, 09:29 AM   #7
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It's office or hospital jargon for sure. Like ThatBritBloke said, it is probably medical related (my wife's in the nursing field). In that milieu, a low census day means that the schedule or patient load isn't that full, and they ask employees to stay home, or allow employees to request to go home, and they're not charged for personal leave time.
This RN says that sounds right. Nurses commonly are called off when there is too much staff scheduled. That can be a good thing or not so good. Sounds good in this case.
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Old 02-14-11, 12:03 AM   #8
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So sorry for the confusion. It is such a normal term for me I forgot other people wouldn't know what I am talking about. I am an RN. A low census day is always voluntary in my hospital. It is when you are scheduled to work, but ask to be 'called off' or not work with no penalty at all. I understand in some hospitals in places other than California they are not voluntary and that the hospital can tell you to stay home. One of our traveler nurses from Virginia told me that. I would hate that. They don't do that here, so usually there are several people who want the day off and ask for a 'low census' (ie: they don't need as many nurses that day). Or, they start calling people at 5 am to ask if they would like to stay home. You can always say no. They just go to the next person on the list to ask. Usually, there are several people who have asked ahead like I did.

sigh, anyway, I did not get it. Nobody did. BUT, I am off the next couple days, so off I go to finally try out the new bike tomorrow.

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Old 02-15-11, 02:57 PM   #9
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No-One has asked it yet



But what bike and where are the pics.

Unless I missed it from another posting
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But what bike and where are the pics.

Unless I missed it from another posting
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...hts-about-them
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Old 02-15-11, 03:28 PM   #11
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So sorry for the confusion. It is such a normal term for me I forgot other people wouldn't know what I am talking about. I am an RN. A low census day is always voluntary in my hospital. It is when you are scheduled to work, but ask to be 'called off' or not work with no penalty at all. I understand in some hospitals in places other than California they are not voluntary and that the hospital can tell you to stay home. One of our traveler nurses from Virginia told me that. I would hate that. They don't do that here, so usually there are several people who want the day off and ask for a 'low census' (ie: they don't need as many nurses that day). Or, they start calling people at 5 am to ask if they would like to stay home. You can always say no. They just go to the next person on the list to ask. Usually, there are several people who have asked ahead like I did.

sigh, anyway, I did not get it. Nobody did. BUT, I am off the next couple days, so off I go to finally try out the new bike tomorrow.
My wife is currently a CNM/ARNP in Florida, so I recognized the jargon. She's been in the RN biz for 26 years.
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Old 02-15-11, 03:38 PM   #12
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At least if you get called off, you are on the day shift. No adjustment necessary. Our daughter is on nights. After several back to back nights, she has to adjust for at least a day before she can function. She is training for a tri too. Don't know how she does it. Enjoy your first real ride.
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Old 02-15-11, 08:28 PM   #13
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I worked nights for about 10 months as a new nurse. I told them if I didn't get off nights I would have to quit. I fell asleep at a traffic light on the way home one night and it scared me. Nights are not for me.
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