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purplejacket4 posted 8/20/2013 18:39 PM

Started posting on Facebook how hubby was intubated at Ginormous Religious hospital and might die. Even mentioned being held while she cried in the CICU. We took up a collection of hundreds of dollars. It was all A. Big. Fucking. Lie.

It all started last week when she didn't come to work Monday and when called said she'd asked for the day off but the manager forgot to write it down (said manager was conviently out of town). Person left in charge had tried to call her. Then called her hubby. He said she was at the lake and he'd go check on her. Next day still no co worker and no news. This is when coworker started posting about husband being near death. Person left in charge called coworker. "I'm at the hospital with hubby. We had a huge fight yesterday after YOU sicced him on me at the lake. Boo hoo,". Of course the person left in charge was horrified and spent all last week crying that she had caused coworkers husband's heart attack!

It was all bullshit. Coworker was drunk and hung over and couldn't make it to work. Then started posting all that shit. But she got BUSTED. Her ass is now in rehab and she is getting fired. What a bitch to put that guilt trip on person left in charge who is the sweetest thing on earth.

What is WRONG with people!?!?!

hurtbs posted 8/20/2013 18:45 PM

Call the police and report her for fraud.

Seriously, it is fraud. I would suspect that she is an alcoholic/addict

metamorphisis posted 8/20/2013 18:49 PM

Holy Cow. That's horrible.

And I am assuming she works at the hospital and sees actual families grieving every day, and actual people dying. How dare she lie about that?

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Amazonia posted 8/20/2013 19:15 PM

What the actual fuck.

That's so messed up.

What happened to the money? If it can't be returned, you should make her donate it to charity.

purplejacket4 posted 8/20/2013 19:40 PM

We got the money back. Of course we couldn't match it with who gave what so ended up with an extra 50 dollars. We're putting that in our slush fund for morale.

This is a college health clinic. She just didn't think we'd figure it out. Idiot of course all the doctors and nurses have friends that work at all the hospitals and can easily figure out the truth. Unbelievably dumb.

jrc1963 posted 8/20/2013 19:59 PM


Un-Fucking-Belivable the nerve of some people.

She is a *bad word we can't use here* and I hope the karma bus runs over her with spikes in the tires and then backs up.

why2008 posted 8/21/2013 10:55 AM

What is WRONG with people!?!?!

Wow, few things make my jaw drop anymore but this story did. I feel so bad for your person in charge that felt blamed for the heart attack. I can't imagine being so cruel to another person to accuse them of something like that.

She sounds like a serious addict or maybe she has a personality issue. Probably both. Unbelievably dumb??? I remember reading somewhere that all addicts revert to child like thinking and behavior, doesn't this remind you of a 4 year old trying to lie their way out of a situation?

I know that you are livid (and rightly so!!!) but there is one hopeful point to your story. Hopefully this person takes rehab seriously and changes her life, because I can't imagine you can sink any lower than she did.

I'm sorry you and your workplace were victims, that is what is so fucked about the whole story... how much damage one person can do to so many people.

This may be a good real life story to relay to the college kids that come in about what addiction does to a person.

tushnurse posted 8/21/2013 11:09 AM

Is this person a lisenced professional, ie RN, or LPN? If so she needs to be reported to the board of nursing. This is the kind of stuff that they happily rip your lisence away for.

She should never be allowed to be around patients ever again. She is sick, and needs help, then a new carreer.

Oooooh That would make me very mad.

click4it posted 8/21/2013 11:22 AM

Yuck, I'd be pissed too.

she's got some serious issues and will regret all these stupid stunts she's pulling...hopefully she gets help.

Crushed1 posted 8/21/2013 11:39 AM

What a moron! Sadly, there are some freaking crazies in the world who have no conscience whatsoever.

simplydevastated posted 8/21/2013 12:22 PM

Garbage like that makes me sick.

DeadMumWalking posted 8/21/2013 15:13 PM

OMG what a fucking waste of oxygen she is!!!

tushnurse posted 8/21/2013 15:28 PM

Special place in hell for her I'm sure.

purplejacket4 posted 8/21/2013 20:09 PM

Yep, coworker was LVN who is being reported to Nursing Board for this stunt and the alcohol abuse.

As the medical director I told the administrator and HR I wanted her fired immediately for cause.

Steppenwolf posted 8/24/2013 14:52 PM

So, this woman posted a lie on facebook and lied about the reason she didn't come in for work and you are all putting her in hell and calling her a c-bomb?
I mange about 40 people and we have at least three or four that would do this.
I get the fact that she took money from you. That's no good. I hope rehab helps her heal.

Side note: what sort of person who works in the medical field would think they actually caused a heart attack by a phone call?

Maybe I'm missing something

Sad in AZ posted 8/24/2013 15:17 PM

Steppenwolf, maybe you'd better read it again...

HFSSC posted 8/25/2013 14:50 PM

Is this person a lisenced professional, ie RN, or LPN? If so she needs to be reported to the board of nursing. This is the kind of stuff that they happily rip your lisence away for.
She should never be allowed to be around patients ever again. She is sick, and needs help, then a new carreer.

I've read this thread numerous times and almost posted, then stopped myself.

I know that what was described in the OP is awful. It's infuriating to imagine anyone making up something like that to get out of work.

But y'all, I'm a nurse who is an addict in recovery, and I gotta tell you, I did a WHOLE lot worse than this when I was actively addicted. I won't tell you everything I did...some of it I am so ashamed of it still makes me want to throw up.

I will tell you that when my father was in the hospital after having total knee replacement, I went to his home to take care of their dogs and stole a bottle of Percocet that I found, because I knew they would give him more when they left the hospital. The day he came home, I called to check on him and he was crying in pain. The drug store was very crowded when he and my mom stopped on the way home, and he knew there was some Percocet at home, so he left the prescription to get filled and came on home. Now he couldn't find the Percocet and was crying. I had to tell my Dad that I had stolen his pain medicine.

You'd think that would be enough to shake me straight, but you'd be wrong. The lies I told, the people who suffered because I wanted to get high...

Holy Shit. I deserve to be in prison today. Or dead. I certainly do not deserve to be working in the field I love. I don't deserve the family I have, the friends I have. I am so grateful for mercy.

When I came home from treatment in October, 2008, I was a different person. My whole identity had to be ripped down and rebuilt. And part of that rebuilding has involved my career. Today, I live each day to the best of my ability in truth, integrity and kindness. I will spend the rest of my life making amends to the profession that called me as a little girl.

Maybe this woman won't get it. So many addicts don't. But maybe she will. And if she does, she will be a better nurse and better person.

Just my (probably skewed) take on it.

stillstrong posted 8/25/2013 23:27 PM

I am so grateful for mercy.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, some of your story. It sounds like someone who has worked as hard as you have to recover, certainly does deserve your family, friends, and work you love. I admire you.

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