Auntie is my fav charge nurse on the 3-11 shift. I've known her for years, we work well together. She says really great things about me on my annual evaluation.
Auntie usually has something to say if I show my face for part of any other shift other than evenings. "I need you on my shift, you aren't going to work days now are you? I think we have a contract", she jokes....kind of.
I always reassure her that it is a special case, a swap for kid's school play, doctor's appointment, whatever.
I agreed to work an unprecedented 7-3 shift in its entirety for one of the junior older nurses (meaning about 10 years younger than me). For a rarely offered TNCC class.
Actual text exchange with Auntie after she perused the schedule for the following week:
"I see a D next to your name on the 10th. I believe that goes against our contract" Frowny face emoji)
"I'm working for LA so she could do TNCC. I did much soul searching, agreed to do it, and hoped you wouldn't see it" (laughing so hard I'm crying emoji)
"lol I'm watching you" (monocle emoji x 5).
Oh, I know you are.