I am a night shift nurse in a veterans home in NE caring for alzheimer's patients on a locked ward. My work place requires that we work mandatory overtime (MOT), another 8 hr shift, if the day shift is short of workers. I often call in sick after a MOT shift because I'm so tired and am afraid of making mistakes if I'm back at work again at 10PM that night. My employers are going to discipline me for "abuse of my sick time leave". We receive a benefit of 12 days of sick time per year and I have plenty of sick time available but they expect you to report to work after working the required (2) 8 hr shifts.
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