I really wanted to go in to work today. I had 5 evals yesterday, and I only completed the paperwork for one of them. I needed to go in. I had planned on going in, to be the token OT in case some of our patients decided to come in- I would be there to treat whoever braved the storm.
But my boss really wants us to stay home if there are no patients to treat (which means using our PTO), because our stats look so terrible recently. And all my morning patients cancelled- and it looks like the afternoon will not be any better. So, all patients were cancelled, and I am staying home. And really, that is how it should be given how it looks outside my window, and given that most if not all of the other outpatient hospital facilities have closed for the day.
The snow is pretty lovely. If I didn't have anywhere to go, it could just be lovely. It is only because of places that I have to be, and schedules that do not follow the rhythms of nature, that it becomes a nuisance.
We have had a lot of snow this month and a lot of cancelled patients. A lot of our patients are older or injured, so they don't go out even when it doesn't seem too bad to us. Maybe they broke their wrist in the last snow storm. I am not impressed by accounting and management in that they don't seem to be able to adjust for the effects of weather on our productivity. The expectations remain the same, no matter how many blizzards we have in a month. Does this make any kind of sense?
Perhaps we need to create some huge artificial intelligence computer system that can lower productivity expectations expectations when the weather is bad. Human managers do not seem capable of doing this wherever I have worked.
But for the moment, I will enjoy my snow day.