Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sex In The Workplace

By Chiqui Raveloski

We hear so much of sex in the workplace. It happens and it is a big hush – hush. But why does it keep on happening?

Recently, at another hospital in the county, I heard through the grapevine that the only hospitalist on the 7p-7a shift wasn’t answering his cell phone when a nurse was looking for him about a patient. Several calls were made, with no success. Nursing supervisor then was contacted and the nursing supervisor proceeded to look for him, thinking he might be sleeping in the “sleep room”. Upon reaching the sleep room, the nursing supervisor heard “voices” behind the locked door. The Super then used her master key to open the door and found a very nice surprise. The hospitalist and an off duty nurse doing the “nasty”. She was naked and the hospitalist scrambling for his clothes!

The off duty nurse was given 3 days suspension. The hospitalist, Its been a while since anyone had seen him.

I’m sure occurences like this happen so many times in the workplace. Just shows you that people no matter who you are love to have fun, more specifically sex. 

I can't help but laugh about this. It is ridiculously funny in all levels. Its like Grey's Anatomy ... live! First of all, sex in the workplace is so risky that's why its exciting to many. This is why it happens. If you have to get your groove on, do it somewhere else. Not in the work place

Next, it is no surprise that if the door is locked and you hear "noises", unless someone is yelling for help. MYOB and come back after 10 minutes. No, maybe  after 3 minutes? :)

I am not even sure if there is a hospital policy stating "absolutely no sex in the workplace during work hours". Maybe one is in the making as we speak. 

This is how I look at it. These are 2 consenting adults. They were doing their business behind closed doors. They were not doing it in public. The hospitalist, I'm sure was allowed a break under labor laws. The mistake happened when the page was not answered. Patient's safety was compromised. And no matter how you look at it, that was the main issue in this event. Everything else, I leave it up to you.

I am not condoning it. Especially, I believe they are both married - but, not to each other. Infidelity, another issue. There is just so many angles to this story.

The suspended nurse, she was off duty. Did she deserve the suspension? What do you think?