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altDear Broca,
I’m the chief of a small ED group and have a new female grad working in our department. Overall she is quite talented and well liked but she seems to be having difficulties with a group of nurses on a particular shift...
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Dear Boss,
I recently had an emergency medical procedure and had to miss 7 shifts... 
Dear boss,
I’m a chairman that was lucky enough to have two full time night shift docs and the other docs got used to not having to do night shifts. Unfortunately, one of night shift people moved out of state and now my staff says that I either need to hire another night shift doc or create a pay differential for those working nights. I need some guidance.
Signed,
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