Just wanted to vent.
I've been working at this facility for over 2 years, got the patients into complience with alot of education and compassion. I know these patients inside and out.
There is an RN that has worked at the unit for 3 - 4 months, but now we are down hours and patient's d/t some getting transplants, moving out of the area, and dying.
This other nurse and I were asked if we would share the 3-12 hour shifts MWF . buy the way the FA called both of us , at the same time,in the break room to offer us this deal, and when I said I wouldn't go to the other unit the FA stated she couldn't understand, and was floored. Of course the other nurse went for this right away.
Offer was, One nurse would work at another facility for 1 week then come back to work at the base facility for the next week. We are to rotate like this. until census goes back to normal. (by the way this other unit is a unit from hell, it's where this other nurse came from). I worked there when I first started, and my legs hurt so bad that I had to go for ultra sounds thinking I had something severe going on with my legs.
I said no, I wasn't going to rotate. I've been at my unit for over 2 years, know the patient's and was only going to work at my facility.
I feel that this offer is a slap in the face, since this other nurse has only been here for 4 months. Of course the other nurse states this is a fair deal, and willing to go for this deal, well I certainly don't think so. Good for her, not for me.
I'm told that the Regional Operating Director will talk to both of us on Monday about this issue, and it will be resolved.
Well I'll either have a job on Monday, or get my walking papers.
Do you think I have a choice? What can I do.
I don't even know if I make sense, but I have to get this off my chest, my heart is beating so hard, I know I won't be able to sleep.