I would like to know if anyone out there is experiencing what I am. OR, if anyone can give advice. I have worked at my hospital for 4 months, the first 8 weeks as a New Grad as I waited for my boards and RN license. I used my LPN license in between, as I orientated.
OK, I have been placed on 12 hr shifts, but the 12 hour people are getting cancelled a lot for the first 4 hours. This is because the Aft shift does not need us. I wrote a letter to my NM and explained that it is not fair for us to be the ones cancelled and they did not cancel me for awhile. BUT, the Charge nurse on AFT is given the responsibility, and could have someone go home at 7 when I come in. however, this is not what they do. The Policy says that cancellations should be in order of 1/ overtime status, 2/contingent, 3/ part time working over hours authorized, 4/ part time and lastly FULL time, which is what I am supposed to be.
Part of the problem is that the schedule until next week just has too many persons on for aft shift with 12 hr persons- I told the NM I don't mind taking turns but it makes me mad to be the ones cancelled all the time.
I don't know if I should just lie low until the schedule rights itself on the 30th or if I should make noise now.
What I want to know is what would the rest of YOU do????
I have a copy of the letter I gave the NM last time.
Sep 26, '01
Do any of you know any other profession that would accept a decrease in their pay because it was slow today? Professionals need to be treated as professionals and not as day laborers. We RNs need to demand to be treated with respect.
Its hard to fathom in this day and age with everyone saying that we need to improve working conditions for RNs and yet hospitals continue to use this tactic.
The hospital I work at can not cancel your base number of hours you were hired for, it is unionized.
Last edit by OC_An Khe on Sep 27, '01