Do I have a right to be upset? - page 3

Yes, it's that time again. Holiday schedules. A time that every manager dreads. Rec'd my holiday schedule today. My contract explicitly states that I am required to work one spring/summer... Read More

  1. by   Cattitude
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Just wanted to make one thing clear. If necessary, contacting a lawyer is not petty. It is protecting yourself.

    Amen to that. People only treat us how we allow them to. Do NOT let them get away with this. You have already fulfilled your obligation. Tell them you already made holiday plans as you knew your part of the deal was done, that you hadn't been expecting to work at all.

    They need to do some juggling around, too bad for them.
  2. by   RunnerRN
    Holy poop! I also work weekend option and agreed to pick up days during the week this summer. My boss knew to check with me before scheduling me for anything else during the week. Apply online for a new job tonight, and go in to your boss Monday am. Tell her that you're glad to help out, but unfortunately will not be doing that much helping out. This is truly a situation where they are trying to take advantage of you! If they tell you you must work that schedule "or else" then I would offer my 2 week notice and get a new job (who cares if you're graduating in a few months....you have to pay your bills like everyone else!). Keep us updated on what happens. My boss and scheduler are so great that sometimes I forget how many crazy people are in management these days Good luck!
  3. by   COTA_2007
    Wow! You have every right to be upset. I hope this situation works out for the best.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    You have the right to be mad...very mad...
  5. by   suanna
    I wouldn't be too upset beacuse I would be GONE! Any facility that would do that to a nurse doesn't deserve your services. That schedule isn't tough it's nuts!
  6. by   bethin
    Went in to talk to my manager yesterday. Showed her my contract and told her what I would work. I didn't show her the contract right away but tried to reason with her first just to see how honest she is. Turns out, not so honest. She hem-hawed around and told me the floor had to be staffed and a bunch of other crap I didn't fall for. I agreed but told her it didn't have to be staffed by me only. Only when I felt she wouldn't cave did I show her the contract and reminded her that she signed it as did I so it was legally binding. Funny how people react when you scream lawyer.

    So now I'm working Dec. 22, 23, 24 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 & 2. Holidays I'm only working 8 hours, as stated in my contract and all other days working my usual 12 hours. Still more than I would like to work while school is out but I'm happier than I was. And I can find time to sleep!
  7. by   EmmaG
    Good for you!

    *hugs*
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from bethin
    So now I'm working Dec. 22, 23, 24 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 & 2. Holidays I'm only working 8 hours, as stated in my contract and all other days working my usual 12 hours. Still more than I would like to work while school is out but I'm happier than I was. And I can find time to sleep!


    YEAH!! You Go Girl!
  9. by   leslie :-D
    you conducted yourself assertively, maturely and gracefully.
    atta girl, bethy!

    leslie
  10. by   COTA_2007
    Good job
  11. by   dusky1228
    Bethy, great job! Sounds like you handled yourself very well, and you should be proud of yourself!
    It's a shame though, since you already seemed to have met your holiday obligations, you shouldn't have to work on either Christmas or New Year's period. But you won a great victory, and maybe next time, the scheduling will be more fair right from the get-go.
  12. by   caliotter3
    Good for you! Anytime a person is assertive and wins a victory, it makes it one bit better for the rest of the bunch who are getting treated unfairly.
  13. by   leslymill
    Well I think it is better, but still alittle rough. Glad you backed her in a corner and taped her mouth shut. Good for you. At least you Got the Lords birthday off so you can see your family at a good time.

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