How fair is this?

  1. I'm the only unit clerk for our unit. For the past three and a half months, I've worked full time hours. My status, though, has remained part-time. So I'm paying more for insurance, and not getting holiday pay. I'm also missing out on all the perks full time staff get at our institution. When I was hired back when the unit was first opened, I was told that I would be full time by March. It's almost August, and my staus is still part time. Sure, I got the hours, but no perks. The manager who hired me resigned recently. Now, the new manager says he's thinking about hiring a second unit clerk part time, and reducing me back to part time hours. How fair is that? I've tried talking to the higher ups, but I only get a "...too bad" answer. Human resources won't help me...What should I do? I don't want to leave the unit-I love all the nurses and techs...HELP!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   h2ogoddess
    Well, I do an entire building with about 250 beds, one part-timer, and it is just crazy the past while back and I have asked for more help and it doesn't look good for getting any. And they wonder why we are stressed!!
  4. by   h2ogoddess
    And no I do not think that is fair, you should have the chose to go fulltime if you want, after all you have been doing fulltime already for them!!
  5. by   fedupnurse
    Start leaving a paper trail. If it isn't in writing they don't want to know about you. Are there any other facilities in your area? If you make the threat to leave be prepared to follow through. Look into your options. While the staff may be great, lousy managers and suits who sound like they are screwing you, can make your life difficult.
    Good luck!
  6. by   P_RN
    No it's not fair at all.

    I'd be looking for a fallback position either in house or in another facility, no matter how much I loved the unit staff. The suits are working you, they're getting the benefit and you're getting the sh@ft.
  7. by   oh-agnurse
    Are you part of a union that you can place a grievance with?
  8. by   Kayzee
    Did you get anything in writing for promise of full time position? How unfair. Be strong, and speak up for your rights. Why on earth would they want to hire another? Unless it's the benefit thing.
  9. by   thisnurse
    seems to me that it would be hard to replace you. have you told your new mgr how you feel? what you have told us?
    if they are unwilling to keep their part of the deal then perhaps looking elsewhere is your only option.
    being that you are the only unit clerk gives you some leverage i would think....hope.
    in any event dont let them do that to you.

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