Need to vent...being volunteered by someone else to do overtime...WHAT?! - page 2

So for the second weekend in a row, the NM at the HH agency where I work basically volunteers MY services to do the early morning shift on Sundays. This is besides the fact that I already work M-F... Read More

  1. Visit  K.P.A.} profile page
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    When asked to work my off Sunday mornings I ask for the next Friday off in exchange. Management would rather pay someone else overtime on Sunday than try to fill my Friday slot ;-)
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  3. Visit  Sparrowhawk} profile page
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    Is it legal for them to fire you for refusing to come in on your day off? I say no half the time but what I do do is apparently not enough..sigh. At this point I really dont care.
  4. Visit  wooh} profile page
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    Quote from Sparrowhawk
    Is it legal for them to fire you for refusing to come in on your day off? I say no half the time but what I do do is apparently not enough..sigh. At this point I really dont care.
    If she's in a right to work state, yup.
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  5. Visit  nurse2033} profile page
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    "Sorry I can't do it", "I have other plans", "no", or my favorite, "no thanks".
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  6. Visit  Meriwhen} profile page
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    Honestly, there really is an easy solution to this and others have already indicated it: say "No." You should not let yourself feel pressured to come in by another staff member who hinges their attendance on yours without your consent.

    That being said, I can also understand your concerns about "blowing them off." If you feel better about throwing them a few extra hours that they need, then do so. But at the same time, I would make it clear to them that it is based on your convenience and that you will not always be available to do so.
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  7. Visit  CrufflerJJ} profile page
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    ...snip...When the owner of the company you work for says that, can you even say no?

    Ok, end rant...
    Ummm...yes, I can easily say no. That's if/when I respond to the message left on my cell phone or home answering machine.

    It's all about what YOU want.
  8. Visit  uRNmyway} profile page
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    Thanks all for the advice. I did add my boss's number on my phone, so next weekend if they do it, I just wont answer.
    As to letting them know it wasnt appreciated, I did mention it to my boss already. Thats why she said 'You dont have to, but we really need you to do it'.
    And to make matters worse, my NM didnt even come in today, they convinced the next night nurse to come in early...ugh...
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  9. Visit  Whispera} profile page
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    If they need someone to work and they call to ask you...what's wrong with that? How else would they ask you other than asking you? You're always free to say no.
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  10. Visit  DSkelton711} profile page
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    As a someone who works with scheduling, I of course wish everyone would say "yes" when called, but at least if someone tells me "no" I won't keep trying to call them. If you are saying "yes" part of the time, then I think you should be allowed to say "no" also. Then enjoy your weekend rather than having to dodge the phone. I agree with other posters that mention this company needs to hire more or more reliable people.
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  11. Visit  Meriwhen} profile page
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    Quote from DSkelton711
    As a someone who works with scheduling, I of course wish everyone would say "yes" when called, but at least if someone tells me "no" I won't keep trying to call them. If you are saying "yes" part of the time, then I think you should be allowed to say "no" also. Then enjoy your weekend rather than having to dodge the phone. I agree with other posters that mention this company needs to hire more or more reliable people.
    I wish all staffing coordinators would do that and stop attempting for the day once I've said "No." I don't mind being called for extra work: better they call offering me work than not call at all, and if I can work the hours I'll say Yes. But it really ticks me off when I truly can't work and so tell them "No," but they keep calling...that's when I feel no guilt whatsoever about ignoring the phone.
  12. Visit  uRNmyway} profile page
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    Well its not so much the point that they called to ask me. Its that my NM pretty much volunteered me to work for the second weekend in a row, without really asking if I wanted to. Last weekend she TOLD me I had to work Sunday. I explained that I go to church at 11am so I couldnt work until 1pm. She said she didnt care and that I had to rearrange my schedule.
  13. Visit  itsnowornever} profile page
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Well its not so much the point that they called to ask me. Its that my NM pretty much volunteered me to work for the second weekend in a row, without really asking if I wanted to. Last weekend she TOLD me I had to work Sunday. I explained that I go to church at 11am so I couldnt work until 1pm. She said she didnt care and that I had to rearrange my schedule.
    That would tick me off. Point blank. No. I have something planned. I'll call at one to see if you still need me. That makes ME mad LOL
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  14. Visit  JZ_RN} profile page
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    I would say, no one asked me if this was okay and I can't do it, I have other obligations. Sorry. They'll get the picture.
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