Need to vent...being volunteered by someone else to do overtime...WHAT?! - page 2
by uRNmyway | 7,058 Views | 51 Comments
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 8-5. She gets the owner to call... Read More
- 1Oct 7, '12 by anotheroneQuote from Jeweles26well that is the risk you take. that is it. nothing will chAnge. where i work we are illegally mandated. no one speaks out too loudly. one did and has since left. I dont think it was completely voluntary eitherI understand, but I see how many resumes for nurses come in the office, nurses desperate for work. I am kind of reluctant to blow them off when someone would give their first born child to get a job in this economy...
- 1Oct 7, '12 by nursel56 GuideQuote from Jeweles26I had a co-worker who would use that tactic, that I believe is quite manipulative - because if you say no you risk the owner seeing you as the lone obstructionist and not a team player while the other nurse looks selfless.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 8-5. She gets the owner to call me and say that they really need me to go because someone called in sick. That the NM said she would go in from 3-7pm if *I* went in from 7-3. "You don't need to go in, but we REALLY need you to go." I mean, come on. When the owner of the company you work for says that, can you even say no?
Ok, end rant...
If it is truly a coincidence that this happened two weekends in a row and you expect they will be hiring more reliable weekend back-up I'd let it slide - if on the other hand they are happy to stretch the existing staff thin as a matter of normal business operations you have every right to say something about it. They may assume you want overtime hours.
If it goes on I can guarantee you won't really enjoy your days off because you never know if it will be interrupted due to someone calling in "sick". When you then hear the actual bs reason they called in it just makes it worse. Oh, you were stuck in Las Vegas, huh? I guess you forgot what you told the manager?
If your NM and owner are not aware of your feelings on this I see no reason not to bring it up. I doubt they would fire you on the spot just for discussing it with them.
- 5Oct 7, '12 by woohQuote from SparrowhawkIf she's in a right to work state, yup.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.
- 2Oct 7, '12 by Meriwhen, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorHonestly, 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.
- 0Oct 7, '12 by CrufflerJJQuote from Jeweles26Ummm...yes, I can easily say no. That's if/when I respond to the message left on my cell phone or home answering machine....snip...When the owner of the company you work for says that, can you even say no?
Ok, end rant...
It's all about what YOU want.
- 1Oct 7, '12 by uRNmywayThanks 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...