So my Scheduler is Insane

  1. She has me on for an eight day stretch with ONE day off, then back on, then a seven day stretch with ONE day off....

    I'm regularly scheduled part-time. There's a woman retiring and her job is open until she actually gives them a date. I can't do all of her days plus mine!

    How do I handle this? I'm walking wounded.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    Tell your nurse manage that it just isn't possible for you to do. If that doesn't work, go to HR.
  4. by   Ann RN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    She has me on for an eight day stretch with ONE day off, then back on, then a seven day stretch with ONE day off....

    I'm regularly scheduled part-time. There's a woman retiring and her job is open until she actually gives them a date. I can't do all of her days plus mine!

    How do I handle this? I'm walking wounded.
    Are these 8 or 12 hour shifts? How many hours are considered part-time at your hospital? Need more info.
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Eight hours. 40 hours per two weeks are part time.
  6. by   Ann RN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Eight hours. 40 hours per two weeks are part time.
    How many hours in a 2 week period are you being scheduled for?
  7. by   miko014
    I would say no. We sometimes have to talk to the NM about our schedules becasue we are either short or over on hours for the week. But I would flat out say no. I wouldn't think they would want you to do that anyway, wouldn't it be a lot of overtime?
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    I do pick up some per diem days. I never anticipated picking up every per diem day the facility has. I get the per diem - higher - rate for those days and some overtime.

    I don't care. I don't want that many days. Oy!
  9. by   TrudyRN
    Yes, just tell them what days you are available and work no more than your required commitment unless you want to. I don't think it's even legal (OSHA, state labor laws) to schedule you like you have described.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    What a wonderful DON I have! She just took two days away, giving me 4 and 4, and 4 and 3 instead of 8 and 7!

    I'll survive the month.


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