My dearly loved Sup just now (at 1400 hours, just before I'm due to get off for the weekend and not have to return until Tuesday) changed my schedule, causing me to have to work Sunday. I told her I already had plans, including having company over :smiletea: for a meal on Sunday that I am going to be cooking and that I am sorry but I will not be in until Tuesday.
She was not happy but I think that it's ridiculous to tell someone an hour before shift's end that you are going to screw up their weekend plans. I asked her what the problem was, was it some other nurse had died or landed in ICU or had a dying relative? I asked if she had tried to get a volunteer. She didn't answer, just smirked and walked away. :hatparty:
If she tries to mess me up over my refusal to alter my plans, which involve other people and which I scheduled for this, my weekend off, I think I will sue for stress or whatever my lawyer can come up with.
I'm so sick of this crap. If it was an emergency, I'd do something to help, maybe work part of a shift. But just to be S'd upon right prior to my weekend starting, I think is really crap.
What would you have done?
Mar 23, '07
The same thing......
You get pooped on by your patients all day, sometimes in every single sense of the word, the last thing you need is to be pooped on by management and supervisors.
It might have worked in her favor to ASK you instead of TELLING you. Geezzzzzzz.
I hope you have a good time Sunday - enjoy your company and your dinner!!!
Last edit by mom2michael on Mar 23, '07
Mar 23, '07
hmmm, sounds like the time my nurse manager told me at 3p.m. the day b/f my day off that I had to be back at 8 a.m. for a mandatory meeting that he'd "just decided" to schedule!!!! You bend over backwards to accomodate THEM, come in w/short notice, change your plans to stay late or work extra when asked, plan your appts. after work or on your one precious day off & skip lunches & breaks & they just want MORE. Yet managers seem to come & go as they please, never having to change THEIR schedules or appts. It IS poor management skills-- part of being a good manager is being organized enough to plan ahead. I have been asked to change or forfeit my vacation to accomodate staffing, yet we can't change our vacation plans once requested. There is no consideration for seniority either. It does get old!! Poor morale & lack of professional respect trickles down, and doing this to the staff w/little regard for our lives is not being a team player.
Last edit by nickola on Mar 23, '07