time off revoked $3500 trip, - page 2

I just started a new job today. In the orientation literature,it said time off could be revoked at the last minute if the facility needs to. We go to Mardi Gras. You have to make reservations... Read More

  1. by   tkhayman
    This can happen. i actually did not work at the hospital i am with as an inpatient nurse because a lot of nurses complained that after their time off was approved at the very last minute it could be revoked. It had nothing to do with an emergency, but that was the hospital policy, and they could do that if they were short staffed.
  2. by   RunningWithScissors
    Our unit manager has cancelled vacations up to the last minute, although she asks if the person has any plans. I remember someone having to cancel reservations in the past, but more recently the people who had to cancel their vacations weren't going anywhere.

    We have tons of agency staff, I don't know why they can't use them to cover vacations!!!
  3. by   ICRN2008
    I was discussing the issue of vacation time and work schedules last night with my husband. He said that in no other profession but health care can your employer treat you (a professional with a college degree) like a McDonald's worker. I think that the only reason this occurs is because we allow it to happen. Many other professionals would vote with their feet.

    My current employer penalizes med techs, nurses, PTs, etc. for clocking in one minute late, and they deny vacation time on a routine basis. However, once my employer grants the vacation time it cannot be taken away for any reason. That is why they hire PRN employees, because management knows that they will have to cover shifts on a last minute basis from time to time.

    My husband, on the other hand, can show up to work whenever he wants. As long as he is there for meetings and gets his work done, he has complete control over his schedule.

    This type of treatment is one of the reasons that I am going for my MSN. I am looking forward to the day when I am salary and do not have to punch a clock. I want to have the ability to negotiate my schedule from a position of strength.

    I would start looking for another job if I were you.

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