Don't you love it when you book months in advance for a vacation or a holiday break, you have approval from your manager, and appropriate time off - ONLY to have your manager later state that you might not be able to take your vacation or visit with your family.
My rule: If I dropped money on it, I AM GOING. TOUGH KADODDLES!
If staffing and scheduling is such a problem, perhaps you could have told me that 6 months ago!!! . You also should have hired those 5 RNs you interviewed last month (like any reasonably competant manager would do).
You should have also not lied to me by saying "Take your vacation, we will be staffed"
I booked a Christmas vacation with my family - 3,000 miles away.
Regardless of what you say or imply or threaten - I AM GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY.
I TOLD YOU 6 MONTHS AGO.
You keep threatening me about my 1-time SEVEN DAY vacation, but you seem to jet set 4 times a year to Europe and expect me to swallow that pill.