I am an RN with a problem. 2 years ago, I was reassigned to a unit I had previously transferred from upon my own personal request by management at my hospital. The nurse manager on the unit promised me a position with better hours if I stayed. I made a big mistake accepting that offer. I found myself in a place where I was and still am miserable. Many of the people work with are very unfriendly. Worst of all, that particular manager was downsized and is now gone. My working conditions are dangerous due to understaffing. I feel like my license is on the line everyday. I feel ill with stomach problems and constant headaches. I'm stressed out everyday. My call ins for sick leave have gone way up. My current boss seems unaffair towards me.
I asked for my annual two week vacation using accrued leave 8 momths in advance, it was denied. 3 times I put in for a transfer, she lost the paperwork each time. Then after that, she decided to use my leave record against me. Mostly I'm just burned out and stressed.
After 9 years at this facility, I can't get a reccommendation from my current manager for another job or even a transfer. My record is clean except for my sick leave. I left this hospital amicably, a few years back and was welcomed back there when I decided to return. I am trying to reduce call ins by finding ways to deal with the strees. I will need to move to another state soon and feel trapped in a bad job with a boss who seems biased against me. What can I do ?