We just got our draft schedules for Thanksgiving thru New Years. I'm scheduled to work Thanksgiving, Xmas Day and New Years Day. We all had to give our preferences which of the holidays we preferred to work and which we would like to be off. I chose to work Thanksgiving and New Years and have Xmas off if possible, now I see I'm working all of them. It's supposed to be a 'draft' so I asked my NM if I could be off at Xmas and she said no......left no opportunity for discussion. I've not been in the US very long and still feel like the 'new nurse' so just wondering how assertive I should be. Should I try to discuss it further with her, let her know I'm disappointed? It wouldn't bother me so much if the other nurses were having to work all 3 holidays, but it's just me
I feel a little let down because I've always obliged when asked to work extra days due to staff shortages, and this is the first time I've requested anything specific.