Why do places do this??

  1. I left a LTC facility in May, I gave my two week notice after another horribly weekend and ofcourse Monday morning the DON was on the phone calling me wanting to know why. I don't have to have a why...because I'm quitting is all you need to know. So, in June I picked up a every other weekend position in another LTC facility. I gave my two week notice on July 13th stating I had another job and my official 14th day would be July 1st. So of course they called the next business day wanting to know if I would work this weekend coming up that I had been scheduled for. I simply didn't feel the need to return the call....I mean I gave you my notice and that's that. I then I a message on my machine this Monday wanting to know if I was working this weekend or not......and to call me ASAP so she would know if she needed to replace me or not. Since I got home from work after she had already left I didn't call her back or feel obligated to do so. Then yesterday the DON called and left a message that she needed to discuss a charting issue with me from my last day there....10 days after something was charted you suddenly need to discuss it. No, I don't think so. I've never had a charting issue before, so I didn't by that...and of course by the time I got home from work these people are gone for the day, so how can I return their calls.

    I'm just not in the mood for crap. It's not my fault that staffing is not covered and why would I come in and work for 2 days when I have been there a total of 5 weeks and given them 2 weeks to replace staffing. They did ask for a months notice when leaving employment. So on that note I guess they can be upset..but a months notice is excessive for this position. Should I really care??

    Lisa
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   canoehead
    They hell with them, if they were to call and ask politely they might possibly warrant a polite "no thanks" in return. Two weeks is lots of notice, esp considering you were probably probationary still. Congratulations on your new position.

    If you wanted you could call and tell them to stop harassing you as that is certainly what they are doing, but if you don't want to just ignore them and let them stew in their own juice. If you wanted to continue to work there you would be perdiem- seems pretty clear to me.
  4. by   ceecel.dee
    What does it cost you to return the call? Call after hours and leave a message if you don't want to 'get into it'. If you have an answering machine, it implies you will return calls so you may be making a mess where there didn't have to be one made.

    Just my $0.02.
  5. by   lisamcrn
    Ceecel.dee, just for clarification these messages were not polite requests to return a call. They were rude, obnoxious and demanding. Telling me what I had to do ASAP. I've had bill collectors show more coutesy. They were so rude that I have two paychecks I have yet to pick up. I'm not afraid of confrontation but don't feel the need to get into a mess and jumped about leaving them in a lurch that in the end is their responsiblity. Yet they have no problem not paying me my additional 40 cents per hour they hired for or the two paychecks I did pick up with one day they failed to pay for at all or the hours that are altered to my loss on another. With other stafff telling me this is a typical event and to watch your paychecks closely. That is a mess they created that I've chosen to end.
  6. by   fulwood
    Lisa, I agree with Canoehead - s crew them! You don't owe them an explanation. I intend to quit my secretarial job in two weeks time and will hand in letter of resignation but will not offer an explanation. I have been telling my boss for past year I am bored and unchallenged so DUH why do you think I'm leaving? I intend to go to school full-time and pursue nursing degree. Good luck. YOu'll do fine. Just ignore the buggers..
  7. by   canoehead
    I would go get those paychecks immediately before they get lost in the shuffle of paper.
  8. by   adrienurse
    I remember somebody had the gall to ask me to work overtime on my LAST shift in a former job.

    I wasn't even granted an exit interview when I left my last job -- and I really wanted to tell them exactly why the place stunk so much.
  9. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lisamcrn
    ceecel.dee, just for clarification these messages were not polite requests to return a call. they were rude, obnoxious and demanding. telling me what i had to do asap. i've had bill collectors show more coutesy. they were so rude that i have two paychecks i have yet to pick up. i'm not afraid of confrontation but don't feel the need to get into a mess and jumped about leaving them in a lurch that in the end is their responsiblity. yet they have no problem not paying me my additional 40 cents per hour they hired for or the two paychecks i did pick up with one day they failed to pay for at all or the hours that are altered to my loss on another. with other stafff telling me this is a typical event and to watch your paychecks closely. that is a mess they created that i've chosen to end.
    you go girl... and i mean really go... they're psycho. i hope they don't try to bride you with your paychecks..ugh.. good luck
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    Word of advice....The healthcare community is huge yet small. Everyone know's someone who know's someone who know's someone. Don't burn any unecessary bridges if you don't have too. In this case, though I may be dead wrong, it seems like you could've returned the call(s). A phonecall is not a laborous task, unless there was resentment in your leaving?

    I guess I'm reiterating "DON'T BURN ANY BRIDGES UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU NEVER NEED TO CROSS THEM AGAIN"

    Rebel, WITH A CLAUSE
  11. by   ERNurse752
    Go get your $ before they "lose" it!
  12. by   nursegoodguy
    It's called Desperation! The more you don't do what they want, the nastier they get! I have never heard of any place asking the non department heads for more than a two week notice! It's a way for them to scr3w you outta pto or whatever you might have coming to you when you quit.

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