Feedback requested before I give 2 weeks notice! - page 3
After receiving an e-mail from my nurse manager that I MUST take a lunch (which I would LOVE TO by the way) I am so fed up, I'm ready to quit. I've been at this facility as an RN for 2 years but only... Read More
Apr 13, '13IMO you should not submit this letter in any form!. I am not sure what state you live in but you need to get the facts on why the management is doing this. The odds are they want to follow the labor law and do not want to pay a lunch penalty or have to pay you whatever amount the law states they do if you do not get a lunch. Your letter will not change anything but your life and employment status.
You are shooting your self in the foot if you do this. The best thing to do in this case is just comply with whatever management is telling you to do to the best of your ability.I have heard it all and I know all the challenges nurses face in getting a lunch break. You have to plan for a lunch break just as you make a plan for for your patient care. You have to ask the management what the plan is for lunch relief. Whatever the plan is you follow it...if that is to use your resource nurse.....rotating lunch times...pass on report to your buddy...whatever the plan is DO IT...Do not clock out and then not take a lunch...do not work for free. They may even approve the no lunch and pay you with proper authorization but whatever you do........ do not solve the problem for management by doing what you are doing now and not taking a lunch break because they never can get a true picture of the problem and then they can blame it on you and/or the employees.
If this is not the place for you consider seeking new employment before leaving this one!