leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude. - page 6

I am an RN and just got hired onto a new facility. I have been driving 50 miles one way to work and wanted to find a hospital to work at closer to my home, which I did. I turned in my notice I asked... Read More

  1. Visit  BrandonLPN} profile page
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    I'm kinda surprised so many people apparently have 4 weeks of vacation. I was under the impression two weeks a year was the norm.

    And, for whatever it's worth, for all of my "real" jobs I, too, have given about a month's notice. But I still feel two weeks is sufficient. The bare minimum, but sufficient.
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  3. Visit  TiffyRN} profile page
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    I might "earn" 4 weeks PTO a year, but lord help me if I try to actually take all that time, and never never never think I would get more than 2 weeks off at a time. Truth be told, I haven't had 2 weeks "vacation" time since 2006 not counting the year I was out 2 weeks on antibiotics for sinusitus/bronchitis/pneumonia.

    To the OP, you can't expect your manager to be anything but huffy if you leave at this time of year. It's considered a not nice thing to do. But you do what is best for you and if you promised (even under duress) to work a full two weeks, then follow through.

    15 years ago I quit my first nursing job in a huff. I'll admit I did it at this time of the year as a special "gift" to my hospital for what I considered poor treatment. I also wanted to work just short of 2 weeks, but gave into the manager's demands I work out my full 2 weeks. She wasn't happy with me but I finished it out. Even though I was young and kind of impulsive, I knew the value of not burning bridges. I also knew I was quitting 6 weeks shy of vesting in my pension program but when you are 26 years old, pensions don't carry any significance so there was no way I was giving one more holiday season to those ^&*@#!

    Probably 5 years later, I got a letter stating I would be getting around $200/month as a pension from this employer when I reach retirement age in spite of coming in just short of vesting. I know it's not much, but it's about $200 more a month than I expected. Maybe I can buy a couple dinners a month in 20 something years if someone hasn't plundered that pension fund.
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  4. Visit  llg} profile page
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    Quote from TiffyRN
    Probably 5 years later, I got a letter stating I would be getting around $200/month as a pension from this employer when I reach retirement age in spite of coming in just short of vesting. I know it's not much, but it's about $200 more a month than I expected. Maybe I can buy a couple dinners a month in 20 something years if someone hasn't plundered that pension fund.
    I agree with your post. And about that $200 per month.... It might cover the co-pay of that drug you may need to prolong your life &/or maintain a higher quality of life. It adds up to $2400 per year ... that's $24,000 over 10 years. If you collect that pension for 20 years before you die, that's $48,000 PLUS the interest you can earn if you invest that money. In total, that little pension could actually net you an extra $75,000 invested over the course of your retirement. You might need that money in the last year of your life -- or appreciate being able to leave it to your heirs.
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  5. Visit  hiddencatRN} profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Four weeks professional standard for many RN positions as = # weeks vacation/year.
    So if I'm only getting 2 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of notice should be sufficient.
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  6. Visit  jrwest} profile page
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    I find it ironic that we are expected to be "professional" when we aren't treated as "professionals" , and are nothing more than waitresses/waiters with medical knowledge. Not too far from the fry guy if you ask me , lol
  7. Visit  Ruby Vee} profile page
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    Quote from MattNurse
    I would never give 4 weeks notice, I would never not quit a job because it is Christmas (I am atheist and don't care about the holidays). Quitting a job is not a big deal, I usually stay at a hospital 1-2 years and have never had an issue with returning to the hospital systems by giving 2 weeks notice regardless of the time of year. I do what is best for me, not some major corporation or a nursing manager.

    And I realize that hospitals have policies that benefit them in the way you leave, I will leave on my own terms. Every time I leave a job it is for better money or sign on bonuses, I cannot see myself working a day longer for less pay, it is illogical.
    The fact that you are an atheist and don't care about the holidays does not make them easier for the manager to staff. Nor does it make it easier for your soon-t0-be-former colleagues to work the shift short. I'm all for looking out for yourself, but honestly, I'm appalled at how little regard some of the posters seem to have for others!
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  8. Visit  Nascar nurse} profile page
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    The fact that you are an atheist and don't care about the holidays does not make them easier for the manager to staff. Nor does it make it easier for your soon-t0-be-former colleagues to work the shift short. I'm all for looking out for yourself, but honestly, I'm appalled at how little regard some of the posters seem to have for others!
    No kidding! I realize some don't seem to care about screwing the manager but I shake my head at the burden they leave on their coworkers who are stuck covering or working short. And, most importantly, it's the patient that pays the biggest price. Work ethics today......sheesh!
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  9. Visit  anotherone} profile page
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    Quote from jrwest
    I find it ironic that we are expected to be "professional" when we aren't treated as "professionals" , and are nothing more than waitresses/waiters with medical knowledge. Not too far from the fry guy if you ask me , lol
    The professionalism goes one way. I maintain. that if if the job would fire you, lay you off at any time ofthe year you should be able to do the same. I will not be bound by mythology .
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  10. Visit  GadgetRN71} profile page
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    I have been working per diem and recently just got a new job. My workplace has called me as little as 20-30 minutes before I am due to start a shift( and I live 45 minutes away) and told me not to come in. They'll put me on the schedule and then call me off for the majority of the shifts.

    I went to give notice the other day( almost 3 weeks notice) and got grief for it. They want me to be available for the remainder of the graph even though they still may call me off at any time due to their whims. I know legally, I owe them nothing. I will give a my 2.5 week notice on Monday. I would still have been OK with staying on Per Diem but honestly, I think it may be better to just go.

    This is one of those places that would still give a crap reference even if I did everything by the book, I'm thinking. But, I'll still do the right thing. I'm also going to send an email to HR with my resignation, so they can't claim that I never gave notice.


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