leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude. - page 8

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 for my last shift to be 1 week... Read More

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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!
    LTCNS, Seas, roser13, and 2 others like this.

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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!
    LTCNS, Seas, roser13, and 1 other like this.
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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 .
    jrwest, salvadordolly, and SweettartRN like this.
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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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