How to give notice to a job that will hate you

  1. So I'm in a bit of a conundrum... I have a new job lined up and have to give my 2 weeks notice on Tuesday. The only thing is I'm scared that when I give notice the managers will treat me like **** and make me do **** work for the next 2 weeks. I work in the OR and my main reason for leaving the hospital I'm at now is because the managers wouldn't work with me in terms of scheduling for call (I live an hour away which they knew when hiring me) I have had to spend money on hotels during my on call times because we are not allowed a sleep room in the hospital.
    They have also brought in new people and made AM positions for them while I am on a mid shift and have asked to be moved up. These people do not have time in with the co mpany either so there would be no seniority on their part.
    My manger belittled me when I went to her and brought up trying to find a solution so I could do my share of call without paying for a hotel room 2-3 nights a week. Stating I knew what the call was when I was hired. I did, however I also had brought it up then and was lead to believe they would work with me for scheduling.

    So my question in the end, what do I do when I give notice if they start to treat me even more poorly? Part of me wants to do k time or pto out, but I'm not sure that's allowed...
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Mavrick
    What kind of special scheduling are you requesting?

    Answer to your question would be, suck it up for two silly weeks. How many hours is that exactly? 72?
  4. by   elkpark
    You do it the same as you would for any other job -- give the appropriate, expected amount of notice; show up and work your notice diligently and with grace, and leave on good terms. Best wishes for your new job!
  5. by   caliotter3
    Quote from elkpark
    You do it the same as you would for any other job -- give the appropriate, expected amount of notice; show up and work your notice diligently and with grace, and leave on good terms. Best wishes for your new job!
    If you're lucky, when you submit your notice, the employer will do like many employers do and release you immediately.
  6. by   Lm24gaines
    For scheduling just making it easier for me to cluster my call so I can only have to get a hotel a few times and not 2x per week. It's 80+hours I have to work... I will work just the same after I give notice I just know they are going to treat me poorly
  7. by   elkpark
    Quote from Lm24gaines
    For scheduling just making it easier for me to cluster my call so I can only have to get a hotel a few times and not 2x per week. It's 80+hours I have to work... I will work just the same after I give notice I just know they are going to treat me poorly
    Could be -- nothing you can do about that. As caliotter notes, if they are glad to see you go, they may just cut you loose as soon as you notify them, and not want you to work out your notice.
  8. by   caffeinatednurse
    Give your two weeks notice to your job in written form. Type up a resignation letter with your last day of employment included. Give a copy to your manager, and be sure to give a copy to HR too. An emailed copy isn't a bad idea, either, just in case somebody tries to say that you didn't give a notice. (Sounds weird, but it's happened before.)

    If they give you the crappy work assignments for your last two weeks, then so be it. I'm less concerned about crappy assignments and more concerned about actual retaliation - which isn't likely to occur in this situation.
  9. by   Nurse Beth
    The only person you can control is yourself.
  10. by   TriciaJ
    You know it's going to be the longest 2 weeks of your life anyway. Might just as well prepare for the worst; maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. If not, it'll be all the sweeter when you're finally out of there.

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