I read a posted notification this week regarding changes in the employee handbook. The new policy requires ALL RNs and LPNs to provide a 4 week notice regardless of their specific position (floor nurse vs. management). It goes on to say that should an employee leave prior to the completion of their 4 weeks notice they will be compensated for all hours worked toward their 4wk obligation on their final paycheck, BUT the hourly rate would fall to minimum wage for the hours worked.
Now I read this notice like 3-4 times because my jaw was touching the floor. I questioned myself how this could be possible, but obviously it is something they have the right to do regardless. My next thoughts were more of gratitude that this isn't my full-time job. I would have thought they'd be obligated to pay you what they had agreed upon when you were hired, but again I guess I am wrong.
Note to self: if and when I quit taking shifts at this place it could very well be better to just stop accepting shifts and get wrote off the schedule.
Has anyone heard of people doing this before?? I've never heard of a non-management person being required to give more than the standard 2 weeks. I've certainly not heard of anyone slashing your paycheck if you fail to give full notice. Well it also says it would affect your rehire status...but I doubt anyone would be concerned with that after they took their check:angryfire.