Oct 1, '12 by NursesRmofun
I can't see how I made any assumptions in what I said that you replied to. I was giving my view of what has happened to some people, including myself, as new nurses. Going back, the OP (and other people mentioned) were in new positions if not new nurses....so they were "new nurses" at that job, in that facility. I did not assume anyone that posted here was a new nurse or graduate in my statement.
"Balance, fairness, support; this is what nursing needs most IMHO".
That is what nursing needs but not always what she gets or gives....unfortunately.
Last edit by NursesRmofun on Oct 1, '12
: Reason: typo
Quote from Redriot
culture. I would cause a major riot if they tried to schedule me 8-in-a-row. That is NOT acceptable anywhere unless you are the one picking up extra hours or agreed to that schedule. If you were hired with a block schedule, then that is what you should be working. They are pulling one over on you and I would go back to HR and ask for copies of the policies. Then take that and copies of your hiring contract to a lawyer for a free consultation.
My schedule when I worked at the hospital was 8 on 6 off. Perfectly acceptable, and not all that uncommon, at least where I am. I didn't enjoy my 8 on, but my 6 off was awesome. But I agree, if she didn't sign on for that it's a bit unfair.
Last edit by monkeybug on Oct 3, '12
: Reason: clarification