Quote from hkrntobe
I need help please. Just not sure what to do now. Getting right to the particulars.
I was working in a So Cal Hospital in a Psychiatric unit. I was assigned a set schedule. 1) I was suddenly assigned to work 8 days straight Wed - Wed (8 hour shifts / this schedule would also mean that I would be working overtime without getting paid for it.) I consulted my union rep. and at her advise requested my set schedule back. 2) After numerous AWOL's and patients attacking each other, I expressed concerns on patient care and patient safety when probed by my manager. Within 4 business days of these two incidence I was called in the office and told "You are not a good fit." "You did not pass probation." 3) Should I really have to sacrifice patent care and POTENTIALLY MY LICENSE in order to provide for my child? Advice would be appreciated please. What are my options from here?
I am sorry that happened to you. I am very curious to know what that hospital listed as the job description and about the work hours when they advertised that position you applied to. Next time when you interview these are some questions you want to ask. Don't just take any job just because you are trying to get one.
Know BEFORE you take a job the min/max hours. Overtime policy. Scheduling rules/policies. Attendance policies. Are you able to self schedule? If not how is scheduling done and by who with what as determining factors. It just seems like you were taken advantage of but then again I only have one side of the story.
All I know is that the hospital I work for has policies in place. Including a employee complaint/grievance policy. No one is exempt when it comes to hospital wide, employee policies. We can always go to HR who will assist with ensuring the policies are being held. That's here in Ohio. I can't speak for Cali.
Anyways, be happy that you don't have to work for such a place. If they are treating you like that and you just got there it can only get worse. Anytime you work somewhere that your patients/nursing liscense is a risk YOU take initiative and leave. That probation term should be a two way door. If you don't think they are a fit you should be able to leave too.
Either way this is a learning experience for you to pay attention to the "small print" and know what to ask during interviews.