Hello, I have worked for this same facility for many years, I am currently a PCA in nursing school
. I recently requested to be PRN, so that I may focus more on my studies. My boss flat out told me that it is not possible, because there are no PRN positions available. This is not the first time that I have had problems with my schedule. Keep in mind that this facility is suppose to work with those who are obtaining a health care degree. In saying that, I have asked in the past to have my schedule reset so that it is possible for me to go to school. At that time there were maybe one or two opening on the floor, so there was room to change my schedule around. She told me she would see what she could do. After asking her many times within a three month period, she told me that the floor was full and that I would not be able to switch my schedule at this time. I did some digging and found that my boss had given the schedule that I asked for to someone who was new to the department. I then noticed that she had accommodated another person who had just started as well. So after a month, I asked my boss again if she would be able to change my schedule, because I was beginning to fall asleep in class and again she told me she would see what she could do. Within a two week period a person in my department decided to quit, so my boss told me she would be able to change my schedule.
Jumping to the present, One of the same people who have received accommodation for school purposes asked to change their status to PRN about two months ago, my boss had no problem developing a position for this person. I asked about about two weeks ago, and she told me that she could not. Now me and the other person who is currently PRN are two different shifts, and there are no others on my shift who are PRN. I believe that there is something fishy going on. I am not one to pull out the race card, but I am black and they other who I have mentioned are white.
PLEASE PLEASE, tell me what you think or give me a suggestion as to what to do. Keep in mind that I have not said anything about feeling discriminated to my boss.