I talked to my manager last week about reducing my hours to part-time. Currently I work 3 12's, nights, EVERY Fri, Sat and Sun night. I chose the weekend schedule so that I would always work the same schedule with predictability due to my school schedule. My co-workers are very happy and grateful that I work every weekend because then they don't have to. I asked to reduce my hours to 2 12 hour night shifts still weekends only. I asked to reduce my hours because of my high stress level and impact on my health. I also begin my fulltime FNP classes and clinicals in the Spring. I am burning the candle at both ends already and it is impacting my health and my family. I was shocked when she said absolutely NOT because we are too short staffed already. I am asking for one less shift per week. If something doesn't change soon I will have to quit. Why would it be better to have an employee quit then to simply lose one shift?