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Difficult boss--how to proceed?

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Long story short-my manager is a moody person. I am the only one who never had any problems with her. We have NO union. She decided to take away everyone's lines (all casual and part time staff) and have us do self scheduling. My 12 shifts in 4 weeks went to 5 shifts in 4 weeks.

I could not afford this pay cut. I started looking for another job. Jobs are scarse. About 2 months ago, she decided to let me and only me get a line back. This time it was only 9 shifts in 4 weeks and they were mostly weekends. I took it for the time being.

Now I got another job (YAY) and my manager is ******. I needed 6 weeks off for orientation. I gave her 3 weeks notice and explained the situation. I asked if taking an LOA was the best course of action. I told her I planned t return to my line after.

I even offered to do my Xmas and New years shifts because obviously nobody would want those.

She told me that the schedule for Dec and jan are made up and I need to fill those shifts myself???????? That's like 10 weeks of shifts.

If I was quitting I would only need to give 2 weeks.

I was planning on keeping both jobs but I can see this may be a challenge so I think I will drop down to casual status.

What should I do?

I was thinking of covering Dec shifts and letting her know that I will now drop down to casual.

mom4josh

Specializes in onc, M/S, hospice, nursing informatics. Has 11 years experience.

It sounds as though you would be better off just leaving this job with the horrible manager. Some managers are just thrown into their position with no experience or people skills, and she sounds like one of them. You can do better than that.

It sounds as though you would be better off just leaving this job with the horrible manager. Some managers are just thrown into their position with no experience or people skills, and she sounds like one of them. You can do better than that.

Many people speculate she is unmedicated bipolar. I work only nighs so I barely see her. I love the actual job. It's so low stress.

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

Make the offer if you want to stay there, but be prepared to leave if you must. She sounds like a real winner....

Lacie, BSN, RN

Specializes in jack of all trades.

Keep in mind also for the long term that managers/people in general like this do not change. It comes down to either sit back and take it or move on. I recently had a very similar situation in which it was the Administrator who was a complete NUT. I held out as long as I could but in the long run had to come to terms what was in MY best interest and not hers or the facility. Good luck on what ever decision you make and go with your gut.

linzz

Specializes in Geriatrics, Med-Surg..

I don't blame you for being frustrated. What does she expect you to do when she cuts back your hours. I hope your new job goes really well for you.