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by JuliaR JuliaR (Member) Member

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Today i got a call from my nurse manager, she said, that she has changed my rotation. The reason being, there's not enough manpower at that rotation. After hearing that i got annoyed, i mean, she did not even bother consulting me. And to add insult to injury, the charge nurse that i really hate is moving with me. I hate him/her because he/she is very unhelpful, unprofessional and overbearing most of the time. Everyday before I get to work the mere thought of seeing him/her pushes my stress level really really high. And even other nurses who unluckily gets floated at our floor say the same thing. Next week, when I report for work I intend to talk to my nurse manager, question is what should I say? If you were in my shoes what you do? Am I being non-team-player?

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Today i got a call from my nurse manager, she said, that she has changed my rotation. The reason being, there's not enough manpower at that rotation. After hearing that i got annoyed, i mean, she did not even bother consulting me. Next week, when I report for work I intend to talk to my nurse manager, question is what should I say? If you were in my shoes what you do? Am I being non-team-player?

Being a "team member" implies that they treat you as a member of the team which obviously they are not. I would not let them change my rotation without my permission. You are not being unreasonable at all. I'd let them know how you feel. Don't let them push you around easily or it will continue. Stand your ground. Good Luck.

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Pearlgirl has 18 years experience and specializes in Acute, LTC, Home Care.

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Julia,

Sorry to hear of your dilemma. I would make an appointment with her soon as you can, so that she can look for someone else.

The more positive way to go about this would be to examine your time commitments to your off-duty activities. Do you take a family member for appointments? Do you watch a neice or nephew or have your children do weekend activities on a certain schedule? As much as you do sound like a team player, begging off this rotation due to prior commitments will save your health. Healthy coworkers multiply productivity over the long haul. They also reduce turnover, because people want to work where others pull their share and work together.

Maybe in discussing your original rotation, you could offer to do something different, that would still help your Manager. Best wishes.

Pearl

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Although Pearl makes sense...I don't think you have to find a reason or excuse to want to refuse the change in rotation. The manager has no right to do that without consulting with you first. I've been a nurse for 32 years and have had to learn things like this the hard way. It now comes easily to me.

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Are you ft on one specific shift if so they cant just change you like that. Also, when managers call you up like that they have learned to tell you instead of ask. Just say that is not going to work for me. I have previous commitments that I can't change. I might be able to do it occassionally. Sounds good to me try it.

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Feldner has 15 years experience.

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Maybe the reason she changed your rotation is because she had to change the charge nurses rotation because of the manpower issue. Maybe she thinks you are one of the few that works well and gets along with the charge nurse. Have you complained to the manager about the charge nurse. I'm not saying changing your rotation without discussing this with you first was right at all. I would go talk to her and discuss your issues with her and tell her whats going on and be prepared to look for another job. Life is too short to be miserable at work, and the ones that holler the loudest are usually the ones heard. Good Luck!

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DEB52 specializes in OBSTERTICS-POSTPARTUM,L/D AND HIGH-RISK.

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We recently went through this in our L/D and antepartum units. The changes were based on seniority. Everyone knew the changes were going to occur and the people affected were called or told in person on the same day. They did this to have a good skill mix(experienced RN's with newer ones). The shifts were changed for a very few. RN's weekend to work was mostly affected. Not to long after this we had our budget increased to allow more staff(HURRAY!!!). So people were able to move back to their shifts but the change in weekends stayed the same.:smilecoffeeIlovecof

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thanks for replying dutchgirlrn!talking to my nurse manager the first time i come back to work is the first thing i will do. you know what, i'm really not the confrontational type of person, i just keep mum about something if i still have the patience. but this time is very diffferent, BIG time different! it's time for me to speak up about this issue (regarding the charge nurse's issue, i told one of the associate nurse managers about her before). it will be hard for me since ,just like what i said, i'm not used to this, but i have to, for the sake of my well being. i can't work like this...

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pearl thanks for the reply.

Julia,

Healthy coworkers multiply productivity over the long haul. They also reduce turnover, because people want to work where others pull their share and work together.

Pearl

this is what my husband also told me... the bottom line is productivity, i know,deep in myself ,that i won't be able to function properly if the nurse manager will insist on me going to the other rotation

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Are you ft on one specific shift if so they cant just change you like that. Also, when managers call you up like that they have learned to tell you instead of ask. Just say that is not going to work for me. I have previous commitments that I can't change. I might be able to do it occassionally. Sounds good to me try it.

smiles04, yes i am full time in this rotation, that's why im so affected by what she did. it's not in our policies and procedures about consulting us first before changing our schedule but still, i have a life of my own, my family h as established a routine from m y work and a change like this will not work for us...

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icuwant2rn has 1 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg.

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Good luck!I have learned the hard way that you have to stand up for yourself b/c nobody else will. Unfortunately, it truly is the squeaky wheel that gets oiled in life.

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Maybe the reason she changed your rotation is because she had to change the charge nurses rotation because of the manpower issue. Maybe she thinks you are one of the few that works well and gets along with the charge nurse. Have you complained to the manager about the charge nurse. I'm not saying changing your rotation without discussing this with you first was right at all. I would go talk to her and discuss your issues with her and tell her whats going on and be prepared to look for another job. Life is too short to be miserable at work, and the ones that holler the loudest are usually the ones heard. Good Luck!

thanks feldner,

what she also told me was that she cannot move the other two nurses because of seniority and the other two nurses as well because they are new. but you know what, this reasoning ,i can't accept because prior to this incident, she already moved a new nurse to that other rotation because of manpower issue also.

i'm psyching myself now , i know i won't last in that floor with this kind of manager..no wonder our floor is very notorious.

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