30 Day notice for resignation?? - page 3

I am a new grad that just got off orientation and currently work in ICU. It has been a nightmare. I have decided with all the caos that is going on there (short staffing, 3 pt assignments, pulling... Read More

  1. by   RNsRWe
    My facility (as well as others in the area) use the criteria of non-professional staff giving 2 weeks' notice, and professional staff 3 weeks. All RNs are professional staff. Administration requires 4....essentially, the amount of time you have in vacation is the amount of time they want to replace you.

    Smiling, though, at the idea of the ICU manager saying that the OP wouldn't want to be "one of those med-surg nurses" <grin>. What, like we're required to grow pointy heads or something?
  2. by   Batman24
    I find it absurd that they won't let you try out a transfer. Your manager shouldn't be deciding for you that you won't work out in another area. That's not her decision. And if the Dirtecor of the other area said you wouldn't like it without even meeting you that is wrong as well. Where is your fair shot in all of this?!

    Sounds to me like she is desperate to keep you at all costs. Not even sure I believe she spoke to the Director versus just making some crap up. I woud either try and meet with the head of that department to see if a transfer could be worked out or have the 2 weeks notice be final. It isn't your fault others quit as well. If there is no contract for 30 days then I wouldn't feel obligated to give it especially under these particular circumstances.
  3. by   gitterbug
    I would try to speak to the manager of the department you want to xfer into yourself and explain your position.
    Otherwise, give whatever notice the employee handbook requires. I wish you luck.
  4. by   stkittprincess
    Hi All
    This is Kitt. someday I will figure out how to do the auto signature

    I worked all my career in a union hospital and the contract requires 30 day notice for contract nurses.

    I have been on both sides of the table as the co-chairperon of the negotiation committee and the last 10 years as a manager.

    We hold to the 30 day rule but do everything we can to entice the nurse to stay with us. If they have aready taken aother job we do allow the to use their personal time and vacation time to count toward the 30 days so they can start their new position.

    Working together we have had many nurses return to us, so we keep the door open and don't act like little generals.......................not that anyone would.

  5. by   NurseEcho
    Quote from romie
    2 weeks for non management is fine. 4 weeks for manangement positions is professional. Just be aware that they can let you go well before your resignation, so if you give them 30 days, they can kick you out the next day so you have to think about it from a financial cover your a$$ standpoint.
    On the other hand, if they kick you out the next day, you are eligible for unemployment benefits, at least in the state where I live.

    It never ceases to amaze me that we, as professionals, are required to give at *least* 2 weeks notice. But it is just fine for an employer (at least in a "right-to-work" state) to let someone go on the spot, with no notice and no recourse, for no clearly stated reason.

    I'd be OK with it either way, as long as employer and employee were bound by the same rules. But it just does not work that way. That's my vent on the topic :angryfire
  6. by   huskersfan
    At my facility our handbook states that floor nurses give 3 weeks notice and management give 4 weeks. There have been nurses give 2 weeks notice and then been told to go ahead and finish their shift and not to bother to come back, that their resignation was accepted immediately.
  7. by   chuck1234
    If you liked your job, you would not resign from it...
    This happened to me before I found a job in the ICU...
    This is so unfair....talking about torturing yourself for 30 long days.