Am I just being petty? - page 2

I finally resigned from a facility that has continually made me feel like yesterday's trash, yet they still manage to make me feel as though it is by some fault of mine and not theirs. I graduated... Read More

  1. by   passing thru
    Please give us a clue as to where you are...the general vicinity...
  2. by   emily_mom
    I agree with the above posters. No use putting your license on the line for people that don't give a crap about you.

  3. by   sanakruz
    You are right and they are all the very wrongest they can possibly be. Nuff said. Let em sink
  4. by   sjoe
    toes writes: "a facility that has continually made me feel like yesterday's trash, yet they still manage to make me feel as though it is by some fault of mine and not theirs. "

    My suggestion--take a good assertiveness training course. Of course they will "make" you feel whatever suits them, if you let them.

    You might want to rent the video of "Grapes of Wrath," and notice the relationship between management and workers. This attitude is much the same now at your facilty.

    Last edit by sjoe on Feb 8, '03
  5. by   hoolahan
    I agree w colleen. Check your employee handbooks and vacation and termination or separation policies. Then, check your pay stubs, they should have your hours (usually) on them for the time you have accrued. Make a copy of that, get copies of the policies and then send a letter with the policies and copy of check stub attached saying how much you are owed according to your calculations. Send it to them regustered mail. Tell them if you do not revieve your due in the next pay cycle, you will consult the dept of labor. Then do it.

    I also agree this is a blessing in disguise. Younpoor thing. If this is what you thought normal was, you may be pleasantly suprised when you find an employer that actually treats their employees decently.

    Good luck to you.

    Oz, ther are many ways to calculate benefits here. Some companies still give 3 weeks vacation, 8 sick days, and 2 04 3 personal days. You are discouraged from calling out sick when your kids are sick, so you can take a personal day, or you can use it as an extra vacation day. Kind of like 3 floating holidays you can ntake whenever you want. Other companies combine all of this time into PTO (I forget what that stands for) time, and so if you don't call out sick all year, you could potentially have 8 extra "sick" days, though they are all polled days and not separated any more into sick, vac and pers days. None of this time is in lieu of time worked, that would be like comp time, and only management gets comp time, tho most of them never really have a chance to use it. Of course nothing is to stop you frombargaining w the super when she calls you to work on your day off, well, sure I can come in on Friday, but I would need Saturday off. Sometimes you can make a great deal if they are desperate!
  6. by   hapeewendy
    On to bigger and better things!
    you deserve no less..

    rootin for ya

    I'm in a very uhhhhh unnice situation right now at work but cant really talk about it just yet ... so I feel ya, know where yer comin from etc
    most likely is a blesssing that yer outta there!
  7. by   Tweety
    I'd say good riddence and would be dancing all the way out the door!

    Best wishes.
  8. by   Tookie
    Totally agree with the posterrs - no way to treat you
    And YES Grace - wouldnt get away with that sort of tratment here - well I cettainly hope its not happening here.
  9. by   RED_ALERT37
    PSSSSSSSSST...... theres a nursing shortage..... you will be fine , and noooooo you werent being petty..... only you can cover your back !!!!
  10. by   LadyDee
    First of all you did nothing wrong so stop blaming yourself. Your self respect and integrity should not be negotiable.

    You did the right thing and I pray your next experience will be better.
    You worked for a horrible organization.
    Wishing all the best in the future!
  11. by   Lab
    I don't know where you are from or what type of facility this was but you have been given a gift. You did the right thing to leave (you should have left sooner!) You can think about what has happened to you over the years and dwell on it "was it me? was it them?" or you can see this gift for what it is..a chance to explore other options that are out there for you. This time remember that you are entitled to proper orientation and basic peeks that go along with your new position. You need to be your own advocate and investigate what are you actually intitled to where you live (ask your labor board). Look at your state standards of care. Look in your employee handbook- benefits should be outlined there. There are sometimes thoughtless people in high positions that do not make appropriate decisions (the NM that had someone cross off your name) call them on it..simply ask..(example: "NM, my name was crossed off...can you tell me why?") You care in control of your destiny- when He closes a door- He opens a window- look for your window! Good Luck!
  12. by   fiestynurse
    I agree with Hoolahan. Gather together all your pay stubs and a copy of the employee handbook and go to the Labor Board.
    I don't know what state you work in, but there are laws that have to be followed in regards to lay-offs. You may also be eligible for unemployment benefits while you look for another job.
    The Labor Board will be able to advise you and let you know if any of your rights were violated. Good Luck!