I have asked for a couple of saved time days off along with my regular day off so I can take care of some personal matters in the near future and have given her 3 choices (to make it easy for her to pick the best one for her staffing needs) of when I could go, I have gotten my own substitute and we filled out the paperwork so we could prove that the sub is willing to take my shifts.
The supervisor says no
. I ask her to help me figure out when my request would be possible to have. She can't.
I call the sub and tell her it looks like it's no-go. She calls the supervisor and calls me back shortly, saying that the supervisor said that if she wants to do it, she will approve it. I confirmed this with the boss. What??? Why is she willing to do it for her but not for me????
What should I conclude from this? We've never had words or any problem that I know of.
Dec 11, '07
Yes, that is correct..and it sure is hard to learn how to handle. A lot of the difficulties of the field are these types of issues that are not nursing issues, they are communicative issues. It is a difficult field to navigate and sometimes results in one banging their head on a wall (been there). I've had a few apples out of this bag, too. I really don't want to sound so bitter here. This is where somebody is dropping the ball and nurses are just burning up. We CARE and sometimes WE CARE to our own detriment.:spin: Occasionally, it becomes necessary to "cut to the chase" but don't go there until you're forced to and the above approach has not accomplished your goal.
Last edit by ebear on Dec 11, '07