How much I pick up affects my yearly evaluation?

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feelix

feelix, RN

335 Posts

Recently I had a recruiter email me about a position for $5000 per week if I do 48 hours a week.

Not if hell froze over. You don't want to make that down payment on your house if you are being sent to an early grave.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,534 Posts

I find that managers like to find SOMETHING that can be approved upon. It sounds like you had a near perfect eval, and the only thing she could bring up was your not picking up extra shifts... which is not a negative so almost anyone who would read it. 

JohnHood

JohnHood, BSN

Specializes in Critical Care, ER and Administration. Has 36 years experience. 25 Posts

Picking up extra shifts should not be an expectation of your job. Many nurses are leaving the profession due to work life balance issues. Your family should always come first and you should not be made to feel guilty.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,728 Posts

On 9/12/2022 at 4:13 PM, Been there,done that said:

Going to the director of HR and filing a formal complaint, may or may not remove the statement. Taking the issue out of the department... will put a target on her back.  Leave the  statement in. It could only hurt if and when, OP is looking for another position. Any decent facility will understand that it is not appropriate.

It would have been appropriate to ask that this be removed from your evaluation, at the time of the evaluation. Going over your manager's head (to HR) will only paint a target on your back. I wouldn't do it.

feelix

feelix, RN

335 Posts

1 hour ago, Kitiger said:

It would have been appropriate to ask that this be removed from your evaluation, at the time of the evaluation. Going over your manager's head (to HR) will only paint a target on your back. I wouldn't do it.

Agreed

feelix

feelix, RN

335 Posts

These evaluations mean diddly squad once they decide to rid of you. I got a perfect evaluation and a pin for going above and beyond and a conspiracy to get rid of within 2 months.

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feelix

feelix, RN

335 Posts

Saying you can do more shifts because you are young is age discrimination. I would keep a copy of that if in writing.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,588 Posts

On 9/7/2022 at 9:05 PM, Okami_CCRN said:

I would have politely requested that your manager remove the bit about picking up extra shifts from your evaluation prior to you signing the document, as picking up shifts in excess of your FTE status is not within your job description.

Unfortunately,  it does fall under being exceptional, other tasks as needed, and being flexible. Where I work, it's an "invisible" metric, unfortunately, but those of us who do change hours around and pick up extra are rewarded at annual raise time. Those who call in or don't do extra are given the nominal raise, then cry because others did better

8 hours ago, feelix said:

Saying you can do more shifts because you are young is age discrimination. I would keep a copy of that if in writing.

Yep, just like saying I can do it because kids are grown and gone

DaniannaRN

DaniannaRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Quality Control,Long Term Care, Psych, UM, CM. Has 17 years experience. 80 Posts

OP, since you said you are young, I'm guessing they are doing this because of your age.  They (most likely) wouldn't try that nonsense with an older/more experienced nurse.  And never tell anyone at work your personal business unless you need a reasonable accommodation from HR for a disability or need to take FMLA.  They will try to talk around whatever you tell them and "help" you find ways to still do extra shifts.  Just simply say "I can't work extra shifts right now".  Keep repeating that.  When they ask you why not, just say "I'm not able to right now".  Don't let anyone bully you into working extra if you don't want to.  And don't feel like you need to explain your personal circumstances to a manager or coworkers.  Start pulling back on what you tell them, they're not your friends.

When I first became an RN at 24 years old, the place I worked tried that crap with me, just didn't write it in my eval.  They told me I wasn't a team player because I didn't do OT and I didn't do happy hours (!!) with the staff.  Luckily, I never took that BS from managers and shut it down real quick.  At the time, I was a single mom to a 4 month old and no support at all from anyone so I could only work my scheduled shifts and go home.  But I didn't tell them that, it's not their business.  If you aren't able to help with with my personal problems, there's no need for me to tell you my personal problems.

I know this is easier said than done, but maybe you should consider finding another job.  There are jobs out there that respect work/life balance, you just have to look for them and read glassdoor reviews for anywhere you want to apply.  Good luck to you and hugs to you and your mom.  And always remember this:  work is important of course because that's what pays the bills, but family always ALWAYS comes first.  Family comes before any job.

you are fulfilling your responsibility to the unit and your coworkers by not calling out and working your Full Time! shifts.  It is none of their affair what you do on your own time, despite you being young, healthy and close by.  That is irrelevant. You should have the manager remove the line about extra shifts from your evaluation because if it is not in your original job description, then it is not pertinent to your current eval. You are meeting expectations.  Period. 

GranaG

GranaG

Specializes in med-surg/Rehabilitation/occ health. Has 28 years experience. 4 Posts

Well said!

On 9/7/2022 at 8:05 PM, Okami_CCRN said:

I would have politely requested that your manager remove the bit about picking up extra shifts from your evaluation prior to you signing the document, as picking up shifts in excess of your FTE status is not within your job description.

With that being said, please do not let this manager bully and guilt you into picking up extra shifts. It is not your job to staff your unit/office, that is management's responsibility. I encourage you to only pick up shifts when and if it is beneficial for you, not your co-workers or manager. 

I wish you best of luck!

 

And your manager has no right to require to share anything about your private life.  It is nobody's &#@^#$&) business if someone in your life has cancer, a sore bum, or a freaking rash.  That is your private business and I encourage you to stop telling your business at work.

Work as much extra as you want to, if any, but no more.