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How to reject a weekend assignment from staffing company

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hapham3693 has 1 years experience as a BSN.

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Hi,

I graduated last year and found a contract job after I passed my NCLEX. I found out that I was pregnant at the time, but I accepted the work anyways because I figured I was still early in my pregnancy. I worked for the company for 1 month assignment. Now, the supervisor ask me if I can accept a  weekend 12hr shift assignment, but I am now in my 8 months, and I don’t want to risk my baby especially during this time. I don’t know how to reject this assignment. Should I just simply  say that I am pregnant and reject the assignment or should I just ignore it? I feel like I should answer them nicely since we are going to contact each other in the future.

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1 minute ago, hapham3693 said:

Now, the supervisor ask me if I can accept a  weekend 12hr shift assignment, but I am now in my 8 months, and I don’t want to risk my baby especially during this time.

Why do you think this will risk your baby? Without a good rationale this will likely not be an excuse that will continue your friendly relations with this company.

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hapham3693 has 1 years experience as a BSN.

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5 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Why do you think this will risk your baby? Without a good rationale this will likely not be an excuse that will continue your friendly relations with this company.

Hi there, I’m just concerned about the current covid 19, what if I get it you know, especially you don’t have a good immune system when you are pregnant. My pregnancy has not been a nice time as well, I was diagnosed with GD, and I really don’t want to risk exposed to covid 19 over 2 days assignment. 

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So it isn't that it's a weekend nights position then, it's any assignment? That makes more sense. I was confused by the details. You can tell them you're too far into your pregnancy to take a new assignment. Most OB's are requiring their patients to quarantine for 2 weeks prior to their EDC. That would give you 2  weeks on the job and then you would be gone. Doesn't make sense for you to take it.

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So you haven’t been working since this one month assignment early in your pregnancy?  

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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"I am so sorry, at this time I cannot safely accept this assignment"

That's it. Offer to bring them a note from your Ob/Gyn should any questions arise. 

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FacultyRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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I agree with saying "Thank you for the offer, but I'm too far along in my pregnancy to accept any position right now.  I will contact you when I'm available for my next contract." That's totally reasonable, and I wouldn't offer further details about COVID concerns or gestational diabetes because they aren't relevant. Congratulations on the new baby!

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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What does your contract stipulate? Would you be breaking the contract?

 

 

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