How to reject a weekend assignment from staffing company

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by hapham3693 hapham3693, BSN Member Nurse Student

Has 2 years experience.

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.

Wuzzie

4,864 Posts

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.

hapham3693

hapham3693, BSN

Has 2 years experience. 15 Posts

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.

Wuzzie

4,864 Posts

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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LovingLife123

LovingLife123

1,575 Posts

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

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience. 1 Article; 2,674 Posts

"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.

Closed Account 12345

Closed Account 12345

Has 17 years experience. 296 Posts

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!

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,895 Posts

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

Edited by Been there,done that