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Im new, will they be mad if I go full to part time right away?

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I just started a new job and I'm almost done with orientation about to be on my own next week, I haven't had the best experience at this new job because my supervisor told me she can tell I don't like my job that much. I tried to smile at her and not say anything but she is proably right, I've set my eyes on premed which will mean I need to go part time for now. Do you think they will be mad since I'm fairly new if I go to part time even though they hired me full time? I hope they will be understanding why I'm doing it.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

You're assuming they will give you a part-time position? You should not assume this- your employer just dropped a substantial sum of $$ on your hiring and orientation. If they're not going to get a ROI and you are not a good fit, they may just decide to cut their losses and let you go.

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

Uh yeah they'll probably be mad. They may not have a part time position for you. Best of luck.

Return on investment. Not all workplaces will let you simply decide to go part time. Everywhere I've worked there has to actually be an open PT position. And since your supervisor already can tell you hate the job, they might not do anything to try to keep you around like accommodate your request, even if they don't outright fire you.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

ROI= return on investment

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

You can ask to go part-time, but I wouldn't expect much. Employers will go out of their way for "star players" and will cater to them somewhat to keep them working.

I am guessing that since you are new and the supervisor has noticed that you seem to dislike your job, it is doubtful they will be interested in helping you since there is nothing in it for them.

Are you sure you even want to keep this job?

Does not matter if one works in nursing or any other career/job; asking to go to "part-time" when one ws hired for full time just out of orientation or training normally does not go over well.

First salvo has already been fired over your bow by your supervisor, and if one had to bet I'd say she's made that observation known to others, or will sooner or later.

Word in your shell like ear; if you think you're going to be able to string this facility along whilst you work out your career goals, think on. In most areas of this country experienced and new grad nurses are a dime a dozen. So unless you have some extraordinary talent that this place needs and or there is another strong reason otherwise you could be out and replaced before your spot gets cold.

Sparrowhawk

Specializes in LTC.

If your boss already knows you don't like it, asking for part time will just make her show you te door......if she's not already planning it already

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Yes they will be mad and no, they will not necessarily accommodate your request. Their concern is with staffing the floor, not with your long term goals.

PacesFerryBSN

Specializes in ICU, PROGRESSIVE CARE. Has 5 years experience.

Yep, they will probably drop ya :/

Work a year and then try to go down to part time or even Prn. You may have Better luck with that alternative.

tbehlow, LPN

Specializes in Orthopedics, and Home care. Has 1 years experience.

This may sound rude but why did get in to nursing? When you were doing your clinical didn't , you realize at that time it wasn't for you? Or do you not like that particular facility you are at? Believe me I know the first year is hard, but give yourself some time, things will work out.. Good luck

Jory, MSN, APRN, CNM

Has 10 years experience.

I just started a new job and I'm almost done with orientation about to be on my own next week, I haven't had the best experience at this new job because my supervisor told me she can tell I don't like my job that much. I tried to smile at her and not say anything but she is proably right, I've set my eyes on premed which will mean I need to go part time for now. Do you think they will be mad since I'm fairly new if I go to part time even though they hired me full time? I hope they will be understanding why I'm doing it.

Don't assume that they will accommodate your request. Units can only staff a certain number of full-time employees and if you were hired for a full-time position, you may not have a job if you make the request.

Understand that your manager was trying to send you an informal warning. If others can tell you don't like your job then I can tell you with certainty that your patients will too. Don't assume you will be kept after orientation...I have seen more than once, an employee finish orientation only to be let go.

Most of the part-time positions are typically filled by front-line nurses that are going to graduate school...those are the ones they are willing to accommodate.

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

My unit doesn't do part time nurses at all. If they trained you, they want you full time. Better for continuity of care.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

Where I worked previously, they were budgeted certain positions. I applied for and was offered a better job, my dream job, but I really liked my old boss and people I worked with. I asked about being a temp or casual, but there wasn't a position at that level. they just can't willy-nilly changed positions. IF they did want to accommodate me, they would have to have created a position, post it, and I would have to apply for it. They most likely are not going to "let you go" part time.

I think you need to discuss it with them.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

I would not bet the farm you will have a job...there are tons of folks ready to step right into that FT position,. so if were you, I would rethink my plan quickly or plan to be unemployed.