I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right place but here goes. Just want opinions on this situation.In August I had surgery that required me to be out of work with no lifting for a week and light lifting for the next three weeks, then normal activity. I went to my manager and asked her if I could come back in a week to light duty such as in a different capacity or as team leader, or any other area they could use a nurse in a non lifting capacity. I even asked if I could take patients that did not require lifting or pulling up in bed. I was told NO. The hospital has a strict policy that states if you cannot lift 50 lbs, you cannot work the floor (med/surg). Today, I show up to work to find that I had been replaced as team leader by another nurse, who had surgery on her arm and could not take a full patient load or lift with her left arm. She had obtained special permission from this same manager to be team leader and take one or two patients that did not require lifting. I instantly saw red as the three weeks off, had been hard on my finances. Is this a fair practice? Or am I just being petty?