Need some advice from my fellow NPs

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I am looking for some input on how you may have handled/approached an issue when the schedule you agreed upon on hire is not what you are being scheduled to work. I have spoken to them about it but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I would like to add that I am not in a contract.

Thank you

zenman

2 Articles; 2,806 Posts

Tell them goodbye.

NPAlby

NPAlby

231 Posts

My schedule as an NP is one of the perks. If they cant value your time by honoring what they agreed to then what else is up their sleeves. Time to say good bye!

nursegreen

nursegreen

179 Posts

I am looking for another opportunity. My work schedule is very important to me and at this point in my career I do not want to go back and forth between days and nights.

Aussierules1985

Aussierules1985

Specializes in Clinic NP. Has 6 years experience. 71 Posts

Had a buddy be in the exact same situation...

Got to ask whether its worth threatening walking out. You may win, may lose, but as you said, it it.. means a lot.. i'd be gone the moment someone who actually values your needs about the same as you do.

No contract... oh yeah. I'm gone. Lying=not cool. I'd be nice if you do leave (obviously)

mammac5

mammac5

727 Posts

I've had a similar situation in my job since February and it's very frustrating. My plan is to continue looking for a better situation (actively looking now) and then I'm going to leave very, very nicely after giving a notice and thanking everyone I work with for the opportunity to work with/learn from them. Why? Because I haven't been a NP very long, but I've been in healthcare for a long time and I realize it's actually a small, small world and I am likely to encounter these folks again sometime in the future.

Besides, I'm a Christian and I'm supposed to be nice to them even if they haven't held up their end of the bargain. Darn Golden Rule!

nursegreen

nursegreen

179 Posts

I absolutely agree. That is exactly what I am trying to do. I've been in healthcare for a long time and that is how I ended up with my practice. What they have done is schedule me to work both days and nights when I was hired for days M-F. Last week they scheduled me to work M,T,W days and Th, F night. I'm a single mother with a teenage son and I am not comfortable leaving him home alone all night, and I'm not willing to sacrifice my family for any job. I will do what I have to do but handle it as professionally as possible especially since many positions are through "word of mouth."

Thank you for sharing your experience.

nursegreen

nursegreen

179 Posts

I will be handing them my LOR tomorrow morning. I have been trying to keep some peace while looking for other employment. The email I received today was it. I am also paid hourly as opposed to salary and will be giving them a final date of July 1st since that is what I am currently scheduled through! I guess I really didn't expect this type of unprofessionalism at this level. Boy was I wrong!!!

Aussierules1985

Aussierules1985

Specializes in Clinic NP. Has 6 years experience. 71 Posts

Good luck!

PS yeah it happens way too much!

JeanettePNP

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 1,863 Posts

Good luck in the job search.

Isabel-ANP-BC

Isabel-ANP-BC

Specializes in Adult Health. Has 2 years experience. 64 Posts

I had the same thing happen to me in my first job, but I stuck with it and learned a lot. You're a new NP....you're low man on the totem pole. You can leave but sometimes it's just better to suck it up and stay for awhile, then go...

nursegreen

nursegreen

179 Posts

Just wanted to give an update on my situation. I stuck it out an worked through the horrible schedules thrown at me for two months. I have accepted a position in a area I truly love and look forward to going back. I start 9/9!!!!

Thank you for listening!