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by Dragonfly949697 Dragonfly949697 (Member)

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Anyone heard of policy in having to give 30 days notice of resignition of RN position on med/surg tele....hospital?

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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Yep. Policy here is four weeks, so... close enough to 30 days.

My manager said just the other day, she thinks the policy should

be 6 weeks. I think that's stretching it a bit.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience and works as a Complex Care Manager.

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Yes, the policy when I worked in the hospital was 4 weeks. Employers can require whatever they want. You have no obligation to give that much notice but, if you don't, you risk burning a bridge and being deemed "ineligible for rehire."

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I've always had to give 4 weeks notice

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Reason I am curious is this..........I had applied for an oncology position for which I felt strongly about, however I was too late as the position had already been filled. So I accepted another position at another facility and I have been there for 4 months and it is horrific. Last week I received a call from that previous oncology position and they wanted me to come for an interview. So I got the job that I really wanted and I am so excited. So I went to give my 2 weeks on my current job and they told me if I didnt given 30 days notice I would be on the do not hire list. My new orientation starts jan 14th.....so that means I would have 2 more days to work at old job. I really wanna do the right thing so I asked them if I could finish my 30 days but take the last 2 days off and use my pto. They said no. I check to see when the next new orientation starts and it is not until end of Feb. I dont wanna pass this great opportunity up and I am trying to do the right thing as to not leave my old job struggling with staffing......especially since another nurse up and quit the other day. What would you do?

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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Reason I am curious is this..........I had applied for an oncology position for which I felt strongly about, however I was too late as the position had already been filled. So I accepted another position at another facility and I have been there for 4 months and it is horrific. Last week I received a call from that previous oncology position and they wanted me to come for an interview. So I got the job that I really wanted and I am so excited. So I went to give my 2 weeks on my current job and they told me if I didnt given 30 days notice I would be on the do not hire list. My new orientation starts jan 14th.....so that means I would have 2 more days to work at old job. I really wanna do the right thing so I asked them if I could finish my 30 days but take the last 2 days off and use my pto. They said no. I check to see when the next new orientation starts and it is not until end of Feb. I dont wanna pass this great opportunity up and I am trying to do the right thing as to not leave my old job struggling with staffing......especially since another nurse up and quit the other day. What would you do?

Honestly, if the new job will let you start in the later orientation, I'd stay the 30 days at the old job. Even if you hate it, big corporations have all the power and a burned bridge can bite you on the bee-hind when you least expect it.

Out of curiosity, did the other nurse who "up and quit" give adequate notice, or did she or he not let the door hit them on the way out?

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There is the option of explaining to your new employer that you need to honor your agreement with your current employer, and see how they would like to handle this. With any luck they will let you attend the February orientation. I do think you should take all possible steps on your end to work this out according to your previous commitment.

While you're doing that, review all related policies so that there are no other surprises. Now is a good time to in some way record how much PTO you have, find out how/whether it is going to be paid out to you, and any other particularities of ending employment with this company.

I would also be alert for attitudes and potential vindictive behaviors. There are probably worse things that can happen than being blacklisted, from the sounds of it here and elsewhere. Two months is a long time to hang out in a high-pressure/high-responsibility environment where people are petty over an employee leaving.

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NuGuyNurse2b works as a Student Nurse.

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Most places have policies in place that requires at least 3 weeks notice, so i'm not surprised there are institutions that require 4.

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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Some bridges should be burned and this sounds like one. Don't be a slave to terrible employers. If you've got skills, you'll be fine.

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Some bridges should be burned and this sounds like one. Don't be a slave to terrible employers. If you've got skills, you'll be fine.

exactly, employees are expected to be respectful to their employers but sometimes the respect is not reciprocated to the employee.

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