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Should I be upfront with my supervisor?

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by Skips Skips, MSN, RN (Member) Member Nurse

Skips is a MSN, RN and specializes in L&D.

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I have worked on my L&D floor for 2.5 years. I took a 7 week break and went to another hospital on their LDRP floor closer to my home, but I didn't like it and went back to my current hospital. That was a big mistake.

I do not want to work nights, holidays, weekends, or 12-hour shifts anymore. I want a more balanced home life. I applied to one of our hospital-based offices in the same building I currently work, in the maternal fetal medicine office. Because I left, I have technically only been in my position for 2 months. Some managers will not let you transfer positions until you've been at your current position for 6 months (even though I've been there 2.5 years at this point). Should I be upfront with my supervisor and let her know I applied? She probably won't be happy with me, but she knew nights wasn't my favorite before. 

Thank you.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Is there any chance it will change your course of action? If no, then I don't understand the point of your question really.

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Skips is a MSN, RN and specializes in L&D.

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Not necessarily, it is more of a courtesy than anything else.

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BlondeRNAmbition specializes in Med/Surg.

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If you get offered a position that needs an internal reference, then I would talk to her when you are at that point of a job offer. I feel hearing it from the employee rather than HR is considerate. 

 

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