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What would you do, if you were in my shoes.....

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When I started nursing school, I never told my coworkers or boss. I ask to leave early one day a week to attend lecture,but never said what I was taking in school. Well I was called into the office by my boss, who informed me that I can no longer leave early, he feels it is hurting my workload and I need to stick to the hours I was hired for.

I am not sure what to do because I know he wont fire me. He's the kind of person that would make life miserable for you until you quit, which means I wont get unemployment. The semester is almost over,but in january I would have to leave early 2 days a week which is obviously not gonna be approved, what would you guys do in my situation?

I need to work because my husband is not exactly mister super helper, and I have two children. I really don't want to leave the program, you all know how hard it is to gain entrance. What are your thoughts?

Wow that is unfortunate.. One day a week and they aren't willing to help you out.. Are you able to make up hours a different day? I'm curious why you didn't tell them what you are going for? What kind of job is it? Have you looked for a new job that would fit your schedule?

I didn't tell them because they are not too keen on employees going back to school, especially if it's for something that would not benefit them. I've been making up my hours througout the semester, but others who have been there 15-20 years who always wanted to go back to school, but never did, are upset that I was given the chance to leave early when they never were. I am a medical biller.

Sewbusy~RN

Specializes in Orthopedics.

If you really want to be a nurse, you should absolutely not give up nursing school for a job like that, you would regret it for the rest of your life. I think you should look for a new job, and tell your boss what the deal is. Do you get loans and financial aid? You might be able to make up the difference of your income if you look into that. When I was in nursing school I never worked, and my husbands income was not always reliable. I got loans and grants and we survived. The struggle pays off in the end. Good luck and I really hope you can find a solution that works for you and your family!

itsmejuli

Specializes in Home Care.

The only person who can ever make you happy is yourself. Follow your heart and do what you have to do to live your dream. If that means quitting your job and making your husband pick up the slack, so be it. Let the chips fall where they may.

~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics. Has 6 years experience.

Personally I would say take this job and shove it. Obviously though this is easier said then done and one has to weigh their own situation.

That or it's time to tell the husband to step up his game and point out how much more you will be able to contribute when you are done with school.

Good luck with it all.

lovenicole1970

Specializes in Peds, OB, Med surg, CC, Burn.

When I started nursing school, I never told my coworkers or boss. I ask to leave early one day a week to attend lecture,but never said what I was taking in school. Well I was called into the office by my boss, who informed me that I can no longer leave early, he feels it is hurting my workload and I need to stick to the hours I was hired for.

I am not sure what to do because I know he wont fire me. He's the kind of person that would make life miserable for you until you quit, which means I wont get unemployment. The semester is almost over,but in january I would have to leave early 2 days a week which is obviously not gonna be approved, what would you guys do in my situation?

I need to work because my husband is not exactly mister super helper, and I have two children. I really don't want to leave the program, you all know how hard it is to gain entrance. What are your thoughts?

1st let me say I know ur pain, On another note I had a classmate who was able to find a job doing medical billing from home while we were in nursing school.

If all els fails see if you can get into a nursing program that offer night class I know that they do exist.

However I know its hard b/c I have been were u are and I was able to quit my job b/c of the support from my husband but understand we planned it out and let's say it is a sacifice for the whole family. my husband works 2 jobs sometime 3 and during that time I have to do the "mommy" duties and take care of the household and still deal with nursing school stuff. But don't give up on your dreams and I whis u the best stay strong this too shall past:redbeathe.

Well, after your first semester, I think you can get certified as a CNA without the training period- if you can ride out the rest of the time with Mr. Understanding. I don't know what billers make but most CNAs get about $20,000 to $25,000 a year.

Basically I would tell them that you will have to leave early those 2 days and that you will work extra another day to cover the time you'd be missing. If they are cool with that can you use vacation?

Do they know that you are going to school now? When I started my job that I have now I was still doing the tail end of my prereq's for the nursing program, so they knew I was taking classes but they didn't know what for. I would make up my time so I got 40 hours.

When I got excepted for the nursing program I had to spill the beans because my school was only during the day and I wanted to go part-time. Suprisingly they allowed me to do that for the time being. If we got busy and we couldn't handle the work load with me part time we'd have to figure something else out.

Soooo maybe it is time to come clean. Go to them with a schedule of when you can make up your time and let them make the decision of keeping you or not. You may be surprised. And if they are jerks about it then do something else and get your self through school you won't regret it!

Sounds like it's time for a new job. I'd start looking right now...hopefully, you'll be able to find one before the new term starts.

I would tell them you're in school and need to leave early 2 days a week and that you'll make up hours. Meanwhile look for another job. Maybe you'll get luck and get fired and be able to collect unemployment >:-}

But seriously, in my state you can take the CNA exam after completing one clinical. You might make more money working as a waitress too, if you can find something along those lines. After that, look in to extra loans.

sethmctenn

Specializes in Holistic and Aesthetic Medicine.

I like the thinking of the poster who said to try CNA. In my state (TN), you can take the CNA exam after one semester of RN or LPN school. That way, you'd get some valuable experience to help you with school.