Feeling tooken advantage of

  1. I have been an LPN for almost 8 yrs, working in the same ltc facility for almost 5. Only got 2 71 cent raises. I had a baby in August of last year and cashed in all my vacation and sick time because they don't offer maternity leave. When I asked the hr person for my time I had negative vacation and sick time. I asked her how was that even possible she just shrugged her shoulders and said I don't know they must've overpaid you. I went back and forth with her for a couple of weeks writing for coporate to respond and when they did my hours still seemed wrong. Now I went on vacation the hr person gave me my time and the hrs are still negative. I'm really thinking about calling the labor board this is so unfair on top of the fact that I make what a new grad makes, constant staffing issues. Feeling burned out ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜” if it weren't for the patients whom I love so much I would've quit along time ago, but for some reason I feel like they need me. What am I to do?
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  3. by   azhiker96
    Have you looked back at your pay stubs to see how much PTO they paid? Subtract what they paid from what you had before and would earn during the time off. If you get a negative number then yes, they fronted you some hours. I have only worked for one company that would do that. Most companies would let my paycheck fall to zero once PTO is exhausted.

    Aside from the maternity leave, it sounds like you are not happy with work overall. Perhaps it is time to seek a better employer. Yes you will miss the clients you have come to know and love. But there will be new clients to get to know and hopefully better pay with better treatment for you. When you are happy it is much easier to treat your clients well.
    Last edit by azhiker96 on Aug 16, '16 : Reason: Adding paragraph
  4. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from azhiker96
    Have you looked back at your pay stubs to see how much PTO they paid? Subtract what they paid from what you had before and would earn during the time off. If you get a negative number then yes, they fronted you some hours. I have only worked for one company that would do that. Most companies would let my paycheck fall to zero once PTO is exhausted.
    If the system is one that bases PTO received on hours worked, then it is extremely possible that OP did not earn a single minute of PTO while on leave. In my facility, it takes 7 years to earn enough time to take maternity leave and still be able to be paid for all of it. Without taking any other time off. It is extremely likely that you were off more hours than you have saved, but your facility allowed you to go into a negative balance so that you would be paid. My facility used to do that up to 32 hours, which were then paid back once work resumed and PTO accrued. Now, it's come back when the time runs out or take it without pay. As PP said, look at how many hours of PTO/sick time were paid out and how many you had prior to going on leave.

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