I need to rant , whine, and scream!!!!!

  1. I apologize in advance gang...I'm on the cranky order...and need to know what you would do ASAP!!
    Today , I go into work to pick up my check and just out of curiosity I asked the payroll clerk when my insurance would kick in...she looked @ me funny andd said you are only part time.....
    I look at her and said no... i work usually 5 days a week...there has been twice I have had to call off becuz of exteme illness( we aren't allowed to get sick u know)
    Anyways the DON takes me into conf room and says " we have knocked you down to 3 days a pay period...then procedes to tell me the things she has seen me do wrong....
    I have asked other nurses the procedure and only did what they said was ok..even asked RN super..........well guess what...I get reamed for it.. that was another "reason" for my step down....
    I also got picked on the way I dress. yes, I have clean pressed uniform on when I come in... but they don't like my choice of tops....or warm-up jackets? WTF is up w/ that? I had asked when I first started if they had a preference and the answer I recieved was NO PREF>>>>>>>
    I have been working my tail off for 3 months trying to get health ins for my family becuz hubby's work doesn't offer it... well now since I am part -time .. guess what? IF and When I am back on full-time ...my probation period starts all over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS: CAN I LEGALLY GIVE 24HR NOTICE ??i WILLL SEND A LETTER OF RESIGNATION IN FOLLOWING MY CALL........I feel sick and madder than $%&& than to even step foot back in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11:angryf ire :angryfire
  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   BadBird
    I would not give any notice, just call in sick and find another job. You are being treated horribly and you need to act on it, rather than get mad, get even by finding another job with insurance.
    Last edit by BadBird on Feb 13, '03
  4. by   colleen10
    Hey Teddy,

    Talk about bending over......................

    That's horrible. It never amazes me the way some employers treat their employees with such disrespect and disregard.

    I would start by looking over your "employment letter" that you signed confirming you would take such and such a position at the facility.

    It should say that you are considered full-time or part-time. A lot of times, even if you work 40 hours a week or more, but are hired on as a "part-time" employee you still do not receive full benies.

    Then I would examine closely your Employee handbook, see what it says you are entitled too. Even if you were hired full time and passed your "probationary period" and were set to be given full benies there has got to be some review process for "demoting" an employee or cutting back their hours.

    Whatever happens, they still sound like a pretty shadey operation. Unless their truly and honestly was a serious miscommunication about all of this I would find some where else to work if their are a lot of openings in your area.

    Good Luck and let us know what happens.

  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    oh teddy, that's terrible!! and they call themselves professionals! they should be ashamed of themselves!!

    get a new job asap! even some agencies have nice bennies nowadays, and some places have them kick in immediately, please check it out!!
  6. by   CraftyLPN
    Well, I did it!! Called them up and told them not to expect me in anymore.........yes, I have a guilt trip going on...just a tad.but can I tell you a secret?WWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo...ok that felt good!! I really despised the place the first day I was there.....I am going to try to back to my first love..home health... I can give my clients 100% of my time and deidcation , which they deserve...
    I forgot to tell you that during my review.. I also learned I was to "hurry up w/ med pas" well excuse me.. but if these pts have probs , how in the hec& am I supposed to find out what it is , if I have to say "sorry can't talk to you now..."
  7. by   Mkue
    Good for you ! teddybear !!
  8. by   colleen10
    Good for you Teddy!

    Would you mind if I live vicariously through you for a little bit?

    If you didn't have a good feeling about the place on your first day, I think you made the right decision.
  9. by   CraftyLPN
    :kiss I guess I just needed someone else's opioin bfore I did anything "rash".but I feel Good....Hate to admit it.but............
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    Teddybear, if more of us "voted with our feet" like you did instead of taking that crap, employers might actually have to start treating staff well. Nice work .
  11. by   CraftyLPN
    My sis works @ the same place I do... I guess last nite word had gotten around that I had quit...sis says several STNA's cried.. and almost all staff...including kitchen were asking about me...
    This is where the guilt trip begins..(lol..sadly)
    Apparently there were several remarks," She was a d%$# good nurse, why she quit?"
    If I was so good, then why did I feel 2 inches tall when I walked out that door and feel like a glorified POS?
  12. by   Tweety
    I'm glad you left. This is America, you don't have to work anywhere you don't want to.

    Can't believe you were knocked down to part-time without them even telling you.

    Sounds like management didn't really have a clue as to the fact that you were a d%$# good nurse.

    Find a place with a DON and manager that are right up front with you. If there's a problem, ask them to tell you right away and to your face.

    Good luck!
  13. by   Sleepyeyes

    Yay!! I woulda done the same!!
  14. by   passing thru
    Good Show !