What do you think about this? Job-related...

  1. I mentioned before that I was started a new job on Monday. Hospital-based case management.

    I haven't heard a peep from my boss since I faxed in my resignation two weeks ago. Until today...

    Today, the VP called me in, congratulated me on the move, and said he had contacted the CEO of the facility where I'm going, the head of the HR dept for all the affiliates in this area, and my new boss, to ask them if I could stay here until Jan 2nd. He said there are business decisions that need to be made and things going on whereby they need me to stay in this position until after the first of the year. He asked if I would stay for this brief time, I said I would be glad to.

    They are going to adjust my pay to reflect the increase with the new job. I'll get Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day paid and off since I'll still be under corporate instead of the hospital.

    I'll attend the 2 days of orientation at the hospital on Monday and Tuesday as planned, but work here until January.

    The VP can do this because corporate and the hospital are under the same parent company.

    The other people in the office felt this was really underhanded. Coming from a long stint in the corporate side of healthcare, this is not uncommon to me at all, and works out well. My thing is, never burn bridges - this town has too small of a medical community and it's in your favor to "play the game" and remain positive in all your dealings.

    In addition, I really like our VP.

    What do you think?
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Beach_RN
    Absolutely....Maybe he should have told you he was going to call your new employer....but he probably felt he had a good enough rapport with you that he could take that liberty!

    And I agree whole heartedly... NEVER BURN BRIDGES...you never know when you might need them again!

  4. by   Vsummer1
    It sounds like the VP covered all the bases to have a win-win situation for all parties involved.

    You get the extra money, the days you want off, and they get what they need by keeping you working where they need you short term.

    You come out smelling like a rose (was just at the soap thread, can ya tell?).
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    It does look underhanded-- or very paternalistic, at least, to leave you out of the equation until the last

    but if it works for you-- then it's a win-win. Congrats! rare to get your cake and eat it too in today's business world!
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    I realize I could have been dazzled by the testosterone. Something about men in suits in powerful positions who are intelligent, delegate and dictate well just impress the **** outta me. :chuckle
  7. by   renerian
    Was underhanded but your right don't burn bridges. Bites you in the butt later......

  8. by   BadBird
    You seem happy with the plan so I say just go with it. You are smart not to burn any bridges especially since it is one umbrella company. Who knows, maybe one of those fantastic suits will be your next RICK !!!
  9. by   nursegoodguy
    I'd be having to ask, Who the he!! are you to decide this for me?????
    I mean when you give your notice, you give your notice...
    Is he a boss or a dictator?
    And if you said No?
    As long as it works out for you that is all that is important! A little more money, the holidays off... I wouldn't be surprised if after the 2nd he still needs you though... Uhhhh yes I meant Jan 2nd of 2007...
  10. by   LasVegasRN
    The first time this happened to me in a corporate setting, I was angry and thought the same, "How dare you!!". But, it happens all the time.

    I've had a boss deny my resignation/transfer and she and the new boss had to duke it out with HR.

    I was lucky, this was a good thing. I've seen the bad of this also: transfers denied, transfers blocked, on the day you give notice they walk you out - "thanks for the notice, no need to stay two weeks, BYE!".

    The more large corporations take over hospitals, LTC, and SNF's, the more you'll see this happening.

    He made it clear his intention was not to impede my career path and understood my reasoning for going to place where my case management skills would be fully actualized. Yet, he is doing what I would expect of any other VP - he didn't ask my permission to do this, he makes it happen and makes sure it's a Win-Win for both sides. I'm not fooled - he gave me the courtesy of asking if I would agree to doing this. He didn't have to do that at all.

    'tis the nature of corporate America.
  11. by   nursegoodguy
    He still sounds like a dic tator.
  12. by   llg
    I think you have a terrific attitude about it -- and agree that it is foolish to burn bridges. Like you, I doubt he meant to hurt you in any way -- although I do think he should have told you that he was going to try to negotiate a different final transfer date. I am happy everything is working out for you.

  13. by   Vsummer1
    Hmmm.. looking through all the responses, I can see that my corporate background will help me in the future with nursing. I guess I was naive to think I could get away from corporate politics! Geesh, I decided to be a nurse to end all that crap...

    I never even blinked, just thought "cool, she got a good deal". Because that is how it works in the world I am from! The VP had to cover the bases to get the deal THEN present it to the employee. It was always the employee's CHOICE to accept or not.

    When looking at it like that, she got a GREAT deal, the days off, the extra money now.... so I see absolutely nothing wrong with what the VP did. I guess I am gonna be a good little corporate nurse someday (just like I used to be a good little corporate employee.......)
  14. by   live4today
    I think it's great, Vegas! It sounds like all was done in your favor as well as both employees favors, so you can't beat that. He should have included you in his train of thought prior to discussing it with your new boss though.....just out of courtesy to you...professional respect...you know what I mean?