reply to post by Greenize
I had a pretty frightful experience with my most recent job.
For months, I had discussed with them the possibility of me returning to school to get my nursing bachelors.
They, being a behavioral health agency who employ nurses, were very supportive of my decision.
I had also discussed with my supervisor's supervisor (who is the nursing director of the site I had been working at and a nurse of 25+ years) that I
would need to change my schedule as I would be unable to work overnights due to the erratic nature of my ever changing school schedule.
He was totally cool with it; he even told me that he had the perfect position for me to work that wouldn't interfere with my schooling.
I was elated.
So, months roll by and I was right about to start school.
Well...the nursing director then tells me that they're switching me over to a part-time/outside contractor position...not nearly what was previously
He then proceeds to tell me that they're discontinuing my benefits, and dissolving all of my vacation/sick/pto hours and yanking all
hours and were not giving me anything to work with.
Then, they told me that, whereas, they could not give me any
hours that fit my school schedule, they were not going to let me go so that they
would not have to pay unemployment or pay out any of my accrued time.
So, for the last 4 months, I've been living, meagerly might I add, on student loans and it's damn near impossible to find an employer that will work
with my school schedule.
Yeah, I could always go get a lame job for way less pay, but that still doesn't change how shoddily I was treated by an employer that I had worked
tirelessly for for the last year.
Oh, and I should mention, that this particular employer has an extremely high attrition rate of employees.
In the year that I'd been there, 25 (at last count) employees (most of them having been there for 3-4+ years) have quit because of how poorly they'd
So yeah...that's my sob story.