(Closed) Not sure what to do, if there is anything I can do….Help!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My DH was in a similar situation. He works between two different schools and had to drive back and forth back and forth. Granted it isn’t many miles, but in thw winter it gets terrible. He also hardly had any time to prepare for his next class with running around.

Instead of saying, “Well my co-workers don’t have to drive” he just forcused on himself and said, “Something different has to happen with my schedule so I can manage my workload.” He was able to prove how often he drives (even though they know this) and how much time he has between classes to get from one school to another. He was able to get it where this year he only has to drive back and forth one time instead of three.

I would say something if I were you, but keep it about your situation. I know you want it to be fair, but make it about your workload…not about how much more you do versus your co-workers.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m not sure if it’s about favoritism or the other employee’s asking for more help. I use to work in a salon but struggled to get breaks or lunches on our busier days. However, other employees still took their cigarette break. I think I was seen as a hard worker and a bit gullible. Later, I was asked to commute 30 miles extra a day to help at a slower store. Nobody wanted to work there, was the problem. I discussed this issue with a old colleague of mine and he said I should ask to take turns in driving to the Denver store to share the responsibility. I did just that and my offer was accepted. Maybe you could ask for an assistant on your busier days, or ask to have the workload more evenly split? I would say you are feeling very rushed on your busier days and would like to spend quality time with all of your patients. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@mrs.folks:  I would say a coordinator would assist you in providing better care for your patients. Maybe offer it as an alternative for a raise for yourself? Tell them you are rushing around and struggling to get your work done on time, you want to give the best care possible to your patients, and can’t do it all alone! I agree it’s unfair. If the other nurses have been employed the same length of time you have and have the same workload with a secretary, you should have one, as well. Now if they have been employed much longer than you than it’s understandable that they might receive or have extra perks.

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