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I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job

I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job is over working us with not enough staff and I am freaking out about being the only nurse in the building and being responsible for 23 residents in memory care lock down unit and about 28 to 30 residents in personal care unit. With no nurse from 2-10p in the memory care unit only a CMT. I have to pass meds on 2 floors before dinner and night meds. I have email the executive director letting her know this is impossible to manage especially when incidents occur or falls or if I have to send someone out to hospital. I notified my supervisor but won't get anyone to work due to no overtime is allowed. We do have an employee handbook and I have been here for 4 years and I really am at that point I want to quit. We are losing our nurses because of terrible management and being over worked. What I mean by being over worked is doing more duties two people should be doing instead of one.

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ScottyMacEsq

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In a meeting in hospital, all RN's, I was accused by someone

In a meeting in hospital, all RN's, I was accused by someone complaining about me that I was a "sociopath". This is in a medical setting and the person making the accusation is a RN with a psych background. This was in a direct complaint about me and affects my job status and employment.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I am a dialysis patent. I was friends on Facebook with a

I am a dialysis patent. I was friends on Facebook with a number of RN's and technicians from my dialysis clinic. About four months ago the management of the clinic wrote a policy for their employees saying they can NOT be friends on social media with patents. Can they do this?

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I have recently had a shift in reporting structure due to a

I have recently had a shift in reporting structure due to a merger. My new manager is making me "retrain" on an electronic learning management system that i have been working in since January when she was supposed to provide the instructions for making administrative changes. I am at the top of the payscale and a Senior in the role. I feel as though I am being singled out as No ONE else is being asked to do this. She is not offering to provide the instructions for this process.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Due to the merger, many upper management have been offered "packages" and have left the company. I feel as though they are targeting top level pay to sort of push them out to replace with younger new folks. I am 60 years old and have been with the company for close to 9 years

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I am working an at will contract and I understand that the

Hello,I am working an at will contract and I understand that the company and the employee retains to right to demote, hire or fire as well as employees has the right to terminate their contract with justification.So my situation is that I think that I was demoted unfairly. The reason that I feel this way is goes like this. In my job we have to qualify with several different weapon systems and failure to do so is caused / justification for termination or demotion. A few months ago I failed to qualify and I was not terminated the company choose to keep me on board as long as I could take a weapons training course and get re-qualified at my expense and I did such a few weeks after the failure. Once I did re-qualify the company brought me back to job site but they did so two positions lower than what I was when I failed the qualification.Now, this is position or the issue that I have with the demotion. First of all there were other employees that this incident happen to and they were not demoted the first time that it happened to them. The second time it happened to them the company demoted them, unlike me they demoted me after the first incident. Since then another individual failed to qualify and had to re-qualify as well and the company did not demoted him at all.Another issue that goes along with this is this situation is that I went through and won a board panel to get promoted to the next higher level in my employment and still they decided that the process of the board did not warrant me losing two positions. Again people since the incident did not win a promotion through a board panel and still were able to keep their rank or same position status.I think this is unfair. The rule of thumb should be the same for all employees.I would like to know is this fair or legal.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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How should I go about moving up my complaint about upper

How should I go about moving up my complaint about upper management? I have been dealing with at first an insubordinate employee for a few years withou any support from my leader. Because of lack of timely action on HR part, the insubordinate employee succeeded to stay and soon after a new employee who isued to work very well with me begin to exhibit same behavior which I brought up to his attention but continued. It took almost a year to get HR involved and provide needed warming. Now I seemed to have been slowly demoted and this insubordinate employee to be given more support and more opportunities to succeed in the organization and even was told he'll be sent to leadership training. My new manager does not seem to care about his behavior with me. Has told my employees to not come to me with anything and patients/clients have been told to go to her with any complaint, not to me. I was told this manager was put over me to support me in my told but I do not see that, it's quite the opposite. Further more, I worry about my job, have not sleeping well, I have to take medication for blood pressure and I'm constantly wondering what's next. I am wondering if this has anything to do with the fact that this insubordinate employee has family influences in the organization. What options do I have to make my case heard? Thanks!

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

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My wife was recently demoted as a manager from her company

My wife was recently demoted as a manager from her company and was told to keep the demotion under wraps, that if the information got out she would be fired. She was told to keep the narrative as close to "it was my decision to step down" as possible. The circumstances involve communication between herself and another lower level employee that my wife is friends with outside of work. In this communication she had some disparaging remarks about the site leader. The information was intercepted by the site leader via chat logs which are saved locally on the machine. The company does not have a policy in place that mentions you're being monitored, so there's no consent to being monitored. They do however have a generic "misuse of company property" clause which apparently includes their workstations and chat logs saved on the local machine. Also, we live in Washington State.The legality of this escapes me and there is a ton of information that contradicts itself by googling. I thought I would ask a professional as I would hate to move on without knowing that there were laws in place that keep this sort of thing from happening. It does feel like she was singled out though, this is the first case in the company where someone was fired over their chat logs and everyone I know says similar things about this site leader.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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Im returning to work tomorrow from FMLA and I heard my

Im returning to work tomorrow from FMLA and I heard my office is being moved and the employees I was managing are now under another manager?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,874 satisfied customers
At my current job- "keeping employees" is a problem. They

at my current job- "keeping employees" is a problem. They are short staffed and people are being "forced" to work mandatory overtime. If this was every "once in a while; tht'd be one thing.... but 3 days straight- they (the employer) had to manitory the whole day shift... about 30 people. Just last week, I was forced to work 21 straight hours and was expected to return the next morning for my sift.This may sound petty; but is there anything that can be done?Staff are tired and people can't keep this up indefinably! We've been being told... it'll get better... it just needs time. It's been this way for bot 3 monthyour advise would be appreciated.Thank you,Marcy

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ScottyMacEsq

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