I have been working for a home health company for over a year. This company only has one full time LPN (Myself). The other LPN was railroaded a long time ago and quit. The rest are RN case managers. I fill in for these nurses when their caseloads get too heavy. It's a busy office. I was hired salary at my start and reduced to full time hourly a few months later because administration said an LPN could not be a salaried
employee. Since then I have been used asPer diem
although we have nurses especially for Per diem purposes. I have 401k and benefits yet I have never seen the full time 80 hours, as a Matter of fact, I am barely getting part time hours and this week alone, I have worked one day. There is not rule stating that I have to work Saturdays but in the past I have worked 3-4 weekends in a row and just about every holiday. I never work more than 2 hours each Saturday so I explained to my superiors that I was encountering financial difficulty due to the lack of hours associated with the job. I had to go to an agency and pick up employment to save my home and other bills, attempting to supplement what my full time job couldn't give me. Basically, I am employed and still unemployed. When signing up to the other position, I withdrew from Working Saturdays for my primary job. It would be silly to work 2 hours instead of 12 when having financial trouble. So now I feel I am being retaliated against for not working the weekends anymore. I have been told to come into the office for meetings on days that I have no patients and then after 10 minutes to leave with no compensation. I have been written up due to a
Patient who caused a problem with 3 other employees and 6 other agencies in which they promptly discharged her after the fourth nurse noticed that she was a problem. Other employees know by the office gossip what I am enduring. Nothing is kept confidential. Some are constantly apologizing for the poor treatment that I encounter on a daily basis. If there is any task is taxing or the patient is in a bad neighborhood or difficult, they send me. Anything the other nurses do not want to do, I do. However no matter how big of a help I am, I feel like I was the bad idea of the previous boss that hired me. There is a Particular superior that I feel picks on me and singles me out and now she is the acting director and now with a growing census, I have one day on my schedule. I feel like they are Trying to flush me out by treating me badly. I'm ignored and invisible in the meetings. No one listens to any of my concerns. I just do the best I can in a hostile
Environment and I am beginning to feel like most of it is racially motivated. Is there anything you suggest I do. I am planning to quit when I find something else but there have been other black employees that moved to per diem for the same reasons as myself. So for the future black employees, I want to do something about the inhumane treatment that they seem
To be successful at getting away with.