Anna R. on March 4, 2021
I'm a outpatient nurse who recently had to change jobs within the same organization due to long-term side effects of my cancer treatment and my old position not being able to accommodate my desire to decrease work hours and/or increase remote work. It took much longer than anticipated to find me a new role (They had to based on ADA law)=4 months. So I now have only been in my new position for a month. It's mostly working out with my disability, except I will be going back to graduate school in August thus likely quitting in July. I've had multiple staff tell me how happy they are to have someone permanent/the person training me say "hopefully you're the last person I'll have to train" and my manager saying she's going to add on more workload for me. I don't want her to do this /don't think she WOULD do this if she knew I was going to be leaving. To make it worse, we had a temp person who wanted to stay but was forced out when I came on. No matter what I'm going to burn bridges and I can't afford to quit now because of needing benefits. Right now there aren't any other openings that I could try to petition to change to that would fit my disability needs. I feel sick about lying to my manager. Should I tell her so she's prepared? But then what if I get fired? I don't plan to work here ever again but healthcare folks talk so it would be a risk.