Well..it was her last nite...and she unfortunately had agreed to work one week past the end of her contract! I walked on the unit...and saw her immediately and I could tell there was stress BIG time...just by the look on her face! Everyday I have been there just about I have walked in to see her stressed for one reason or another...and counting down her days.
This was her first assignment...and a young, pretty blond RN...who probably could have been enticed to stay on this unit....but for being put in over her head too many times! I couldn't imagine this being my first travel assignment....but I have a feeling it maybe her last....or at least for a long time to come. I tried to tell her...it wasn't all her...and there are good assignments out there...but I think the damage has already been done!
Then I listened as they (those left on this train wreck of a unit)...proceeded to shred her to pieces..and talk about her shortcomings!! Believe me THEY have NO room to talk!! Then of course the old...WELL she was making MORE MONEY..statement was made!!! My only comment was...DON'T start that crap!!! They stopped..but I'm sure this is a continual topic when when I am others aren't there!
The thing is they even had the nerve to have her a going away pot luck...mostly store brought junk!! I bet she was kicking herself for agreeing to stay for the few days she did!
They had given her the train wreck...that should have been in ICU...and not on a unit where she had FIVE other pts on the day shift!!! When she came into the break area after she was finally reduced to tears...it made me sooooo angry....that they just couldn't stop for once and think about how THEY would have felt in this situation!!! All they could do was critize how she did or didn't just HANDLE IT!!! I mean they were having second helping of this young tenderly! But...I know I won't be able to expect any better! But I on the other hand...WON'T be staying over MY contract on this unit!! In fact at this point I would even PAY someone a very nice bonus to TAKE this contract for me...:chuckle:
I wonder what this situation will teach this young nurse??? Give you three guesses and the first 2 don't count!!
I think the punishment for miss treating this nurse ...should be that these people have to continue working on this unit forever...with NO agency help!!